By REBECCA ANNE PROCTOR hauteliving.com
We’re big fans of Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah’s largest suite. Entitled the Royal Suite, it provides guests with a luxurious and private setting within a sprawling 1567 square meter space, including balconies and indoor areas.
Located in the heart of the hotel, the suite with panoramic sea views of the Dubai skyline and iconic Palm Jumeirah and one’s stay starts off with an arrival in a classic chauffeured Bentley or landing their private helicopter on the seaside helipad.
Upon arrival guests are greeted by the Personal Concierge, a key attribute of Waldorf Astoria service, and then escorted to the private lift, located in the exclusive VIP arrival area adjacent to the lobby. Stepping out into a luxurious foyer, guests can pause to enjoy views over the Arabian Gulf from the foyer balcony and prepare to experience the grandiose volume of the suite.
Beginning in the opulent dining room, guests can gaze up at the breath-taking panoramic sea views of Dubai from the spacious balcony, while elegant private dinner parties can be hosted there with the assistance of the hotel’s staff and chefs that personally present each dish and describe the process of each creation. There is also the ‘Majilis’ lounge provides an ideal setting to enjoy a traditional Arabian experience including shisha and coffee. More info and photos