Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most popular destinations for holidaymakers, has a new address, with Andaz Dubai The Palm now open.
Andaz is a Hyatt brand that's all about being rooted in local culture, and Andaz Dubai The Palm comes with views of the Dubai skyline, the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina.
The new hotel has 217 rooms, including 34 suites and 116 private residences, and each of the guestrooms has been designed to let holidaymakers feel a sense of location by drawing on both traditional Emirati culture and Dubai's bold design.
The most exclusive places to stay are the Andaz Suites, which come with minimalist interiors, separate living and dining rooms, a private terrace and a rain-shower.
There's artwork across the hotel, with a strong focus on local artists.
The hotel will also run a series of exhibitions, giving artists a new platform to showcase their work. Local touches such as sadu handwoven fabrics and artwork inspired by the colours of the spice souq can also be found.
When it comes to dining, there is a focus on incorporating local ingredients into the menus. All-day dining restaurant The Locale serves Arabian-inspired dishes and international fare in a casual setting. Locally grown organic ingredients are used in many of the dishes.
Up on the 15th floor, Hanami offers a contemporary take on Japanese Izakaya alongside awesome city views. The brightly coloured Andaz Lounge is a good place for a cozy night in – it has den seating, a well-stocked library and full bar service.
For those looking to unwind, there's a spa called Ora on the 14th floor, and next door, the rooftop Cabana is an adults-only pool area and fitness centre.
In 2020, the hotel will also open La Coco — a neighbourhood beach club and lounge that will be open for poolside bites and sunset drinks.
Andaz is a Hindi word that means personal style, and each hotel in the Hyatt brand has a distinctive personality that's designed to highlight the location in which it is based.
Andaz Dubai The Palm is the brand's second hotel in the UAE after Andaz Dubai Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi.
The rates for the standard rooms are currently quoted as Dh799 per night for this week.