The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
The Palace, which opened in 1999, introduced during the summer of 2009, 111 enhanced accommodations, comprising 88 Superior Deluxe rooms, 12 Superior Gold Club rooms and 11 Superior Executive Suites. These accommodations reflect chic, contemporary elegance with an Arabian twist, featuring 45m² of enhanced open space with calming neutral tones interspersed with rich, vibrant shades. The rooms offer the latest in modern technology and comfort, including 40” full HD LCD television, DVD player, high-speed internet access, MediaHub connectivity panel and double bathroom vanity unit with his and hers under-counter storage space. All rooms face the sea with private balcony or terrace, and are adorned with ornamental arches, terracotta tiling and custom-made furniture. The vivid colours echo the warmth of the Arabian Gulf, while the soft tones recall the desert landscape.
The property is generous, a private abode on the beach that offers rich leisure facilities, such as the impressive temperature-controlled swimming pools, the water sports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, ‘KidsOnly’ children’s facilities and, most importantly, a tranquil haven for rest and relaxation, amidst the abundant scented gardens and meandering water features.
The outstanding array of dining venues includes Olives, for a taste of the Mediterranean. Its sky-blue ceiling adds a sense of drama to this refreshing all-day dining venue, with African slate floors, towering shrubbery and whitewashed stucco walls. Stained glass, wrought iron chandeliers and colourful crockery add vibrancy. Marble-topped tables and cane chairs give the bougainvillea-covered terrace overlooking the palm-shaded pool a Riviera coastal café feel.
Tagine provides diners with a truly Moroccan dining venue. The experience begins as guests cross the low wooden threshold and enter the foyer, where trickling water and rose petals create a sublime mood. The furnishings, artifacts, Tadlekt hand-polished walls and the terracotta tiled floors have all been specially procured from the region creating an ambiance akin to an old home in Marrakech.
A grand marble staircase leads into Celebrities, the specialty restaurant featuring international cuisine. A water fountain trickles over hand-painted tiles, creating an elegant atmosphere, which is further enhanced by romantic lighting and a multi-level interior that overlooks the lushly landscaped gardens. Celebrities features a private dining room with a centrepiece table, grand mirrors and dramatic lighting, ideal for intimate evenings.
Celebrities Bar is often acknowledged as one of the most elegant venues in town. Deep leather armchairs, great oil paintings and beautiful antiques are all reminiscent of the sophisticated Champagne and Caviar bars of the 30’s. And with a quaint outdoor terrace interspersed with Cyprus trees, the mood is set for a very enjoyable evening.
The Beach Bar & Grill is surrounded by lush gardens and golden sands, where swaying palm trees change with the mood of the sea breeze. “The Beach” experience is refreshing. By day, the mood is informal on the shaded wooden terrace and as the waves roll in, so do the impressive platters of freshly grilled seafood and light salads. By night “The Beach” dresses up. From the intimate courtyard to the extensive open deck, candles flicker and the warm glow of the night is abundant.
The night comes alive with a visit to Kasbar. The multi-leveled, multi-coloured and multi-alcoved evening venue contributes more than a touch of Arabian glamour to the resort. Low level seating, plush cushions, bars on every one of the three floors, a spectacular crystal chandelier, mirrors, brightly coloured stucco walls, televisions in every recess and a spacious dance floor on which guests can gyrate to the tunes produced by the musical host… all enhance the chic Kasbar experience.
For business with pleasure, the Royal Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests, divisible into three sound proof rooms, a boardroom, two conference rooms and a dedicated secretarial office, offering a complete business solution.