Ahead of an imminent first quarter opening, we decided to take a look at what’s to come…
Secondly, hands up who has been puzzling over what was on the sizable plot of land before construction.
Located close to Mercato Mall, the hotel promises to combine pristine views of the beach with urban architecture and snazzy interior design.
The resort makes the most of its seafront position, by placing its 178 rooms and 78 suites just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge “like no other property in the city”.
Bright blue and earthy colour palettes were incorporated to bring the outdoors in while apparently instilling the rooms with a sense of calm.
Before all that, of course, comes a magnificent lobby, the highlight feature being a forest of lights leading to the beachfront.
The expansive space opens up onto an outdoor area comprising water features, walkways, stone bridges and teak decks creating a path to the shoreline.
With the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai comes new F&B, in the form of six restaurants and bars.
Seeking their place on the city’s ever expanding culinary hit-list is Tasca, Netsu and The Bay.
Australian-born chef Ross Shonhan will lead Warayakiya-style Japanese steakhouse Netsu in a cool, dramatic setting.
The Bay promises a brasserie-style experience with show kitchens and family-friendly menus while around-the-clock Noor Lounge will serve an assortment of teas, coffees and light refreshments.
Finally, an al fresco dining experience comes courtesy of Sun Vibe, a laidback poolside venue.
Guests of the Club Rooms and Suites will enjoy access to the light, bright Club Lounge and “some of the best city views in town”.
With wellness and relaxation a key offering in Dubai, Mandarin Oriental packs in a 2,000Sqm spa and gym, with nine treatment rooms including a VIP Royal Suite, heat and water experiences and a fitness centre.
Children are catered for with the Little Nomads kids’ club - including a colourful treehouse.
MANDARIN Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences.
IT grew from Asian roots into a global brand, now operating 30 hotels and six residences in 21 countries and territories.
MANDARIN Oriental - a member of the Jardine Matheson Group - has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development.
FOR more on that and the opening in Dubai, visit www.mandarinoriental.com