Sofitel The Palm Dubai was recently inaugurated in the presence of more than 1,500 guests. The new hotel welcomed local and international dignitaries and celebrities along with Gregory Maliassas, senior vice president Sofitel Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean and French botanist, Patrick Blanc among others.
“Sofitel The Palm Dubai is well set to cater to the UAE’s ever growing luxury leisure tourist market, as well as business travellers,” said senior vice president Sofitel Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, Gregory Maliassas. “The rare design elements conceptualized by Mirk Architecture and Patrick Blanc allow guests a total sense of escapism.”
The hotel offers 361 guest rooms and suites, as well as 182 serviced residences. In addition, other facilities include food and beverage outlets, namely Studio du Chef – a modern take on traditional French cuisine; Porterhouse, the signature steak restaurant; Manava, the all-day dining restaurant; Hong Loong, the authentic Chinese restaurant; Moana, a seafood outlet offering fresh local ingredients, while Maui Beach Bar and Restaurant offers treats from the BBQ. The 2LIV Nightclub spread over three levels coupled with So Spa offering 28 treatment rooms is the relaxation offering.
“We wanted to create an alternative to standard resort-like hotels in the city, from the feedback received thus far, we feel we have fulfilled this aim,” said general manager Christophe Schnyder.