Replacing Caesar's Palace Dubai in the heart of the iconic man-made island Bluewaters, this new Banyan is now Dubai’s first.
World-famous luxury eco-friendly hotel brand Banyan Tree Group has officially inaugurated its first resort in Dubai. Located on the stunning man-made island of Bluewaters, the resort is a mere 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, meaning it is also in close proximity to the Jumeirah Beach area and Dubai Marina.
The newly-opened hotel offers 179 rooms, including 30 suites, along with a luxurious four-bedroom villa that features a private entrance, pool, and beach access. Additionally, there are 96 pet-friendly private residences with a dedicated lobby and outdoor swimming pool, allowing visitors access to all the hotel's facilities. The accommodations at the Banyan Tree resort embody laidback luxury, with a minimalist aesthetic complemented by local touches. Earth-toned colour palettes, floor-to-ceiling windows providing expansive views of the Arabian Gulf, and marble-laid bathrooms reflect the 'Bliss,' 'Serenity,' and 'Harmony' themes found in the suites.
In addition to its decadent accommodations, the Banyan Tree resort features a high-end spa that incorporates ancient Asian wellness philosophies, offering a holistic pampering experience in a city oversaturated in hyper futurism. With senses-tailored treatments, intuitive techniques, and traditions inspired by Asian wisdom, you can indulge in a rejuvenating excursion at a moment's notice.
Food enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Banyan Tree Dubai presents five upscale dining destinations. From savouring pan-Asian classics by two-Michelin-starred chef Alvin Leung at Demon Duck, to experiencing the exquisite flavours of A5 kobe beef through an 'omakase' dining experience at TakaHisa, or immersing oneself in a 20th-century Cuban fantasy at Havana Social Club, the resort leaves no culinary stone unturned. You can also enjoy a classic hookah while taking in views of the Gulf at The Lounge, or kick back with a mocktail at the beach bar. For those looking to stay active, the resort's fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
If you feel like conducting business, the resort offers three meeting rooms, a business centre, and a grand 750 sqm ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 attendees. To beat the heat, the resort provides three temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pools for lazy afternoons spent floating aimlessly. The Banyan Tree Gallery, on the other hand, caters to discerning shoppers, offering a selection of high-end bath and body products, aromatic oils, and exquisite handicrafts by local artisans.
Bookings can be made through banyantree.com, and for this particular recommendation, we suggest channelling Queen Latifah in Last Holiday.