Discover the beating heart of the emirate, with a culture-packed stay at Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai
Sometimes, the best memories you make from travelling are those born from unexpected moments. Whether it’s the chance to share a meal with locals or embarking on a sensory experience that calms the mind, at Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, it’s easy immerse yourself in your host destination.
There’s a hand-picked team of Navigators on hand to give you the lowdown on what to see and do, so you can throw away the guidebooks and focus on having a more authentic adventure. Indeed, the property is the ideal base from which to explore, situated a stone’s throw from Burj Khalifa and close to the historic Dubai Creek, as well as contemporary shopping and arts districts such as Dubai Design District and City Walk.
The property itself evokes the very essence of Dubai through its design, featuring raw materials in their natural state (think wood, concrete and metal chain curtains used as room dividers), with black and gold punctuating the colour palette, representing the oil and glittering souks that the destination is famous for.
While en route to your room, you’ll be reminded of a desert landscape, with ‘cracks’ in the walls beside each room number mimicking the dry desert ground, and camels and flamingos starring in photography and sculptures. From a Deluxe Room with views of the water to a Two Bedroom Residence with Burj Khalifa vistas and everything in between, every guestroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms with luxurious Amouage amenities.
Foodies will be tempted by two celebrity chefs in house. Bleu Blanc by David Myers has a refined, southern French farmhouse flair with a wood-fired grill giving dishes a flavoursome touch, while BASTA! by David Myers will take you on a gastronomic jaunt around Italy. For Japanese, Morimoto Dubai, by chef Masaharu Morimoto, fuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques with a live teppanyaki and sushi counter bringing the drama.
When you need to unwind, Six Senses Spa is in a league of its own. It offers a variety of holistic therapies and wellness treatments including a hammam, sauna and flotation pool. Plus, after your treatment, you can linger for longer with a 30-minute sensory experience. We rate the Sound Suite, which invites you to lay back on a healing vibroacoustic lounger and let the sound vibrations ease away muscle tension, improve circulation and balance blood pressure, so you’re ready to brave your onward journey.
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