FIRST LOOK: Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

A tour inside the 237-key, debut Four Seasons property in Dubai
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Arabic accents highlight Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, with colours and textures influenced by the seaside lifestyle of this 14 acre (5.6 hectare) Resort.
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The Hendricks Bar is fashioned as a traditional club, with leather-panelled oak walls, deep chairs and a cigar room.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The lobby's grand stairway.
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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.
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The bread station in the market-style all-day dining restaurant, Suq.
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Suq is conceived as a lively, market-style restaurant with three open kitchens featuring eclectic international cuisine.
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Natural light floods through large windows that look across the gardens to the sea.
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The property houses 237 rooms including 49 suites.
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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.
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The resort’s 10-metre-high (33-foot) lobby.
Sun 16 Nov 2014 11:00 AM GST