One of Dubai’s best-known resorts, Atlantis, The Palm, is freshening up ahead of Expo 2020 and Dubai Tourism’s vision of attraction 20 million visitors per year by then. The expansive refurbishment project will comprise 1,539 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, and see an expansion with the launch of adjacent The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences.
Spanning three years, the five-star resort is taking care to disturb guests as little as possible by seeing just 50 guest rooms and suites refurbished every six weeks, with the aim to finish in 2019.
UAE-based interior design studio WA International has come up with a fresh look and feel for the updated guest rooms, with contemporary carpeting mirroring the turquoise sea just outside, and coral accents. Balconies and bathrooms will also get a facelift, with free-standing bathtubs and Greek Didyma marble basins. Technology enhancements will include 49-inch flat-screen televisions, proximity reader key systems, among other features.
Outside of the rooms and suites, all-day dining restaurant Kaleidoscope will reveal a new dynamic upon reopening in September of this year, and Ayamna Bar, Nasimi Beach and The Imperial Club will also undergo their own redesigns.
The US$1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is planned to launch in late 2019, on the crescent next to Atlantis, The Palm. This more upscale offering will be comprised of 795 guest rooms and 231 residences on 10 hectares of land.