As anticipation levels reach an all-time high, the curtain rises on Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai as it opens its doors to guests today.
Set within 100,000 square metre, the Palace lies on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island and archipelago.
Its privileged location boasts panoramic sea views and vistas of Dubai’s iconic skyline offering a tranquil and private escape, just a short drive away from the city’s vibrant attractions.
Inspired by the palaces of 18th century Europe, guests can expect discreet service, refined dining and artfully curated experiences catering to the privileged few, setting a new precedent in a city synonymous with pioneering hospitality.
“We are all very proud celebrating the opening of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, as part of our growing portfolio of iconic and luxurious hotels in the Middle East and Africa region,” says Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer – Middle East and Africa Kempinski Hotels.
“This beach front, palatial resort property confirms our commitment to serving to the top segment of a growing luxury hospitality market.
“We remain committed to the vision of Dubai as one of the most innovative tourism destinations in the Middle East.”
Rising above the cobalt blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and flanked by a 500 m private white sand beach, the Palace is a regal landmark offering 391 luxurious rooms, suites and villas.
During their stay, guests will have remarkable facilities at their disposal, with eight exquisite restaurants and bars, including miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates for the three Michelin-starred chef; a 3,000 sq m Cinq Mondes spa; cutting-edge wellness centre and yoga studio; kids’ and teens’ club; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah.
Combining grandeur and opulence, the extraordinary permeates throughout Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai.
Every aspect is designed to perfection from the 6,400 chandeliers that dazzle around every corner, hand-painted 24-carat gold leaf detailing with handcrafted motifs, classical friezes and a jewel-toned colour palate adding to the sublime ambience.
Inspired by the glorious European palaces of the past, this magnificent building has been meticulously conceived to stay faithful to neoclassical architecture and design with perfect proportion and symmetry evident throughout.
These characteristics are perfectly captured in the five striking Palladian domes that form the distinct silhouette of the property, and in the eight marble columns in the grand atrium, intricately pieced together using the finest pink Portuguese marble, Rosa Portogallo.
“We are delighted to welcome our first guests at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai,” says Sébastien Mariette, managing director – Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai and Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah.
“The Palace is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that brings European craftsmanship to Middle East through its design and unique guest experiences, characterised by a product of the highest caliber.
“Every single detail was carefully handcrafted; exquisite materials were meticulously selected from the best producers across Europe. Having such an outstanding Palace, our priority is to provide the highest quality service by exceeding our guests’ expectations and creating memories that will last a lifetime.”
Highly skilled craftsmen have utilised the finest materials handpicked from Italy, France and across Europe.
From the grand atrium that features a striking chandelier made from 40,000 Swarovski crystals, to an ornate ballroom accented with damask silk tapestries, and the Blüthner Supreme Edition Louis XIV grand piano in the spectacular Blüthner Hall, every detail has been custom-designed to deliver authenticity and uncompromising European style.
With room sizes starting at 65 square metre, one of the largest lead-in room categories on Palm Jumeirah, accommodation at the Palace caters for guests with refined taste and those who enjoy the finer things in life.
All guest rooms deliver stunning regal décor, a lounge area to relax, a polished marble bathroom and expansive balcony with striking views across the palatial gardens, Arabian Gulf or Palm Lagoon.
Visitors residing here can indulge in 24-hour butler service, making for a special and memorable experience.
The unique Presidential, Royal and Mezzanine Suites showcase stately splendour at its finest with floor to ceiling windows, freestanding bathtubs, separate lounge areas and sublime high ceilings.