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Atlantis, in the United Arab Emirates, close to the tip of the Palm Jumeirah, lies a luxury hotel resort called The Palm, Dubai. It was the first resort to be built on the island. It is also themed after the story of Atlantis, but it also contains distinctive Arabian features. The resort was launched on September 24, 2008, as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar World.
An internationally known cast of architects, designers, and landscapers collaborated to build a totally original, fully integrated entertainment destination resort, Atlantis, The Palm, led by the vision of the late Sol Kerzner, former Chairman of Kerzner International.
The September 2008 premiere of this unique project shows the creative abilities of Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), David Rockwell of The Rockwell Group, and Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Creative, redefining the Dubai resort experience. The design approach used the skills of prominent interior resort designers Wilson & Associates, design architects Wimberly, Allison, Tong, and Goo (WATG), and the creative landscape architecture of EDSA. Dale Chihuly and Albino Gonzalez’s artwork is also on display at the resort.
The Atlantis Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites The Palm often make lists of the most unusual lodgings because it has two of the few underwater hotel suites in the whole world.
The top, entry floor is at ground level and totals 165 square meters (1776 square feet), while the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom are below ground. Both the bedroom and bathroom have nearly floor-to-ceiling windows that look out into the resort’s Ambassador Lagoon, which is home to a variety of exotic aquatic life.
A stately corridor leads to the Wilson and Associates-designed entryway, welcoming guests to The Royal Towers at Atlantis. Each hotel and apartment offer stunning views of the turquoise Arabian Sea or the peaceful waters of The Palm.
The resort’s 1,544 rooms and suites have just undergone substantial renovations, providing each with a stunningly fresh appearance and feel. The accommodations vary from Ocean and Palm Beach rooms (45 square meters) to a variety of bigger suites lavishly outfitted with walk-in wardrobes, dressing spaces, and jacuzzi spas. The interiors are styled in a beautifully modest modern décor of earth tones, with brilliant bursts of colour bringing the ocean within. Bathrooms featuring marble flooring, granite vanities, rain showers, and double sinks.
Designers Jeffrey Beers, David Rockwell, Adam D. Tihany, and Wilson and Associates, who are internationally recognised for constructing gorgeous dining venues to showcase some of the world’s most celebrated cuisines, have each introduced their unique flair and design to the Arabian food scene.Jeffrey Beers’ particular aesthetic can be found throughout Atlantis, where he collaborated with Italian Chef Giorgio Locatelli to develop Ronda Locatelli and Gordon Ramsay to design Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Beers combined the beauty of the Italian countryside with the modernism of Dubai to create a rustic but dynamic atmosphere for Ronda Locatelli. Upon entering, guests are greeted with a relaxing water pond paired with a custom-built fireplace, while a central stone-clad building housing four pizza ovens and grounds the open area.
The resort has six separate trademark suites, each with their own unique traits. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom and bathroom gaze straight into The Ambassador Lagoon, offering the sense of being beneath the sea while staring directly into the heart of Atlantis.
The aptly titled Neptune Underwater Suite and Poseidon Underwater Suite both cover 165 square metres and span three stories, with magnificent decor by Wilson & Associates. From the entryway, a soaring staircase leads to the enormous living and dining areas, which overlook The Ambassador Lagoon and are complemented by a butler’s pantry.