Set within 100,000 sq m, the Emerald Palace Kempinski lies on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island and archipelago. Its privileged location boasts panoramic sea views and vistas of Dubai’s iconic skyline offering a tranquil and private escape, just a short drive away from the city’s vibrant attractions. Inspired by the palaces of 18th century Europe, guests can expect discreet service, refined dining and artfully curated experiences catering to the privileged few, setting a new precedent in a city synonymous with pioneering hospitality.
“We are all very proud celebrating the opening of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, as part of our growing portfolio of iconic and luxurious hotels in the Middle East & Africa region. This beach front, palatial resort property confirms our commitment to serving to the top segment of a growing luxury hospitality market. We remain committed to the vision of Dubai as one of the most innovative tourism destinations in the Middle East”, says Henk Meyknecht, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels.
Rising above the cobalt blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and flanked by a 500 m private white sand beach, the Palace is a regal landmark offering 391 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. During their stay, guests will have remarkable facilities at their disposal, with eight exquisite restaurants and bars, including miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates for the three Michelin-starred chef; a 3,000 sq m Cinq Mondes spa; cutting-edge wellness centre and yoga studio; kids’ and teens’ club; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah.
Combining grandeur and opulence, the extraordinary permeates throughout Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. Every aspect is designed to perfection from the 6,400 chandeliers that dazzle around every corner, hand-painted 24-carat gold leaf detailing with handcrafted motifs, classical friezes and a jewel-toned colour palate adding to the sublime ambience.
Inspired by the glorious European palaces of the past, this magnificent building has been meticulously conceived to stay faithful to neoclassical architecture and design with perfect proportion and symmetry evident throughout. These characteristics are perfectly captured in the five striking Palladian domes that form the distinct silhouette of the property, and in the eight marble columns in the grand atrium, intricately pieced together using the finest pink Portuguese marble, Rosa Portogallo.
“We are delighted to welcome our first guests at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. The Palace is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that brings European craftsmanship to Middle East through its design and unique guest experiences, characterised by a product of the highest caliber. Every single detail was carefully handcrafted; exquisite materials were meticulously selected from the best producers across Europe. Having such an outstanding Palace, our priority is to provide the highest quality service by exceeding our guests’ expectations and creating memories that will last a lifetime,” says Sébastien Mariette, Managing Director – Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai and Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah.
Highly skilled craftsmen have utilised the finest materials handpicked from Italy, France and across Europe. From the grand atrium that features a striking chandelier made from 40,000 Swarovski crystals, to an ornate ballroom accented with damask silk tapestries, and the Blüthner Supreme Edition Louis XIV grand piano in the spectacular Blüthner Hall, every detail has been custom-designed to deliver authenticity and uncompromising European style.
With room sizes starting at 65 sq m, one of the largest lead-in room categories on Palm Jumeirah, accommodation at the Palace caters for guests with refined taste and those who enjoy the finer things in life. All guest rooms deliver stunning regal décor, a lounge area to relax, a polished marble bathroom and expansive balcony with striking views across the palatial gardens, Arabian Gulf or Palm Lagoon. Visitors residing here can indulge in 24-hour butler service, making for a special and memorable experience. The unique Presidential, Royal and Mezzanine Suites showcase stately splendour at its finest with floor to ceiling windows, freestanding bathtubs, separate lounge areas and sublime high ceilings. For a truly luxurious residential experience, the collection of ten stand-alone four-bedroom Royal and Imperial Villas are uniquely positioned flanking the gardens and adjacent shoreline and feature their own rooftop pool, Jacuzzi, spa room and the dedicated butler service to cater to guests’ every need.
Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai boasts a collection of eight sumptuous dining offerings fit for royalty. Blüthner Hall offers an exquisite culinary experience in the finest of settings with a carefully crafted High Tea Collection presenting five distinct experiences inspired by iconic 18th century classical composers. miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant of the three Michelin-starred chef in the United Arab Emirates and the largest in his restaurant group, will welcome its first guests on the 15 December. Paying tribute to local produce with contemporary and classical French influences, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the sixth floor rooftop while taking in the sweeping views of Dubai’s skyline. The gastronomic journey continues with European inspired, all-day dining at Le Jardin, stylish Pan-Asian steakhouse Matagi, Italian restaurant All’onda, developed in partnership with the renowned chef Chris Jaeckle, Mediterranean restaurant Villamoré, relaxed pool and beach bar Sablanc, and nightclub, lounge and live music venue, Skorpeus, which opens on the 10 December 2018.
The 3,000 sq m Cinq Mondes Spa provides a luxurious urban sanctuary, complete with 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and the city’s largest indoor pool. Adjacent to the spa, a cutting-edge 24-hour Wellness Club offers Technogym equipment, with personal training also available. Set on a pristine stretch of white sand beach, guests can partake in a wealth of water sports and recreational activities such as paddle boarding, or take introductory courses in diving. World-class amenities, including an outdoor pool, dedicated children’s pool, kids’ and teens’ club, an 18-hole putting green and private cinema, are at guests’ fingertips, whilst an expert concierge team is on hand to curate once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
When only a stately setting will do, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai offers a choice of supreme function rooms and business facilities. Fit for any royal occasion, the 612 sq m ‘Grand Salon Maximilian’ ballroom is an ornate work of art with exquisite design features delivering palatial glamour and finesse making it the ideal choice for lavish weddings, events or intimate family gatherings.