In a sea of amazing choices on The Palm, Sofitel Dubai's newly renovated suites are a standout.
Although Dubai might be the hospitality capital of the world, overflowing with five-star luxury hotels and resorts, not all of them are created equal. While always excelling in service, amenities, and views, most of them feel very same-same. Very beige. Very nice, but rather lacking in personality. Not so, Sofitel Dubai The Palm. This place isn’t afraid of a little color, a little zest. Styled after the architecture and decor of French Polynesia, nature is a key element in its approach, bringing wood, woven elements, leaves, and other stunning details together that blend divinely with lush tropical surroundings. Sofitel the Palm relies on the harmony of textures and colors – peach, salmon, emerald green, azure blue – to illicit a peaceful and relaxed mood.
These delightful, eye-catching details have been elevated to new heights at Sofitel’s newly renovated Signature Collection suites, which include Signature Palm Suites and Eden, Palm, Riviera, and Beach Villas. While the rest of the property, with its water slides, lazy rivers, private beaches, restaurants, and bodegas, are perfectly suited for family fun, the Signature Collection suites are more sophisticated, intimate, and ideal for adult-only getaways. Surrounded by lush greenery and a sun-soaked seaside, these stunning suites will easily seduce the weary traveler and the staycationer alike.
Room With a View
When you arrive at the main lobby of Sofitel Dubai The Palm, you will be greeted and whisked to a second location for check-in by golf cart. See, the newly renovated Signature Collection buildings occupy their own stately section of the property, and have a private check-in counter – a detail which quickly reveals that this is no ordinary #SuiteStay. The lobby is grand and lofty when you enter, greeting guests with tropical flora and fauna, geometric art decorations, a massive (and super gorgeous rug), and a helpful concierge. If the lobby is grand, just wait until you see the rooms.
First, they are massive and so deliciously decorated that you’ll immediately itch to wander around touching everything. In one wing is an immense bathroom with a huge round tub as its centerpiece. Later, if you call your Private Butler, he will arrange a candlelit bath ritual for you that will guarantee some serious rest and relaxation. In the adjoining room are an ocean-facing bed, a wide credenza for work (or, in our case, applying makeup and skincare in the morning), a television, and automatic curtains. The living room is fitted with plush furnishings, another television, a kitchenette, and more. You also have a huge entryway and closet and a comfortable balcony on which to take in the sunrises and sunsets. It’s simply stunning. And this is what you get if you book a regular Signature Collection suite. If you stay in one of the grander options like Eden, you get two stories of tremendous luxury and lavishly appointed decor to enjoy, while a Beach Villa grants you all of the beauty you could ever want and the ocean at your doorstep.
You are really spoiled for choice when it comes to dining at Sofitel The Palm. There are 12 options to choose from, including a gelato spot and a Premiere Lounge that serves a daily happy hour (inclusive for guests). The restaurant options are all incredible. From the authentic Porterhouse Steaks & Grills, one of the most popular steakhouses on Palm Jumeirah Dubai, to the exotic seafood menu with Latin American flavors at Moana Seafood & Restaurant, there is something to satisfy every palate. The World Eatery is notable for its international buffet, while the Maui Beach serves refreshing seaside drinks. Our favorite stop was at Laguna Beach Taverna and Lounge, a breezy, beachside restaurant that had the best service and the most delicious food we've had in recent memory. It was such a delightful experience that it was hard to tear ourselves away.
After you have availed yourself of the bath ritual in your private suite, it's time to up the ante and head to Sofitel Spa with L'Occitane, an oasis that represents the best of French elegance with the natural charm of the Provencal landscape. Therapists at a Sofitel Spa with L'Occitane receive specialized training in using L'Occitane products and methodologies, ensuring that guests receive authentic and effective treatments. This means deeply relaxing massages using oils and lotions that offer a sensory journey through the lavender fields and olive groves of Provence, customized facial treatments, body scrubs, and other treatments featuring staple products in L'Occitane's cult-favorite line. After you've been thoroughly pampered, head down to the beach with a good book and soak in some rays to put the proverbial cherry on the relaxation sundae.
Location, Location, Location
Located on the East Crescent of The Palm, Sofitel Dubai The Palm is a unique getaway. It feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai's energetic metropolis, but also offers stunning views of the city. It's tempting to head into the city, and by all means, if this is your first time in Dubai, there is plenty to explore. But, if you want to stay on-site, there is so much to do. Lease snorkeling equipment to enjoy spectacular, intimate glimpses of vibrant tropical fish. Embark on a kayak, pedal boat, or paddleboard adventure, gliding through the serene waters for a unique view of the resort and Palm Jumeirah. For added excitement, book a Hobie Cat or a windsurfing board to navigate the waves. Those in search of an adrenaline rush can indulge in a range of activities, from waterskiing and wakeboarding to exhilarating motorboat excursions in the vast expanse of the Arabian Gulf.
To book your exquisite stay at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, visit Sofitel-Dubai-ThePalm.com.