By Andy Sambidge
Luxury Jumeirah Beach resort says it will offer special rates to guests booking before September 30
The new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is set to open on November 1 and is now confirming arrivals from December, it has been announced.
Guests who book before September 30 can take advantage of special rates for stays between December 1 and February 28, 2015, the hotel operator said in a statement.
Simon Casson, regional vice president and general manager said: "Our resort is an intimately scaled, luxurious enclave of comfort and style. Throughout, guests can expect highly personalised service that is consistent with Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world."
Designed by San Francisco-based interior designers BAMO, Casson said Arabic accents highlight Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, with colours and textures influenced by the seaside lifestyle of the 14 acre resort.
Balconies off each of the 237 guests rooms and suites - some so large as to accommodate both a daybed and a dining table - offer panoramic sea views or the city's skyline while lavish details include marble flooring in the foyer, bath and dressing room, which includes a wood-paneled walk-in closet.
Three suites on the resort's uppermost fifth floor include the two 510 square metre Presidential Suites, each boasting its own media room, private gym and panoramic sea views; and the Royal Suite, which includes a spa, gym, butler's room and a grand living room with its own piano.
Casson said there is still one more surprise to come: "We will soon unveil a very special freestanding villa hidden in the gardens of the resort that will rival the very best accommodations in the Middle East, if not the world," he said.
Situated on a 270 metre natural beachfront, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has two outdoor, free-form swimming pools, in addition to the indoor pool in the Spa and fitness complex.
In all, the spa will encompass 10 treatment rooms, a U-shaped aqua thermal area, a juice bar and boutique, and changing and relaxation facilities.
F&B choices include five restaurants and lounges managed by Four Seasons, including the Mercury Lounge on the rooftop of the hotel.
Executive chef will be Gilles Arzur, a French native who comes to Dubai straight from the glamorous Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills in California.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will also be home to five independent venues in a stand-alone building including two concepts by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, two additional venues by Zuma restaurants, and the Provocateur Night Club.