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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 20 August 2018

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:

Interiors

The lobby has plenty of interestingly patterned marble throughout and one of the 10 glass chandeleirs dotted around the five-star property. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The lobby has plenty of interestingly patterned marble throughout and one of the 10 glass chandeleirs dotted around the five-star property. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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

One of the 220 rooms that have been given a facelift. Chris Whiteoak / The National
One of the 220 rooms that have been given a facelift. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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.

One of the executive suites within the 302 metre Downtown Dubai property. Chris Whiteoak / The National
One of the executive suites within the 302 metre Downtown Dubai property. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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.

Restaurant offerings

The Restaurant concept has also been given an update, and is designed in avante-garde French apartment style. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The Restaurant concept has also been given an update, and is designed in avante-garde French apartment style. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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.

The Lounge, a social oasis with spectacular views, serves a la carte meals to lighter fare and afternoon tea. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The Lounge, a social oasis with spectacular views, serves a la carte meals to lighter fare and afternoon tea. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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.

Wellness

The Spa at the Address Downtown's beautiful new hammam room. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The Spa at the Address Downtown's beautiful new hammam room. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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.

There's a 24-hour gym fully equipped with the latest Technogym gear. Chris Whiteoak / The National
There's a 24-hour gym fully equipped with the latest Technogym gear. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The 24-hour fitness space has a breathtaking infinity pool that cascades over five tiers with uninterrupted Burj Khalifa views.

The final word

Some of the key rooms within the Address Downtown offer uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Some of the key rooms within the Address Downtown offer uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Room rates start from about Dh1,000 per night. For more details go to www.addresshotels.com

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