When the Four Seasons Hotel in DIFC first opened a couple of weeks ago, we couldn’t resist booking a room for our 8th wedding anniversary. We wanted a fun and atmospheric hotel, different to the holiday resort properties in Dubai. With the buzzing arrival of many first class restaurants as well as old favourites like Cipriani, Zuma, La Luz, La Petit Maison all on the hotel’s doorsteps, the property was even more appealling to us.
Upon arrival, the immediate visual is that the boutique city property is unique to the usual Four Seasons portfolio in terms of design but service and quality remain typically Four Seasons. The property blends in with it’s modern and striking DIFC landscape and the design of the rooms has a much more modern feel to traditional Four Seasons rooms, with a sense of masculinity for the astute business traveller. This is the perfect hotel for city travellers or couples for work and pleasure and only 5 minutes from the Dubai Mall. The compactly designed hotel is extremely functional for meetings, and it allows for quick walks back to the room with no long corridors that are common features in Dubai’s luxury hotels.
The restaurant serving the hotel, the Firebird, is a luxuriously fun American diner. The qualities and finishings are of a super luxurious level, with the concept of quick breakfasts, lunch and dinners served, and booths set up for serious business meetings in a unique setting. Food and service is exceptional, and if you are in the area, it is worth trying the Firebird diner if you are in the area for a meeting.
The Four Seasons has several lounges and bars both on the lower floors, and more importantly the amazing rooftop bar. Luna Sky Bar is now the new hip bar filled to the bream with city workers reminding guests of any major city in the world like NYC, London or Singapore with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa with highly skilled bar staff.
The pool’s brilliant design should bring a smile to even the most cynical traveller’s face which ever way you look at it. It is unique to say the least with amusing views. The pool was a clever concept for a compact rooftop garden, and a great place to get away and catch a Dubai tan for visitors, and luckily there are no taller office blocks overlooking the pool for privacy purposes. Spa is incredible with organic products from South Africa, and incredibly experienced therapists.
Worth a trip. Worth an escape from the kids. Highly recommended.
Four Seasons Hotel DIFC | Building 9, Level GF Gate Village | Phone +971 4 506 0000
For more information check their website www.fourseasons.com
Photos by Edwina Viel