Atlantis The Royal which had a grand scale opening with a 72-minute Beyoncé performance is now officially open to guests, here is all you need to know
Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal has been making headlines across the world following one of the biggest hotel openings in recent history, the luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah has seen the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kendall Jenner and hundreds of other VIPs and celebrities. The luxury sister property of Atlantis, The Palm has officially opened and is accepting bookings for stays at its celebrity inaugurated suites and rooms, now open to the public.
The opening was in the talks for months until it finally took place in January following rescheduling and anticipations. The grand scale opening featured a weekend of big names, massive launch parties and unforgettably, an hour long performance by Beyoncé, her first one since 2018.
The resort also has multiple dining spots and f&b venues, some holding Michelin stars.
Although, the resort just opened for stays starting February 10, the rooms are already booked out until February 16, bookings are now available starting next week. Planning to stay at the iconic hotel or dine at one of its restaurants? Here is all you need to know:
Spanning 43-storeys, the cantilevered building features rooms, suites and penthouses with illuminating materials and hand sculpted textures. The luxury rooms has exclusively crafted bespoke amenities including hand-stitched mattresses by Hypnos, luxurious walk-in wardrobes and dressing rooms, walk-in showers and stand-alone bathtubs.
To currently book a stay, bookings must be made for a minimum of two nights. The website does not accept bookings for one night.
A vast number of rooms and suites are available starting at AED4,900 per night up to AED25,000 a night.
At AED21,373 a night, bookings can be made for the Sky Pool Villa which is a luxury suite with a terrace, outdoor seating, private infinity pool and dining area. The Sky Pool suites saw celebrities staying there during the opening weekend including Rebel Wilson and more.
Timothy Kelly, managing director and executive vice president of Atlantis Resorts believes that “the best suites in the sky that exist in the world and the best villa products in a tower in the world. Without question.”
The price tag of the suite grants the guest with 24-hours butler service, daily breakfast at restaurant or in-room dining, Hermès bathroom amenities, bar & mini-bar, entry to Atlantis explorer’s club, access to Skyblaze Fountain, In-room check-in and more.
Atlantis The Royal has four entertainment venues with views of the palm and signature cocktails, performances, music and food.
Ling Ling, Nobu by the Beach are open for reservations, Cloud 22 and Resonance by Heston Blumenthal are coming soon.
Most entertainment are restricted to ages over 21, some allow all ages during the day.
The grand opening of Ling Ling saw the likes of celebrities, VIPs and influencers including Fat Joe, Dubai Bling cast members, The cast of Real Housewives of Dubai and more.
Atlantis The Royal takes on the culinary scene with celebrity chef restaurants including Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Nobu by the Beach, Ling Ling by Hakkasan, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, Milos and more.
“We are in a wonderful building, Atlantis The Royal is a big megaproject with over 17 restaurants, we are very confident of the success similar to that of Atlantis, The Palm. We have a really strong team across all the restaurants and venues in the hotel,” Eleftherios Michelis, General Manager Estiatorio Milos, Atlantis The Royal said.
The resort also features other casual restaurants like Gastronomy, Malibu 90265 and The Royal Tea Room and more. Some are open for reservations and some are yet to be open.
Finest experiences at Atlantis The Royal
The resort features multiple ultra-luxury features, amenities, restaurants and lounges. The experiences at Atlantis The Royal also add to to those with unique experiences across the hotel, visitors have a lot to see.
The infinity pool at 22 storeys high allows guests to experience views, architecture with fine cuisine and drinks.
The bar by Heston Blumenthal gives guests views of 4,000 jellyfish while sipping on cocktails.
The Ambassador Lagoon gives visitors a chance to swim with sharks, sting rays and colourful fish.
A massive droplet sculpture inspired by the first droplet of rain in the desert stands at the entry of the resort, an iconic recognizable spot at the hotel.
Skyblaze Fountain collides water and fire to present a unique show for visitors.
Timothy Kelly, managing director and executive vice president of Atlantis Resorts told Arabian Business in an exclusive interview that “not a lot of integrated resorts have been built and opened in the era of social media,” and that Atlantis The Royal is filled with “Instagrammable moments … the design is quite special in that way.”
“No one in the world has anything like this, where you can actually come and see and document and have these captivating moments that you can share with the world,” he said.
For Kelly, the hotel has been built on five key pillars – the rooms, food and celebrity chefs, wellness, luxury retail, and entertainment.
“For us, we believe that there is more room to grow, more room to evolve, and more experiences to evolve. I think that Dubai has come a long way in a very short period of time, but by no means is it even close to being over. There’s so much more to had here,” he concluded.