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Dubai’s Crowning Glory

Dubai’s Crowning Glory ( BURJ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Only a few measure up to Dubai as the world’s greatest destinations along the vast expanse of the Arabian Desert. However, fewer measure up to this emirate’s crown jewel property–The Palace, The Old Town.

The Palace boasts a highly prestigious address. The Sofitel Luxury Hotels managed deluxe accommodation is situated on the Burj Dubai Lake, a landmark sweet waterbed right at the heart of the most modern, bustling harbour city.

The centrepiece of The Old Town was built on the edge of the lake in front of the Burj Dubai, creating a harmonious blend of the past and present. From this vantage point, one envisions the way in which Dubai evolved and how it further develops. Contrasts in landscape offer vistas of the previous pearl-diving and merchant Gulf state emerging into an empire all its own, with high-rises piercing the skyline amid slender mosque spires peaking through.

The Palace is within short distance from all major business and financial institutions, shopping malls and other major tourist and local attractions. Classical themes and Arabian tradition define the hotel thus preserving the charm of the Dubai’s history while setting its very firm site on the future. In post modern terms The Palace is dubbed as the world’s giant hotel.

Conveniently located next to the Dubai Mall, The Palace turns guests into happy, contented shoppers of the world’s shopping Mecca. The deluxe property is within close proximity to the Dubai World Trade Centre, Convention Halls, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai’s International Airport, and a host of leisure facilities. The business bay on Sheikh Zayed Road rewards businesspeople fully accomplished agenda within much shorter time.

Easy access to the white sandy beaches of Jumeirah and the island’s meandering streets dotted with exotic residential apartments, boutique offices, shops, cafes and restaurants allows guests more time to unwind. A dock station for boat cruises from the hotel to major attractions of Downtown Burj Dubai, Burj Dubai and the Dubai Mall, gives the hotel an edge over others.

The Palace, The Old Town boasts 131 elegantly-appointed rooms including 24 executive floor rooms, four spa rooms featuring irresistible amenities, two adaptive rooms, three ambassador suites and six diplomatic suites. All offer Sofitel’s exclusive My Bed concept designed to create a unique experience that evokes the comfort of home, 32-inch LCD TV screen, DVD player, individually controlled thermostat, daily local and international newspapers, fax machine available upon request, individual safety box, complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar and connecting rooms. Three royal suites offering astonishing views over the Burj Dubai and the imperial suite on two floors leave discerning guests royal treatment they so deserve. Sixty-eight Old Town, Lake and Burj Apartment Suites with individual kitchenettes render personal touch to one’s stay.

Le Spa, a unique concept developed by Accor, features two Arabic-inspired baths called Hammams, four monsoon showers, two Hydro spa bathtubs with therapy jets, a wet treatment suite with Vichy shower, five treatment suites, four spa rooms, gymnasium, relaxation lounge, beauty salon and barber shop. All are supported by an exclusive product commitment from Carita and Décléor.

Guests on business avail of the executive lounge with business centre, secretarial services, library, computer stations, even bar services and breakfast, light meal and refreshments served throughout the day. Airport pick-up and drop-off is offered free to those booking the executive floor rooms and suites. Further, groups can book the main conference room The Royale, which divides into two break-out rooms with sound proof partition, a pre-function area with a cloak room and an outdoor terrace, a board meeting room The Regal Room with advanced audiovisual equipment or The Palatine Room for smaller group gatherings. Breath-taking views of the Burj from exclusive terraces render perfect venues for hosting social events.

The Palace offers round-the-clock dedicated butler service - personalized and exclusive service catering to the most discerning tastes, room service, concierge service, guest relations desk service on every floor, and shuttle and limousine service provided to major shopping malls, tourist destinations and the airport. Exclusive partnerships with Dubai Polo Club, Arabian Ranches Gold Club and Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates extend privileges to guests other resorts simply can’t.

Dining is a connoisseur’s delight at the Thiptara “the magic at the water”, set beside the Burj Dubai Lake, Royal Thai cuisine, Ewaan or the all-day Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dining, the Asado or Argentinean “Parilla” Grill concept serving up premium meat cuts, and the lobby lounge with a pastry corner offering an exotic array of coffee and a tea menu with sheesha (water-pipe) at the terrace. Diners in culinary pursuit of the flavours of Arabia or others can sample 15 international restaurants and cafes outside at the Souk Al Bahar on the isle.

Sofitel, the prestige brand of the Accor chain, puts this resort highest on its pedestal of mythical palace properties. So does the merchant city of Dubai whose enigma is mirrored in homogenous desert culture and art within the walls of a timeless Palace.

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Anoushka Misra Account Manager T: +971-4 3355969 F: +971-4 3356080 M: +971-50 4569522

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