Hotel Review: Meliá Dubai
One of the newest five-star hotels in the city, Meliá Dubai is a dynamic hidden gem of a hotel already making a name for itself and influencing the city’s party scene. The fact that it is a famous Spanish hospitality brand doesn’t hurt either.
The hotel features 164 sleek, chic rooms and suites with uber mod cons (we love the TV set in the walls) and masculine grey and black décor. Generous in size, all come with seating areas, well-equipped work stations, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury bathroom amenities and free internet access. Public spaces display stunning stonework and designer lighting.
But we think that Meliá’s greatest strength lies in its restaurants. There’s Titanic, a contemporary European restaurant by British master chef Marco Pierre White. And then there’s Signature, the Indian restaurant with a focus on traditional food, headed by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor. So, with two clever collaborations, Meliá has won over most of Dubai’s foodies. And clubbers are also beginning to make a beeline for its hip new nightclub, Mansion, from the creators of Ibiza’s mega-club Pacha.
The Presidential Suite, opening in November, is a 130sq m duplex boasting sleeping, living and dining areas. Guests will have unlimited access to The Lounge with complimentary breakfast, open bar and the chef’s selection of nibbles. Ask for your own Nintendo Wii game console; choose from the pillow and aroma menus and enjoy the rain shower – you will love your stay.
RATE / NIGHT: Dhs4,500++