It’s the place people around the world dream of staying in and the location that Hollywood producers queue up to have as a backdrop in their films. If ever a single hotel put a city on the world map, it’s Emirates Palace.
In the heart of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, lies an unrivalled Arabian fantasy that goes far beyond its five-star rating. The hotel, which was inaugurated in 2005 as the second most expensive ever built, is regarded as one of the top five hotel destinations for high-net-worth individuals.
The hotel contains 394 luxurious rooms and suites, and a private marina overlooking the natural bay, among myriad other ultra-high-end facilities. Perhaps the most notable of the latter is its award-winning Emirates Palace Spa, which features a traditional Moroccan hammam, two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, and an ice cave. Guests are treated to various gourmet delights, with 13 restaurants, cafés and bars offering cuisines from all over the world. The hotel also houses over 40 meeting rooms that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression, in addition to an auditorium and a ballroom capable of accommodating 1,100 and 2,400 guests, respectively.
The site is a favourite among Hollywood’s leading directors, having been featured in films like Furious 7 and The Kingdom. The venue has also hosted some of the biggest performances in the region, such as the 2008 Christina Aguilera concert, which was attended by more than 15,000 fans.
Emirates Palace Hotel has been the proud recipient of some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality awards: The World’s Leading Luxury Beach Resort, the World’s Leading Conference Hotel and the Middle East’s Best Hotel Spa are some of the accolades it earned from the World Travel Awards in 2017.www.kempinski.com