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The Amazing New W Dubai The Palm – Middle East’s Most Instagrammable Hotel

The Amazing New W Dubai The palm Hotel, Bonnie Rakhit Style Traveller in the atrium

The Amazing New W Dubai The Palm – Middle East’s Most Instagrammable Hotel

Where? W Dubai The Palm

When? June 2019

Why? As part of the grand opening of this marvellous hotel, the gorgeous guys at W Dubai The Palm invited me over to Dubai for a press trip. Firstly to sample the delights of the newly opened hotel and also to take part in the #WhatSheSaid event. Keep scrolling to find out more.

This is a sponsored post with W Dubai The Palm.

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W Dubai The Palm

The W Dubai is quite possibly THE most instagrammable hotel in the Middle East. Newly opened this year on the covetable address of West Crescent The Palm, even its location is exclusive.

From the breathtaking light and sound vibration sculpture in the main atrium, which changes colour in time to the epic soundtrack pulsating throughout the hotel, (opening shot) to the artistically positioned sun-bed pods, winding beautifully around the wave shaped swimming pools, every view and inch of the hotel has been designed with aesthetics in mind.

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The Rooms

Black-iridescent mosaic shimmers to greet you as you enter your bedroom. The curved lines of the walls lead the eye out onto the incredible views of the pool deck and the spectacular Dubai skyline beyond. Some rooms have jacuzzi and baths looking out onto the view too. (pictured above)

The rooms are open plan with every hi-tech amenity imaginable from oversized wide screen TVs, wet room rain showers, booming bluetooth speakers and a mini bar stocked up for a party!

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The beds are also ginormous, this is Dubai after all, where everything has to be bigger and better. They’re also super comfortable with a great pillow menu.

A fresh linen/ laundry aroma is pumped through the hotel air con so it always smells clean and fresh, even in the bedrooms. I loved coming home to this smell, especially when it was 45 degrees centigrade outside!

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Me on a little day trip to City Walk shopping experience and below, posing by the outdoor seats at the hotels Italian Restaurant Torno Subito.

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#WhatSheSaid Event

W hotels are synonymous with hosting thought provoking and challenging events. Known as forerunners in the world of style and for their love of being avant guard, they hosted an evening at the new Palm hotel promoting women’s empowerment and the role of fashion in modern Dubai.

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Ladies present at the event included some of the most influential women in the Middle East.

From the presenter and former editor of Harper’s Bazaar ME Louise Nichol, to the glittering list of panelist’s including three of Dubai’s most successful fashion designers Zayan Ghandour, Khulood Thani and Safiya Abdallah.

Beautiful ‘grey’ model Caroline Labouchere who has graced the pages of British Vogue 8 times in the past year, to the former manager of David and Victoria Beckham as well as former chief executive of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council Nez Gabreel.

Wow such an inspirational group of women all speaking out for one common ground, the empowerment of other women.

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After the panel discussion and to add a little extra entertainment, there was a Zayan fashion show showcasing her new collection. I got my 15 mins of fame on the catwalk hehe!

Me and the other ‘real life’ models from the show are pictured on the stage below wearing our Zayan outfits and beautiful flower crowns.

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Food and Drink

There are six excellent dining options at the hotel each beautifully designed in super fun, eclectic, individual styles. From the saccharin pink, 50’s vibes of Torno Subito, the Italian restaurant and gelateria, to the popping neon lights and Miami graffiti at the rooftop SoBe bar.

LIV the all day buffet restaurant is white with pops of colour and serves the most healthy and delicious buffet I’ve eaten in any luxury restaurant lately. Food here is very geared up to keeping the guest healthy and ingredients are fresh and delicious. They even serve porridge with options of 5 different kinds of milk, I love coconut milk!

 

Bonnie Rakhit and Lorna Kirk at Akira Back restaurant w the palm dubaiMy friend Lorna and I at the vortex entrance to Akira Back restaurant.

My personal favourite though was famous Japanese restaurant Akira Back (pictured above) with its impeccable list of traditional-with-a-twist Asian delicacies. I’d go as far as to say it’s my new favourite Japanese restaurant, sorry Nobu :)

Akira Back interiors are modern minimal, with seductive dark lighting, high ceilings with sculptural light fittings and the main highlight is the breathtaking vistas out over the twinkling Dubai skyline. Oh and did I mention the neon vortex doorway that is insta heaven!

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Away Spa

I was lucky enough to be invited to the ultra modern, blue neon lights of the pampering Away Spa (pictured above). I had a signature massage which blew me away. After the long flight a massage, hot tub and steam room session at The Away Spa was the perfect way to relax into the trip.

It’s simply dreamy.

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That’s all from Dubai for now.

Huge thanks to W Dubai The Palm for a most epic and lavish trip! I loved every minute of it!! Also thanks to all the lovely, inspirational ladies at the WhatSheSaid event, what a great evening! Click here for more info on the hotel and booking details.

Bon voyage xx

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