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First-look pictures unveiled of Jenga-style Dubai hotel Atlantis The Royal

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First-look pictures unveiled of Jenga-style Dubai hotel Atlantis The Royal

First-look images and drone footage of striking new Dubai hotel Atlantis The Royal have been unveiled ahead of bookings opening for stays on Monday.

The resort sits on the Palm Jumeirah archipelago of artificial islands and has an eye-catching design that stands out even among the blockbuster buildings of the Dubai cityscape, with 795 rooms starting at $850 a night (£730) spread over six towers and arranged in blocks reminiscent of a game of Jenga.

The ‘jewel in Atlantis The Royal’s crown’ is an outdoor ‘entertainment experience’ that forms a bridge in the middle of the resort on the 22nd floor and boasts a 90-metre- (295ft) long infinity pool. Other highlights include Heston Blumenthal’s first-ever cocktail bar, featuring ‘the world’s largest jellyfish aquarium’, Nobu restaurant’s first-ever pool and beach club, two kilometres (1.2 miles) of private beach – and water fountains that ‘breathe fire’.

First-look images and drone footage of striking new Dubai hotel Atlantis The Royal have been unveiled ahead of bookings opening for stays on Monday

First-look images and drone footage of striking new Dubai hotel Atlantis The Royal have been unveiled ahead of bookings opening for stays on Monday

Atlantis The Royal sits on the Palm Jumeirah archipelago of artificial islands and has an eye-catching design that stands out even among the blockbuster buildings of the Dubai cityscape

Atlantis The Royal sits on the Palm Jumeirah archipelago of artificial islands and has an eye-catching design that stands out even among the blockbuster buildings of the Dubai cityscape

The 'jewel in Atlantis The Royal's crown' is an outdoor 'entertainment experience' that forms a bridge in the middle of the resort on the 22nd floor and boasts a 90-metre- (295ft) long infinity pool (above)

The ‘jewel in Atlantis The Royal’s crown’ is an outdoor ‘entertainment experience’ that forms a bridge in the middle of the resort on the 22nd floor and boasts a 90-metre- (295ft) long infinity pool (above)

The most prized rooms at the resort – a sister property to hotel Atlantis The Palm – will be the 44 luxury suites and ‘Signature Penthouses’, which all have private infinity pools, an ‘elite butler service’ and pillow menus embellished with mini versions of each variety, from buckwheat to memory foam.

All rooms, the resort says, will ‘deliver ultra-luxury touches’ that include ‘a bespoke selection of amenities from luxury brands including Hermes, Frette and Graff’.

And they’ll be hi-tech, too, with guests able to control their room’s thermostat, lighting, television and other amenities via their mobile phones.

The food and beverage options will also excite, we’re told, with guests offered dishes by ‘pioneering chefs’ and ‘show-stopping experiences’ across 17 restaurants and bars.

The resort will feature a cocktail bar by superstar British chef Heston Blumenthal that's home to a 6.5-metre- (21ft) high aquarium housing 4,000 moon jellyfish

The resort will feature a cocktail bar by superstar British chef Heston Blumenthal that’s home to a 6.5-metre- (21ft) high aquarium housing 4,000 moon jellyfish

Pictured above is one of the 44 rooms with a private infinity pool. These rooms also boast an 'elite butler service'

Pictured above is one of the 44 rooms with a private infinity pool. These rooms also boast an ‘elite butler service’

An en suite at the new hotel, complete with a standalone bath and marble floor and walls

An en suite at the new hotel, complete with a standalone bath and marble floor and walls

One of the signature suites at Atlantis The Royal, featuring interiors by London-based GA Design

One of the signature suites at Atlantis The Royal, featuring interiors by London-based GA Design

The cocktail bar by superstar British chef Blumenthal is set to be one of the most photographed of these, thanks to a 6.5-metre- (21ft) high aquarium housing 4,000 moon jellies.

Titled Resonance by Heston Blumenthal, this new concept ‘will offer memorable culinary experiences through considered, meticulously crafted and complex cocktails, food, and purposeful theatre’.

