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NH Collection Dubai The Palm, a new-build 532-key luxury hotel on the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah with spectacular views across the Dubai skyline, has opened its doors and represents the debut of the NH Collection brand in the Middle East.
The property with direct access to West Palm Beach features 226 hotel guest rooms and suites in addition to 306 studios and apartments across 11 room categories.
The bold, original décor is upbeat and playful, mixing splashes of authentic local character reflecting the vibrancy of the destination. Higher room categories, including the Premium Sea View Room, the One Bedroom Sea View Suite, and Superior One Bedroom Sea View Apartment, offer captivating views of the Dubai Marina skyline and Arabian Gulf and exclusive access to the NH Collection Premium Lounge.
NH Collection Dubai The Palm has five distinctive dining venues, set to become favourites with guests, Dubai residents, and visitors alike. Maiora, where an abundance of dishes from around the world are served for all-day dining, including the renowned NH Collection breakfast. Revo Café, a chic urban hangout where chefs craft creative and healthy dishes. Té Lounge is for those needing refreshment after the gym or a light, healthy bite.
Seven Sports Bar, where friends can catch up in an informal setting or to watch the big game over classic snacks and drinks. Launching soon will be SEEN Restaurant and Bar, a modern multi-sensory rooftop venue with spectacular sunset views and expertly mixed cocktails. SEEN can be found in multiple locations in Europe, South America and Asia, with further additions to the brand launching soon in Europe.
Even the little ones are indulged fully at the NH Kids’ Club which is designed for children between 4 and 12 years, keeping them engrossed in games, arts, crafts and more. The hotel will also soon launch its own beach club adjacent to the hotel on West Palm Beach.
The property employs the brand’s ‘Brilliant Basics’ and ensures that guests get the best comforts possible, including exclusive NH Collection Sleep Better mattresses in every room, a selection of pillows, and a range of sustainable amenities.
Sustainability is a driving force at NH Collection Dubai The Palm and the property has been designed to minimise environmental impact. The hotel has its own water plant, solar panels are used to generate hot water and condensed water from the air conditioning system is used for irrigation. Room amenities are vegan and sustainable with a diligent effort made to reduce and recycle waste. Initiatives to launch later in the year include an onsite apiary, a hydroponic farm within the hotel and a community market.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO Minor Hotels, parent company of NH Hotel Group, said: “We are thrilled to debut NH Collection in Dubai as the brand’s first property to launch outside of its historical areas of operation in Europe and the Americas. With its premium location on the renowned Palm Jumeirah and its great range of accommodation, dining options and Dubai skyline views, NH Collection Dubai The Palm represents a key strategic flag for the brand and will certainly make its mark on the hospitality scene in the city.”
The new property is owned by Seven Tides, luxury real estate and hospitality developers, which operate a collection of distinguished properties in the UAE and UK.
Ghanim Bin Sulayem, Operations Director, Seven Tides, commented: “NH Collection is an upscale brand, which will complement the adjacent Seven Palm residences, as well as other properties in our hospitality portfolio, such as the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Minor Hotels has been a trusted partner of Seven Tides for a decade now, with a proven track record. We are confident that their professional and dedicated management team will ensure that this property becomes a much sought-after destination for international leisure and business travellers and a social hub for Dubai’s residents.”
On NH Collection Dubai The Palm’s long anticipated opening, Manish Jha, General Manager, commented: “It feels extraordinary to debut the NH Collection brand in the Middle East, and Palm Jumeirah here in Dubai is the ideal location. With excellent access to the city’s attractions, our fine facilities, superb dining and spectacular skyline views will make the hotel a hotspot for both locals and visitors. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone.”
For those planning meetings and events, the hotel offers five bright spaces fitted with the latest technology and ready to cater for up to 45 people. The property’s prime location means downtime can be spent on the beach or exploring the city, while private transfers can be arranged to Dubai International Airport just 30 minutes away.
The hotel offers easy access to all the attractions of The Palm, Downtown Dubai, and the leisure districts of JBR and Dubai Marina, while also being within easy reach of Dubai International Airport, Dubai Old Town, and business zones throughout the emirate and the wider UAE.
NH Collection Dubai The Palm represents the brand’s debut both in the UAE and the wider Middle East region and joins an existing portfolio of over 90 NH Collection properties worldwide, known for their outstanding service and facilities. NH Collection hotels can be found in top city locations across Europe and the Americas, with two further properties opening in the region later this year.