the-address-downtown-dubai

Rebuilding an institution

The biggest draw to the hotel is undoubtedly its location, something that it makes the most of. A 20-second walkway leads into the mall, while the majority of suites offer the classic view of the Dubai Fountain. Meyer Davis and SSH were in charge of the new-look interiors, and their refinement is felt throughout. Rooms are luxurious without being excessive, with appreciated touches such as Dyson hairdryers.

Dining options are extensive, from the Californian snacks in the lobby at Zeta, robatayaki-style cuisine at Katana, or the popular steakhouse chain STK. The in-house restaurant on the 6th floor, simply called The Restaurant, is designed in the style of a French salon. Prices are reasonable, and standouts include the ribeye and aubergine starter, flavoured with labneh and sumac.

The much-loved Calabar is gone, but in its place are a variety of other lounges, from a cigar bar open til 2am, to the re-vamped Neos, a self-described “ultra-luxury” lounge on the 63rd floor. Five interlinking infinity pools circle the ground floor, with the highlight being deck chairs that seem to float atop the water. It may be quiet now, but The Address’ success is virtually guaranteed by its proximity to tourist hotspots.

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