DUKES DUBAI opens on The Palm Jumeirah
DUKES DUBAI has officially opened, a quintessentially British, five-star offering located on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah. As the city’s most hotly anticipated new hotel opening, the property combines luxury with British values and exceptional levels of service, synonymous with the hotel’s sister property DUKES LONDON.
This marks the first international property for DUKES under the DUKES COLLECTION umbrella.
DUKES DUBAI, which soft-opened for training in December 2016, consists of 279 guestrooms including 64 suites, with a ladies-only Liberty Duchess floor featuring 20 rooms furnished exclusively by Liberty Fabrics, as well as 227 fully furnished hotel apartments and six distinctive dining experiences.
“DUKES DUBAI is a true British gem in Dubai, offering both corporate travellers and holidaymakers an oasis of luxury and old-English charm, and espousing everything that makes us proud to be British. After a successful soft opening in December, opening to rave reviews, we now look forward to treating guests to this unique experience,” said Debrah Dhugga, Managing Director of DUKES COLLECTION.
The idyllic setting of the hotel allows guests to take advantage of an entire resort, encompassing a golden sandy beach with stunning views over the Dubai Marina skyline; as well as a temperature-controlled infinity pool and lazy river; kids’ facilities for the youngsters and a poolside bar for the adults.
Serving modern British brasserie-style cuisine, the hotel’s signature outlet, Great British Restaurant (GBR), is under the culinary direction of award-winning Executive Chef, Martin Cahill, serving quality British produce in a dramatic setting overlooking the Gulf. The meticulously planned menu of much loved dishes includes staple British comfort foods such as cod and chips, Lancashire hot pot, Colchester Oysters and Dover sole, with calorific sweets taken straight from the kitchens of the Home counties.
For lighter bites and drinks, guests can head to the world-famous DUKES Bar, famed for its signature selection of Martinis.
Those in search of sumptuous cuts of prime beef or an extravagant seafood platter can opt to dine at the award-winning Manhattan style grill and bar, West 14th, already located within the same development, whose executive chef, Clive Pereira, was named Gastronomic Superstar at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016.
“I currently divide my time between London and Dubai which has given me great insight into the pent-up demand, expectations and trends of British travellers. I am confident that our offering will not only match, it will exceed their expectations – brand loyalty is the key to success for DUKES DUBAI,” said Debrah Dhugga, Managing Director of DUKES DUBAI and DUKES LONDON.
The remainder of the property’s food and beverage outlets will launch within the next six to eight weeks. This will include traditional Northern Indian restaurant Khyber, marking the first international outpost for the Mumbai-based family restaurant group. Visitors can also look forward to the Tea Lounge for afternoon tea and the Cigar Lounge, offering a sophisticated selection of fine cigars and malts.