Hot on the heels of its victory at this week’s World Travel Awards, Grosvenor House Dubai has launched a new range of clothing for staff, with pop star Peter Andre among the celebs attending the launch party.
Dubai’s glitterati all turned out for the incredible evening, which included staff modelling the uniforms on a specially built catwalk at the luxury hotel. The uniforms have been created by fashion guru Feizal Virani, who has designed for the likes of Valentino and Lancelli and is a graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art.
(Above: Pop star Peter Andre with Pam Wilby, General Manager, Grosvenor House Dubai)
Staff at Grosvenor House Dubai were in a particularly celebratory mood, having been awarded “Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel” at this week’s World Travel Awards. The stunning property also claimed the title of “Dubai’s Leading Business Hotel” for the second consecutive year to complete a night of triumph.
Hundreds of Emirati glitterati were on hand to witness the show
Virtual Grosvenor House
You can get an excellent sneak peak inside this beautiful property by visiting www.virtual-grosvenorhouse.com, including its legendary Budha Bar as well as its state-of-the-art features and gym. There is also a host of fine dining options including The Indego, a World Travel Award winner.
The new uniforms were designed by Feizal Virani
You can also get further details of the dining and facilities at Grosvenor House Dubai whilst you are on the go by visiting the mobile site http//www.grosvenorhouse.mobi.com.
(Grosvenor House Dubai saw off stiff competition to win “Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel” at this week’s World Travel Awards)
Grosvenor House is nearly doubling in size this year with the opening of a new tower targeted at business travellers and longer-stay guests.
(Pam Wilby, General Manager, Grosvenor House Dubai, at World Travel Awards 2011 Middle East Ceremony with Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards. Her property picked up “Dubai’s Leading Business Hotel” and “Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel”.)
The first phase of the Residence at Grosvenor House is opening in September, with the full launch scheduled for 1 November 2011. Architecturally a mirror image of the existing 45-floor building, it will have 310 rooms – 106 will be Club rooms starting from 55 sqm in size, and the rest will be one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
(The legendary Buddha Bar is an integral part of the Grosvenor House Dubai experience)
Jaideep J Bhatia, the property’s director of marketing and communications, described the feel as “more like a home than a hotel” and would allow the property to appeal to “the two types of business traveller”, with the original building catering for those looking for a bed for the night, and the new tower designed for those who need more club-style facilities.
(Luxury home from luxury home - an apartment living room at the Grosvenor House Dubai
A 24-hour Club lounge will take up half of the fifth floor and will include a dedicated family section. The apartments in the original building are being reduced in size and converted into Super Deluxe bedrooms.
The tower will have four food and beverage outlets. A sister venue to the Embassy in London’s Mayfair, Embassy Dubai will be a members’ club spread across the top three levels of the building and will offer a “multi-lounging experience”, including European fine dining and seafood, oyster, champagne and vodka bars. The Residence will also have a restaurant headed up by US chef Richard Sandoval.
(Signature dishes from Michelin Star celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes at the Grosvenor Rhodes Mezzanine. Dishes are traditional British cuisine with a French flair, whilst the restaurant itself is a work of modern art, daring to be different.)
In addition, the tower will be home to “Buddhattitude”, a Tibetan-style spa from the company behind the Buddha Bar brand, with men’s and women’s treatment rooms, hammam pools and Turkish baths. There will also be a pool and gym.
With Dubai this week hosting Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Awards and AHIC, City.Mobi has launched its new guide to the exciting emirate.
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(Michelin Star winner and Chef Patron Vineet Bhatia brings traditional Indian cuisine into a contemporary setting and adds his own special ingredient at the Indego.)
(The lobby at the Grosvenor)
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(Bar 44 - an exclusive champagne and cocktail bar on the 44th floor with spectacular views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah)
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