The Living Room
Perfect for a date or a business meeting 3 Reviews
The only thing they’ve really got wrong here is the name. We don’t know who walked into this space and said, ‘This looks just like my living room,’ but it certainly wasn’t anyone we know. First up, this new bar is not just one room – it’s at least five. Stemming off the main bar are four rooms, each with their own opulent themed get-up: the ‘European room’ and ‘Oriental room’ are easiest to spot, though we couldn’t quite pin down the themes of the other two.
These smaller spaces are still far bigger (and more glamorously decorated) than any living rooms spotted recently, but we see what the Grand Hyatt is going for: intimate spaces where guests can enjoy a more personal tête-à-tête while they’re tended to by the fast and friendly staff. Less pumping bar, more quiet chit-chat. But does it work?
With comfy lounge furniture and twinkly chandeliers it’s all very polished and pleasant, the kind of place you’d be happy to either bring a date or host a business meeting. But that could prove a double-edged sword. Anywhere you’d be happy taking both your mates or your parents, you invariably end up taking neither.By Rob Garratt
Time Out Dubai,
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