The resort will also house an outpost of Blumenthal’s Dinner restaurant, the original of which in London boasts two Michelin stars.

Other ‘culinary icons’ launching restaurants in Atlantis The Royal include Gaston Acurio, Ariana Bundy, Costas Spiliadis and Jose Andres.

At 11.5 metres (37m) tall and consisting of 5.5 tonnes of stainless steel, Droplets is the focal piece of the lobby at Atlantis The Royal

At 11.5 metres (37m) tall and consisting of 5.5 tonnes of stainless steel, Droplets is the focal piece of the lobby at Atlantis The Royal

All rooms, the resort says, will 'deliver ultra-luxury touches' that include 'a bespoke selection of amenities from luxury brands including Hermes, Frette and Graff'

All rooms, the resort says, will ‘deliver ultra-luxury touches’ that include ‘a bespoke selection of amenities from luxury brands including Hermes, Frette and Graff’

The resort has 795 rooms spread over six towers and arranged in blocks reminiscent of a game of Jenga

The resort has 795 rooms spread over six towers and arranged in blocks reminiscent of a game of Jenga

The resort will open to guests in 2023, but before it does, there will be a spectacular 'grand reveal' in January with a 'star-studded line-up in attendance'

The resort will open to guests in 2023, but before it does, there will be a spectacular ‘grand reveal’ in January with a ‘star-studded line-up in attendance’

Revellers keen to party the night away, meanwhile, will be minded to head to the 22nd-floor entertainment venue – Cloud 22.

The hotel says: ‘Featuring VIP cabanas with private plunge pools, a swim up-bar and a glittering head-shaped DJ booth, this venue is the jewel in Atlantis The Royal’s crown. Set to become the iconic entertainment and nightlife destination in Dubai, revellers can dance away the day and into the night to the world’s best DJs whilst overlooking the glittering Dubai skyline.’

There’s also a ‘late-night party experience’ to be had next door on the 22nd floor in Pan-Asian restaurant Ling Ling – plus ‘360-degree views of the Arabian Gulf and glittering Dubai Skyline’.

Guests will also, no doubt, be dazzled by the water fountains, which have been ‘designed by the world’s authority on water features, Wet Design’.

One of the interior hallways featuring marble staircases and architectural design by New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

One of the interior hallways featuring marble staircases and architectural design by New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The resort says: 'As these new images show, Atlantis The Royal is the pinnacle of luxury, offering guests an experience like no other, uniquely tailored to their every desire'

The resort says: ‘As these new images show, Atlantis The Royal is the pinnacle of luxury, offering guests an experience like no other, uniquely tailored to their every desire’

Pillow menus are embellished with mini versions of each variety, from buckwheat to memory foam

Pillow menus are embellished with mini versions of each variety, from buckwheat to memory foam

The resort says: ‘The resort is home to a vast array of fountains and water installations. This includes the magnificent Skyblaze, a fountain that breathes fire and is the first and only permanent fire and water performance fountain in the Middle East.’

The resort will open to guests in 2023, but before it does, there will be a spectacular ‘grand reveal’ in January with a ‘star-studded line-up in attendance’ that echoes the ‘spectacular’ launch of Atlantis The Palm in 2008, where guests included Robert DeNiro, Gerard Butler and Kylie Minogue.

The resort adds: ‘As these new images show, Atlantis The Royal is the pinnacle of luxury, offering guests an experience like no other, uniquely tailored to their every desire.’

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 entertainment resort. Openings of resorts like this one only come around once or twice in a decade, and we can’t wait to share it with the world. As these new images demonstrate, this is a resort like no other and the building itself will become an instantly recognisable icon of the Dubai skyline. We are excited to begin welcoming guests next year and treat them to an experience they’ll never forget.’

To be one of the first to stay at Atlantis The Royal, make a reservation at www.atlantistheroyal.com. Reservations will open from October 31, 2022, for stays from 2023 onwards. 

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 entertainment resort. Openings of resorts like this one only come around once or twice in a decade'

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 entertainment resort. Openings of resorts like this one only come around once or twice in a decade’

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