The first hotel on Dubai’s newest residential location, Dubai Marina, the 45-storey Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien, has opened its doors to hotel guests and apartment residents.
The hotel, which has been just over two years in the making, is a mix of furnished apartments and hotel. General manager Pam Wilby said “This is a total lifestyle property, and all the facilities have been created to answer what the modern guest or resident truly wants. Like the new neighbourhood of Dubai Marina, which is tipped to house more than 10,000 people within a couple of years; we believe Grosvenor House will form a vibrant part of the city’s community.”
Soft furnishings have followed clean lines, with a vibrant, autumnal colour palette and textured materials, as well as signature touches such as the giant carpet in the lobby and the neon green perspex panels in Mezzanine, the hotel’s flagship restaurant. Mezzanine joins 12 other restaurants and bars, all of which are open to hotel guests and non-residents. Gary Robinson, former personal chef to HRH Prince Charles in Britain, is chef-patron of Mezzanine, while celebrity chef Vineet Bhatia heads up the modern Indian restaurant Indego.
Turning to spa and health facilities, Grosvenor House has a dedicated floor, Retreat Health and Spa, with key outlets operated by Nextar, the company behind the popular N.Bar concept. The health and spa will have a total of seven treatment rooms for men and ladies offering the latest spa treatments as well as a hair and nail studio, hydropools, steam, sauna and jacuzzi, plus private rooms for those who seek an indulgent day of pampering. Turning to event and business facilities at Grosvenor House, there is a dedicated conference centre, which like both the hotel and apartments, has a separate entrance.
The hotel has 217 sea-facing rooms, while the 205 apartments will offer stunning marina views, and three of the signature touches will be plasma televisions in all rooms, personalised butler service and 24-hour room service from all outlets, in addition to the use of beach and pool facilities at the hotel’s sister property, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa. The top 11 floors will be dedicated to the Grosvenor Club, premium executive accommodation where guests will also have access to the 44th floor dedicated lounge.
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