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FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

A tour inside the 237-key, debut Four Seasons property in Dubai

FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Arabic accents highlight Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, with colours and textures influenced by the seaside lifestyle of this 14 acre (5.6 hectare) Resort.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Hendricks Bar is fashioned as a traditional club, with leather-panelled oak walls, deep chairs and a cigar room.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The baths include ceilings leafed in silver to reflect a flattering hue from the Murano glass light fixture, while a mosaic tile wall is the backdrop for a free-standing tub.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The bed itself is the new fully customisable Four Seasons Bed. Lavish details include marble flooring in the foyer, bath and dressing room, which includes a wood-panelled walk-in closet. Comfortable seating includes an L-shaped sofa plus a bench at the foot of the bed, and business travellers will appreciate the executive size desk.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Envisioned as a welcoming enclave by world-renowned architects WATG, the Resort’s fresh, sophisticated contemporary style is by San Francisco-based interior designers BAMO.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The 10-metre high (33-foot) lobby is capped by an octagonal dome finished with gold leaf, casting a warm glow on the space’s creamy marble and enhancing the natural light.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Mercury Lounge sets the stage for seeing and being seen in an intimate club setting. Several of the hotel’s restaurants, including Mercury are by New York-based Tihany Design.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The lobby's grand stairway.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Shai Salon – meaning “tea” in Arabic – is the ideal meeting place for friends or colleagues to social over tea and light fare, right by the main entrance and opening into the gardens.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The bread station in the market-style all-day dining restaurant, Suq.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Suq is conceived as a lively, market-style restaurant with three open kitchens featuring eclectic international cuisine.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Natural light floods through large windows that look across the gardens to the sea.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The property houses 237 rooms including 49 suites.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Within the Resort’s gardens are two outdoor, free-form swimming pools, in addition to the indoor pool in the Spa and fitness complex. Set amid lush gardens, both the family-friendly Active Pool and the Quiet Pool shimmer with white and gold mosaic tile beneath towering palms.
FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The resort’s 10-metre-high (33-foot) lobby.