Consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab and its stunning hotel interior design is the icon of Dubai. Rising 321 metres high out of its own man-made island, 280 metres from the Jumeirah coast, this majestic feat of architecture is visible from almost everywhere in the city.
Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab is one of the most photographed structures in the world. Managed by Jumeirah Group, this luxurious all-suite hotel comprises of 28 double stories to contain the 202 luxury duplexes of superior standard. With many exquisite features, such as check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach, The LuxPad takes a close look at this incredible building and the luxury hotel interior design to be found within…
Burj Al Arab is the tallest all-suite hotel in the world, and its shape of a billowing Arabian dhow sail represents its significant tribute to the seafaring nation. The incredible hotel interior design came courtesy of Khaun Chew, of KCA International, who drew the inspiration from the land, its people and culture. This area was once a desert populated with nomadic people, which has been transformed into an emblem of new prosperity. Burj Al Arab stands as a symbol of this change, and has been designed in impressive palatial proportions. Khaun Chew chose a robust and vibrant colour palette derived from the elements; earth, air, fire, water. The layout also incorporates ancient and revered traditions of hospitality, particular to Arabic nations.
There are many incredible structures and spaces found within the hotel, including the Cascade Waterfall. Found between the escalators leading to Sahn Eddar (Reception of the House), this waterfall combines finely atomised water with fibre optics to produce a unique kaleidoscope effect. As water and fog flow downward though its glass, stone-filled steps, water arches elegantly in choreographed movement.
Included within the hotel interior design are three aquariums, two situated on each side of the main hotel lobby and the circular tank in Al Amhara restaurant, with approximately 50 species of fish between them. Burj Al Arab also boasts the world’s tallest atrium, at over 180 meters in height. Abundant in warm, natural light and flanked by golden columns it also features a beautiful central fountain where water arches dance in sudden bursts over 42 meters into the air.
The finest most exclusive materials were sourced for finishing the interiors of Burj Al Arab. Amongst the fine items brought in to create the luxury hotel interior design were custom-made carpets and rugs from South Africa and India; marble from Brazil and Italy; wooden doors from Dubai and chandeliers from the UK. The rarest Statutario marble was used in walls and flooring. This is the same marble that was used by Michelangelo when creating his masterpiece sculptures. Over 30 different types were used throughout the entire hotel, covering nearly 24,000 square metres: 10,000 square metres of smooth marble flooring in suites and lift lobbies and 13,000 square metres in public areas.
Included within the many different finishing touches found within the hotel interior design is approximately 1,790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf, used as embellishment and over 43,446 square metres of glass and more than 28,000 light fixtures.
The jewel in the crown of the 202 luxury duplexes are the two Royal Suites. Absolute musts for visiting VVIPs they span the entire 25th floor. The hotel interior design reaches new levels of luxury here, beginning with the grand entrance door of the suite leads to the magnificent hall and the fascinating marble and gold staircase invites guests to the upper level.
Palatial surroundings surpass home comforts with a private elevator between the two levels of the suite, a private cinema, and four poster rotating canopy bed. This is in addition is a sumptuous dressing room which is larger than the average hotel room and the study is equipped with the latest technology. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer each guest their own breathtaking view of the Arabian Gulf and curtains are electronically controlled. In fact, the entire in-suite electronic system is designed to allow guests to fine tune their environment at the touch of a button.
Every suite benefits from a range of unique first-class flourishes, including an extensive selection of complimentary Hérmes amenities and a pillow menu with 17 options and a special bath menu. All suites feature iMacs with wireless internet access, a minimum of 14 phones (27 phones in both the Royal Suites), and guests are also offered the 24-carat gold iPads upon check-in, which serve as the ‘virtual concierge’.
Alongside the incredibly luxurious hotel interior design, Burj Al Arab is world renowned for their unrivalled signature personalised service. Butlers are in attendance 24 hours a day to address the needs of each guest. There are around 1,600 colleagues, which makes the staff-to-suite ration 8:1 – one of the highest rations in the world.
Burj Al Arab boasts one of the world’s largest fleet of Rolls-Royces available for guests’ transfers to the airport or around Dubai. Exclusive helicopter transfers to and from Dubai International Airport can be arranged, as well as scenic tours around the city and the man-mad islands.
There are six restaurants for guests to choose from, including Al Mahara which is recognised as one of the finest restaurants in the world. Serving up sumptuous seafood in a wondrous, subterranean setting, the restaurant is accessed by a gold-plated elevator located in the upper lobby. The main, circular dining area and private dining rooms are lit by the glow of enormous seawater aquaria and adorned by the most beautiful table settings.
The incredible luxury hotel interior design continues to the Skyview Bar; this legendary cocktail lounge is recognised as a superior setting to indulge in a sunset cocktail. Extremely popular with the local and international visitors and celebrities alike, the stylish Skyview Bar is a primary choice for Afternoon Tea and pre- or post- dinner drinks.
Burj Al Arab caters for everything, from business to social events and even weddings. Many of its conference and banqueting rooms are stunning in their design, including the Al Falak Ballroom. Set high over the Arabian Gulf, Al Falak’s sumptuous hotel interior design, is inspired by the 18th century Viennese opera house. It is one of the most impressive venues in the city and provides an unforgettable backdrop for weddings, product launches and gala dinners.
Marina Garden, located beside the hotel, is the perfect open-air venue for cocktails, lunch or dinner, offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Burj Al Arab also has a luxury spa located on the 18th floor. Talise Spa features extravagant decor which is strongly reminiscent of bathing pools used by ancient Middle Eastern civilisation. Green, red, black and white colours dominate in the palette of the spa areas to represent the four colours of the national United Arab Emirates flag.
The luxurious hotel interior design is complemented further by the range of first-class facilities. An open-air swimming pool is located on the ground level next to the Marina Garden. A swim-on pool bar offers a vast selection of refreshing beverages and cocktails in the shade of the palms. Burj Al Arab guests also have exclusive access to the private beach. Comfortable sun beds on the white sand, mineral water facial sprays, cold towels and light refreshments contribute to creating a sublime, relaxing and enjoyable ambience.
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