The world’s greatest show launched with a big bang this month, as 192 countries around the world converged in Dubai to celebrate creativity and connectivity through unity. Courting visitors from all over the world throughout its six-month run, long-stay hotel bookings for those working and visiting Expo 2020 are proving ever-more popular for those wanting luxury and home comforts with all the service benefits of a five-star hotel.
With hotel choice in abundance in Dubai, cherry-picking the best can often be overwhelming, which is where Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection’s triptych of properties steps in – three distinct hotels in one stellar location.
Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, slap bang in the middle of the city, the hotels boast prime real estate – close to the airport, Dubai’s business and arts hub at DIFC, Dubai Water Canal, The Dubai Mall, beaches and the bustling tourist hotspots of Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Most importantly, however, the five-star property collection is just a 20-minute drive to the Expo 2020 site, making daily commutes a stress-free and easy affair. Plus, with the collection offering over 1,600 rooms and suites between them, as well as myriad F&B offerings, spas, pools and entertainment, you’ll never need go anywhere else.
First up, the neo-classical Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts – the urban property collection’s grande dame. With marble everywhere you look, a sweeping double staircase in the lobby, a 1,200-piece hand-cut crystal chandelier in the reception and lavish furnishings throughout, this is one for luxury lovers. Renowned for discreet signature Butler Service, and the staff’s honed ability to understand the unique preferences of its discerning guests, Habtoor Palace Dubai is the perfect choice for those seeking ultimate exclusivity and privacy. Monthly rates start from Dhs20,500 a month.
V Hotel Dubai – Curio Collection by Hilton, brings modern wow factor to the triptych. One of the city’s most vibrant hotels, it has style, colour and cool running through its corridors. The hotel has 356 guestrooms and suites to choose from – the round bed in its Valor Suite always a crowd-pleaser – as well as four restaurants and bars, including V Lounge where you can toast the town from the 30th floor.
Adding to the show-stopping experience is La Perle by Dragone located on the ground floor of the hotel – an adrenalin-fuelled, immersive live-action performance with truly jaw-dropping moments. Long-stay offers here start from Dhs15,000 a month.
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, is the last piece in the triptych puzzle, a contemporary property that lets guests experience Dubai at their own tempo. Nestled between the fast-tracks of Sheikh Zayed Road – and adjacent Metro line – and the tranquil flow of the Dubai Water Canal, the hotel offers just the right dose of yin and yang. In fact, to add to the luxury allure, guests can arrive at the hotel by land, sea or air, courtesy of the hotel collection’s helipad.
The hotel’s rooms, suites, restaurants and leisure facilities are spread over 44 floors, with its expansive spa serving up stunning views of Burj Khalifa. Long-stay guests can choose between Grand Canal Suites all the way up to the two-bed Chairman Suite, which has a large living room, dining room, and entertainment room with media wall, all perfect for hosting colleagues, family or friends. Long-stay offers start from Dhs14,000 a month.
Wherever you choose to bed down, the same level of long-stay service and perks apply, with complimentary upgrade to next room category (when available), welcome amenities, complimentary daily laundry, 25 per cent off F&B, the chance to double-up on Hilton Honors points, access to three outdoor pools, two fitness centres, a Kids Club and a private beach via shuttle bus.
Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection’s really does offer unfettered access to the best Dubai has to offer, whilst letting guests indulge in a lavish lifestyle complimented by home comforts and the accessibility offerings of an integrated urban resort. You’ll certainly sleep well knowing you’re so well looked after.
WHAT: Al Habtoor City
WHERE: Dubai, UAE