Address Downtown reopens with a host of new restaurants

Expect STK, The Galliard and a swish new spa at the refurbished property

Fans of fancy restaurants, swanky spas and luxury staycays are in luck, as the Address Downtown has reopened after an extensive refurbishment and boasts some top options for both.

The new-look hotel, which has reopened after almost two-and-a-half years, promises “classic refinement and modern sophistication”. Boasting 220 rooms and suites, the 302m hotel is set over 63 floors and has front row views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, too.

All rooms have interactive TVs, high-speed wi-fi and range from deluxe rooms to suites including the Tower Suite and Signature Spa Suite Fountain View. Guests can also opt for “twin” rooms that adjoin through a foyer.

There’s a Qix Club for the kids’ as well as a 24-hour business lounge and 24-hour room service, too.

The hotel has been shut since a fire on New Year's Eve in December 2015.

“Address Downtown holds a very special place in the hearts of all discerning travellers and guests. Defined by its central location overlooking Burj Khalifa, the hotel has consistently secured the world’s leading tourism and hospitality awards,” said Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group.

“With the opening of Address Downtown, Emaar is bringing to life a crowning glory in its hotel assets. Working with world-leading designers and consultants, the all-new Address Downtown ushers in an exceptional lifestyle choice and set new standards in luxury hospitality. The hotel will continue to uphold its distinctive positioning of ‘where life happens’.”

Foodie fans look set to be in for a treat, as a second branch of international steakhouse STK is due to open in the hotel soon, and will join a host of other restaurants and bars.

Described as a “high-energy dining and drinks venue offering the ultimate blend of food-meets-party”, the new STK location will boast views of the Burj Khalifa, as well as garden terrace, and a “New York edge”.

It also promises a something a little different from its STK JBR sister, with the team stating, “STK Downtown will offer a new approach to the dining destination, with alternative experiences and some exciting collaborations in the mix.”

STK Downtown will be one of a host of restaurants opening in the hotel, one of which is The Galliard, which is well-known in Istanbul, boasting Turkish dishes as well as French and Spanish cuisine.

The Restaurant at Address Downtown, which is a similar take to The Restaurant at Address Boulevard – based around a town house, is now open. Diners can choose to eat in various “rooms” of the house, including lounge, dining room, library or kitchen.

Also open is the Lounge, which serves up afternoon tea, drinks and snacks, and Katana – the robata grill and sushi restaurant sat at the base of the hotel, which has remained open throughout the refurbishment. There’s a Cigar Lounge, too.

Also opening imminently is Zeta, a Californian-Asian restaurant, with views over the Burj Khalifa, and Neos, perched on level 63 of the hotel, which is being billed as a “luxurious, lively lounge”.

If you’re looking for some pampering then The Spa at Address Downtown offers up a range of treatments. Boasting an impressive infinity pool cascading over five tiers, it sounds like an ideal place to chill this summer. The Spa has nine treatment rooms, a hammam, steam rooms and relaxation areas. For fitness fans there’s a 24-hour gym offering personal training services.

We can't wait to check it out.
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