First look inside the refurbished Address Downtown Dubai
The hotel damaged by fire on New Year's Eve three years ago has reopened. We take you inside
It’s one of Dubai’s most recognisable hotels, and despite being damaged by fire almost three years ago, it has reopened with a fresh new look and guest appeal.
We take you inside Emaar’s flagship hotel and show you what you can expect from your 2018 stay:
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a familiar old friend - an impressive cylindrical sculpture that’s been at the entrance since 2008. The sculpture precedes the intricately patterned marble lobby that's all about sophistication and first impressions.
The interiors are the work of New York-based design company Meyer Davis and combine plenty of wow-factor and handcrafted materials to complement the generous open space.
The stunning glass globe chandelier taking pride of place above reception will draw your eye immediately and is one of 10 spread across the hotel.
Rooms and suites
There are 16 room categories to choose from in this 220-room property, from deluxe rooms to suites, several of them offering views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.
Each room within the 302-metre tall hotel is spacious and carries the art deco design theme into it. Guests can enjoy interactive televisions, room automation and a high-tech entertainment approach.
The Address Downtown has reinvigorated and refreshed its food menu too. Perhaps most exciting is the addition of The Galliard, which will infuse Turkish flavours with touches of French and Spanish cuisine when it opens in the coming months, and the emirate’s second STK steakhouse, which opened in July.
Foodies can expect another two establishments to follow - Neos luxury lounge on Level 63, and Zeta - an al fresco Asian-inspired eatery on lobby level.
These new establishments complement the hotel’s already popular yet refreshed dining drawcards that include The Restaurant, designed to replicate an avant-garde French apartment; The Lounge, ideal for afternoon teas and light snacks; the Cigar Lounge; and Katan, the robatayaki-style eatery.
For those with relaxation on their minds, there’s a new wellness floor worth seeking out. It includes The Spa and a fully-equipped Technogym fitness centre.
The new-look spa offers a luxurious Zen-like experience. Aside from its new interior, it boasts nine treatment rooms, a hammam, steam rooms and relaxation areas.
The 24-hour fitness space has a breathtaking infinity pool that cascades over five tiers with uninterrupted Burj Khalifa views.
The final word
Room rates start from about Dh1,000 per night. For more details go to www.addresshotels.com
Updated: August 12, 2018 11:40 AM