Location: The hotel is ideally-located in the peninsula of Dubai’s artificial palm islands, of international fame, surrounded by a handful of similar ultra-luxury properties.
Service: Many of the hotel’s rooms feature teams of dedicated hosts who are ready to serve guests’ every need, at any hour of the day.
History: Since its opening in 2010, One&Only The Palm has been honored with a long list of awards, making countless “Hotlists” and consistently being named one of the best hotels in the world.
Built with Moorish and Andalusian architectural style and techniques, this palatial hotel sits on a glimmering peninsula amid manicured gardens, fountains and pools. Understated elegance may have been their goal, but this opulent hotel is well-suited to Dubai’s over-the-top nature. Guests may choose from a vast array of well-appointed rooms, all boasting exquisite views, and featuring plush, Arabian-inspired interiors. Dining options at One&Only The Palm include the hotel’s four bars and restaurants, featuring fine cuisine of both Middle Eastern and international flavors and breathtaking views of the palm island and Dubai’s incredible skyline. It’s not necessary to leave the hotel, with a host of on-site facilities that include a colossal main pool, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility, private spa, and internationally-renowned beauty center, but those who choose to can do so via water taxi to the mainland, just a short ride away.
Rooms at One&Only The Palm boast contemporary Arabian-themed interiors. Guests can choose from the three-floored Manor House, which holds Premiere Rooms, Executive Suites, and a penthouse Manor Grand Palm Suite, or the more secluded and tranquil Palm Beach Mansions and Beachfront Villas.
The penthouse of the main Manor House, the Manor Grand Palm Suite boasts uninterrupted panoramas of the resort. The ultimate spatial indulgence, this suite features an incredible 820-square-feet of room, with a large bedroom, foyer, open-plan lounge, and dining area, as well as a large outdoor terrace with sundeck.
The Palm Beach Executive Suites are an expansive 436 square feet, nestled along the front of The Palm’s white-sand coastline. Guests may enjoy relaxing among the suite’s many rooms, from its integrated lounge and dining room, to its grand master bedroom with private balcony. Some suites feature their own private pools.
Offering 213 square feet of luxurious space, the Palm Beach Premier rooms are well-appointed with elegant furnishings, featuring a private balcony or beachfront garden patio.
Located in the main Manor House, overlooking an expansive pool and palm-shaded terraces, these 427-square-foot suites are designed for guests’ ultimate comfort. A private outdoor terrace features both dining space and sun loungers. Guests will enjoy a high level of service from the room’s round-the-clock team of dedicated hosts.
Located in the main Manor House, overlooking an expansive pool and palm-shaded terraces, the hotel’s well-appointed Premiere rooms feature 213-square-feet of space to stretch out in. Guests can enjoy the views from the room’s private balcony or garden patio.
With a host of facilities to choose from, guests can spend their time whiling away the day at one of the hotel’s expansive pools, or enhancing their bodies inside and out at the resort’s spa, beauty center, or fitness center.
The hotel’s beauty center, a studio by the name of Pedi:Mani:Cure, by Bastien Gonzalez of international beauty fame, incorporates a method of strict medical care combined with a holistic approach. The 75-minute Duo Treatment is an indulgent whole-body beautification experience.
Guests can make good use of the on-site state-of-the-art fitness facility, featuring ‘Kinesis’ and ‘Flexability’ trademarked systems alongside Technogym equipment. Personal training and health and fitness assessments are also available.
For those guests in search of a break from the salt water, the hotel’s 2,789-square-foot pool is so roomy it feels like a small ocean. Oversized daybeds surround the pool for guests’ ultimate sun bathing comfort.
The resort’s spa operates with three distinctive pillars in mind: unwind, restore, and elevate, which are the primary goals for each treatment, adapted to individual needs by highly-trained spa therapists. Treatments incorporate luxury ESPA products, performed in private spa suites.
One&Only The Palm may not boast a long list of restaurants that make your head spin, but it does feature just the right amount of choice to satisfy diners no matter what their mood. From the main Zest restaurant, to the trendy 101 lounge, the unique Stay restaurant, and the relaxed and warm Lounge, guests can savor gourmet food in style any time of day.
Perched overlooking the resort’s marina, this trendy dining lounge and bar serves up light tapas, or Mediterranean-style dishes day and night. Drinks are served from an open bar, with DJs spinning chilled out beats for guests to enjoy from the chic interior area, or from the breezy outdoors, with expansive views of Dubai’s iconic skyline.
Designed by Michelin starred-chef Yannick Alléno, Stay is contemporary and unique in both its design and its dishes, with the element of surprise being a key feature. Dishes are simple and delicious, and the seating selection is varied, with a shared table and Pastry Library being among the strange-but-wonderful concepts waiting to be discovered by diners.
Adjacent to the hotel’s lobby, The Lounge is the ideal spot to meet friends and colleagues for pre-dinner cocktails and snacks. The dress code here is smart-casual, but only after 7pm.
This is the resort’s main restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The culinary flavors here are a unique melange of Middle Eastern, Asian, and Western cuisine. Guests may choose to dine in the elegant indoor area, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and shimmering Arabian-influenced interior design, or alfresco, overlooking the hotel’s grand pool.