First five-star hotel opens for business in Bur Dubai
The first five-star property in Bur Dubai, the Dhow Palace hotel, opened at the beginning of February.
The first five-star property in Bur Dubai, the Dhow Palace hotel, opened at the beginning of February. The property is located minutes away from the city’s World Trade Centre and the central business district, providing a convenient base for those travelling to Dubai on business.
“We felt there was a need for a high-end hotel in this part of the city to cater to the needs of business travellers, as more and more people have to travel to Dubai on corporate business,” said Ashwin Singh, director of sales, Dhow Palace.
The hotel has 282 rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with a plasma television and interactive entertainment facilities as well as high-speed internet. The property also offers conferencing facilities that include a multi-use 500-seater ballroom, meeting rooms with natural daylight, a fully equipped business centre and a boardroom. “We also have seven conference rooms and an entire executive floor as well as an executive lounge for guests that are here on business,” said Singh.
The Dhow Palace already boasts a coffee house, an Indian restaurant, a bar and lounge and an aqua atrium lobby café. The hotel hopes to have several more outlets open by the beginning of April, including a steak house, cigar lounge and Arabic, Italian and Polynesian restaurants.
“It is early days for us, but so far things are going very well. We haven’t done any advertising or publicised the hotel much at all, but already we are at 65% occupancy,” said Singh.