One of the world’s most anticipated hotel openings is now accepting reservations
Billed as an experiential resort that will ‘completely redefine your perspective of luxury,’ the eagerly awaited Atlantis The Royal has announced that it will welcome its first guests from February 10, following this month’s Grand Reveal.
Beneath its headline-grabbing line-up of signature penthouses, celebrity-chef restaurants and record-breaking attractions is the story of a building devised and delivered by the world’s leading designers, architects, and artists.
Atlantis The Royal was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), one of the world’s preeminent architecture firms. Renowned for cutting-edge innovation, KPF is the creative design firm behind some of the most iconic and recognisable destinations and buildings in the world, including New York’s Hudson Yards, the largest private development in US history; London’s Covent Garden neighbourhood, one of the city’s most central and buzziest districts; and six of the 12 tallest towers in the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Center.
The design of Atlantis The Royal reflects the classic form of Atlantis’ nearby property, Atlantis The Palm, while bringing it forward with a futuristic form that showcases the progressive, modern architecture of the Dubai skyline. As a re-imagining of traditional sculptural towers, it takes the form of a stack of individual blocks. The six striking towers are adjoined by a sky bridge, which, along with the dramatically illuminated openings between each block, creates a clearly identifiable pattern on the night skyline.
The interior of the resort was designed by G.A Group, one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury hotel and residential interior design firms responsible for projects such as W Shanghai and Corinthia London.
The original design brief conceptualised by G.A Group was inspired by the oldest inhabitants of the Arabian desert, the Bedouins; known for their resourcefulness and hospitality, the tribes would traverse thousands of miles across the sand dunes using water wells, which were the lifeblood of the desert, to navigate. The precious commodity of water is constantly celebrated throughout the property, with water features and sculptures peppered throughout to guide guests on their discovery of the resort. Examples of this can be found in the dramatic 11.5-meter-tall lobby sculpture, Droplets, which represents the first drop of rain in a dry desert, to the Deluge water elevators, which invite guests to quite literally walk-through water to reach the next part of the resort. Elsewhere, cloud burst light fixtures feature at each elevator bank and hundreds of raindrop-shaped light pendants delicately stud the lobby ceilings.
Elsewhere, WET, the world’s leading water feature design firm, responsible for world-famous attractions including the Fountains of Bellagio, has developed a never-done-before combination of water and fire in features that include: Firefalls, two highly reflective walls of glass clad in rippling water and embracing programmable plumes of fire; Deluge, two three-storey cylindrical glass elevators immersed in cascades of water; and Skyblaze, a 28-metre high fire and water fountain, composed of myriad water forms, fire bursts, lights, and performative music.
Tim Kelly, Managing Director of Atlantis Dubai says, “This is it. Our moment is finally here to reveal Atlantis The Royal as the world’s most ultra-luxury resort. Atlantis the Royal is about experiencing something you never imagined could be and the architecture sets this up masterfully, with the six towers joined together by a 90-foot infinity pool, redrawing the Dubai skyline and creating a new icon on the Palm. It delivers a bespoke range of breathtaking experiences, inviting guests to swim amongst the clouds in sky pools and be dazzled by fountains that breathe fire. The unique building reflects the once-in-a-lifetime experiences guests will have inside.”
Bookings can be made here.
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