Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts in United Arab Emirates with Opening of Conrad Dubai
Highly Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Marks Milestone UAE Entry for Hilton Worldwid
DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va – 18 September 2013 – Hilton Worldwide brings its global brand for the new generation of smart luxury travellers, for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect, to UAE today with the official opening of Conrad Dubai. The 555-room luxury hotel marks the entry of Conrad Hotels & Resorts into the region, after the company’s luxury brands regional opening of the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah hotel, which began welcoming guests in early August.
Located amid upscale living in Dubai’s bustling cosmopolitan business and shopping district, Conrad Dubai offers the epitome of discreet luxury and sophisticated style. The hotel is within a short distance of the city’s traditional commercial landmarks such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai World Trade Centre, and is also a convenient 10 minutes to the popular downtown area, as well as to Dubai Mall and Burj Khailfa, two of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide said: “Conrad Dubai is a stunning addition to our global luxury portfolio and a perfect fit within Dubai’s glamorous downtown lifestyle. The hotel exemplifies the true personality of the Conrad brand as a smart luxury retreat with a premium range of amenities, sumptuously chic rooms and an intuitive understanding of world class guest service.”
Seamlessly combining work, life and pleasure, Conrad Dubai is a perfect reflection of one of the world’s gateway cities, boasting locally inspired global design and tailor-made guest services. Featuring well-appointed and spacious accommodations--including a mix of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and a choice of two different styles of executive suites--all rooms offer rain showers, luxurious toiletries and the latest in-room technology with entertainment docking stations.
Conrad Dubai also offers the popular mobile Conrad Concierge app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can arrange access a variety of features at any of the 22 Conrad hotels worldwide by using the app.
The abundance of amenities includes an exclusive 5,500-square metre urban pool oasis on the hotel’s sixth floor. A true respite from the city’s bustle and set against a backdrop of tropical palms and lush lawns, the beautiful and picturesque outdoor deck area features two pools, hidden walkways and private cocoon beds. With a focus on wellbeing, the hotel’s fitness and spa facilities include state of the art fitness equipment and an outdoor yoga pavilion. Visitors to Conrad Spa can also luxuriate in the hotel’s eight treatment rooms, a thermal lounge spa, a Hammam suite, hydro pools and two couple’s suites, all which take relaxation and rejuvenation to new levels.
In addition, Conrad Dubai offers one of the largest meeting and event venues in the city with more than 4,400 square metres of versatile space, including two large ballrooms, three boardrooms, a business centre and 11 individual meeting rooms. The hotel features a naturally lit ballroom and an indoor elevator designed for vehicle transport, a perfect amenity for car launches and exclusive weddings.
Conrad Dubai will also bring a stylish and innovative choice of dining and entertainment venues combining local flair and flavour and adding buzz and excitement to Dubai’s dynamic restaurant and nightlife scene. Jewels in the Conrad hotel’s crown also include the Latin Supper Club, Izel, a carnival of Latin Artistry with striking Mayan décor, live Latino beats and a wide range of cocktails and menu choices, while Cave brings a myriad of hidden pods and booths to the city’s latest exciting wine bar.
Discerning food lovers will welcome the quality and style of venues at Conrad Dubai. Restaurants include Ballaro, where a Michelin-starred Sicilian chef has created a mouth-watering menu to be prepared at live cooking stations; Marco Pierre White Grill offering modern English delicacies in a relaxed piano bar environment and, to offer the ultimate city escape, Purobeach Urban Oasis will serve a wide range of signature cocktails amid the extensive sixth floor pool gardens.
Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide said: “I am delighted that we have introduced Conrad’s attractive style and service to this new market as Hilton Worldwide continues to expand our presence in the city. Conrad Dubai will cater to the needs of the ever increasing number of global, affluent travellers, and the sophistication of the hotel will perfectly complement the high-energy and vibrancy of Dubai.”
As with all Conrad hotels, guests in Dubai will be eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points, gaining worldwide rewards at more than 4,000 hotels across the globe.
To book a reservation at Conrad Dubai or to explore the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio of hotels, please visit www.conradhotels.com. For more information about the Conrad brand, please visit http://news.conradhotels.com.
About Conrad Hotels and Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly interact – people who know that the greatest luxury is the luxury of being yourself. A global brand consisting of 22 properties across 5 continents, Conrad Hotels & Resorts offer guests personalized experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings and connections to people and places around the corner or halfway around the world. Intuitive service is delivered with the Conrad Concierge App that puts Conrad’s services and amenities at the guest’s fingertips, whether ordering room service or a wakeup call to customizing the room’s pillow options or arranging reservations at our locally inspired cuisine and spa offerings. Conrad is a global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide with plans to add 12 more properties to the brand’s portfolio. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 4000 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.