Take a first look inside the exclusive new Dubai beach hotel
Arabian Business staff
Arabic accents highlight Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, with colours and textures influenced by the seaside lifestyle of this 14 acre (5.6 hectare) Resort.
The Hendricks Bar is fashioned as a traditional club, with leather-panelled oak walls, deep chairs and a cigar room.
The baths include ceilings leafed in silver to reflect a flattering hue from the Murano glass light fixture, while a mosaic tile wall is the backdrop for a free-standing tub.
The bed itself is the new fully customisable Four Seasons Bed. Lavish details include marble flooring in the foyer, bath and dressing room, which includes a wood-panelled walk-in closet. Comfortable seating includes an L-shaped sofa plus a bench at the foot of the bed, and business travellers will appreciate the executive size desk.
Envisioned as a welcoming enclave by world-renowned architects WATG, the Resort’s fresh, sophisticated contemporary style is by San Francisco-based interior designers BAMO.
The 10-metre high (33-foot) lobby is capped by an octagonal dome finished with gold leaf, casting a warm glow on the space’s creamy marble and enhancing the natural light.
The Mercury Lounge sets the stage for seeing and being seen in an intimate club setting. Several of the hotel’s restaurants, including Mercury are by New York-based Tihany Design.
The lobby's grand stairway.
The Shai Salon – meaning “tea” in Arabic – is the ideal meeting place for friends or colleagues to social over tea and light fare, right by the main entrance and opening into the gardens.
The bread station in the market-style all-day dining restaurant, Suq.
Suq is conceived as a lively, market-style restaurant with three open kitchens featuring eclectic international cuisine.
Natural light floods through large windows that look across the gardens to the sea.
The property houses 237 rooms including 49 suites.
Within the Resort’s gardens are two outdoor, free-form swimming pools, in addition to the indoor pool in the Spa and fitness complex. Set amid lush gardens, both the family-friendly Active Pool and the Quiet Pool shimmer with white and gold mosaic tile beneath towering palms.