Emirates Palace readies for opening by year-end
THE Kempinski-managed Emirates Palace (formerly known as Bani Yaas Palace), billed as the most impressive resort and conference venue ever to be built in the Middle East, is due to open at the end of this year.
Built in the style of a majestic palace rising from the sand, the colours of the Emirates Palace facade represents the different sand nuances found in the Arabian Desert.
The Palace is an architectural wonder and an international landmark boasting a staggering 114 domes covered in mosaic glass tiles topped with gold finials. Its elaborate design and unparalleled facilities were created with the sole purpose of whisking its guests into a world worthy of royalty where their every whim will be fulfilled and their every need catered to.
The Emirates Palace Conference Centre houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region. The conference facilities include an auditorium with fixed seating for 1,200 guests, a main ballroom that can seat up to 2000 persons and an extensive range of 40 meeting rooms including a Media Centre with 12 press rooms. In addition, six large terraces and a variety of pre-function areas provide many possibilities for breaks, receptions and banquets.
Located on a 1.3 km stretch of Abu Dhabi’s most beautiful sandy beach, Emirates Palace is a luxury retreat with superlative leisure facilities including two stunning pool landscapes and two ultra luxurious spas at the end of each of the east and west wings.
The Palace will also house 16 food and beverage outlets serving a variety of cuisines created by world renowned chefs. The Emirates Palace comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites equipped with 22nd century technology including extra large plasma TV’s in each room, a wireless internet network that covers the entire property, a fully interactive TV system and electronic programming guides to provide instant rewind and pause of television programming.