Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront opens its doors
The hotel positions itself as the friendliest five-star hotel in the city. It is located in Dubai’s exciting new trend-setting neighbourhood, Business Bay. With spectacular views from the hotel of the iconic Burj Khalifa and newly-opened Dubai Water Canal, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is also home to the city’s newest nightlife destination, the Gotha nightclub, the world’s second besides Cannes.
Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the Rezidor Hotel Group said: “We are very proud and excited to open our fifth Radisson Blu hotel in Dubai, one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations and key regional commerce hub. The tourism sector in Dubai continues to grow and flourish as a result of the Emirate’s remarkable vision in creating a world-class destination for entertainment and culture. The superb tourism attractions are underpinned by the growth of Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport in terms of international traffic and the continued investment in the city’s infrastructure. We are delighted to open another flagship Radisson Blu hotel in such a prominent location in Dubai and contribute to this growth.”
Right in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is walking distance from well-known attractions like Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, the Dubai Fountain, Downtown Boulevard, while Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) are just 5 minutes’ drive away. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from the international airport and situated next to the Metro station.
The hotel has 432 stylish rooms and suites, all with a contemporary design and high-end finishes. Many rooms have private balconies to enjoy the breath-taking views of the Dubai skyline. Guests can choose from standard or business class rooms, spacious suites, while the family rooms provide added amenities for the whole family, with kids’ games and access to the kids’ Club.
The hotel’s restaurants and bars are set in stylish surroundings with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For a mid-west “treat and slurp” Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail bar serves up tender, mouth–watering meat, delicious seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as decadent cocktails. The restaurant also features a spectacular outdoor terrace looking directly onto the Burj Khalifa, making it the perfect place to capture that ultimate picture-perfect moment.
Larder, a Nordic-inspired restaurant serves up succulent dishes using fresh and local produce, served al fresco with stunning views of the Dubai Water Canal. Diners looking for dishes inspired by the Middle East can enjoy Lebanese mezze and sharing dishes at Republic & Co., or for a lighter snack, Abraj is the perfect place to pick up a sandwich and a great cup of coffee.
One of the hotel’s standout offerings is Makar, a Scottish whisky and cigar bar, set in an intimate and cozy ‘snug’. The bar showcases one of Dubai’s largest selections of whiskies, as well as cigars from a menu curated by the hotel’s expert team.
The French Riviera’s crown jewel, Gotha, comes to Dubai at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. Infused with art and marked with world-class entertainment, Gotha offers a unique and animated clubbing experience. Gotha Club Dubai is set across 16,000 square feet and will attract major headliners and plenty of VIP guests. With a 1,000-person capacity, Gotha will bring its famed themed nights and celebrity performances to the heart of Dubai. Complete with a 15-meter long bar and 47 VIP tables, the club has a sleek and luxury look and feel, with suspended panther heads, gold leather couches and a green room especially for the weekly international artists.
The hotel’s Dreamworks Spa will offer a wide range of treatments using techniques from around the world in elegant treatment rooms, with views of the Dubai Water Canal. In addition to the spa services, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront has a fully-equipped gym and outdoor pool.
Meetings & Events
Boasting state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront welcomes events of all sizes. With the help of a dedicated and professional team, the hotel can cater to events up to 350 people. Facilities include a glamorous ballroom, 11 versatile meeting rooms, all with natural daylight, and Fire Lake’s spacious terrace, ideal for receptions or post-meeting get togethers.
David Allan, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront comments: “We are thrilled to be launching this hotel in an outstanding location in Dubai, with a unique offering and such a talented team. We have spent a considerable amount of time carefully recruiting the team for the hotel and are confident we have found the right, upbeat yet professional personalities that will deliver the Radisson Blu brand’s renowned Yes I Can!SM level of service. I truly believe that we have the friendliest hotel team in Dubai and we look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world.”