A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Opulent Middle Eastern Retreats from Marriott
In an area of the world where lavish surrounds and indulgent extras are the norm, this collection of properties from Marriott manage to stand out from the crowd whether for their culinary offerings, sumptuous suites or promise of unbridled relaxation amidst an urban metropolis.
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
On the beachfront with glorious Arabian Gulf views and expansive gardens, Le Royal Méridien offers sleek contemporary decor, three swimming pools, a kids’ club, and an array of top-notch restaurants and bars.
The stylish accommodation is divided across three buildings, with options in the Royal Club Tower Building coming with butler service and access to an exclusive lounge with a dedicated outdoor space and evening bar service. There’s also an alluring three-storey Roman-themed spa with holistic treatments.
Thirteen upmarket restaurants including an award-winning Modern Mexican venue give you a whole wide world of dining without leaving the building, some with views from gorgeous terraces. But there are a further 16 restaurants and bars to be enjoyed at the nearby sister property Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection hotel, to which guests enjoy regular complimentary shuttles.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
In a plum location between the Mussafah and Maqtaa bridges and right across from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, on hand for cultural institutions including the National Theatre, the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Society, the upcoming Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum and the Louvre, as well as for theme-park fun at Ferrari World, this cosseting urban retreat part-inspired by a Venetian village includes private villas with two bedrooms and their own plunge pools among its sleek accommodation options.
A private canalside beach, a vast main swimming pool and a family pool, a kids’ club and an extensive spa and fitness centre are all reasons to stay on-site, and there are plenty of opportunities nearby to take part in boating, fishing and motorised water sports.
JW Marriott Muscat
Overlooking stunning natural surroundings, this new 5-star property has created a new luxury destination within the city of Muscat.
Across the 304 sophisticated accommodations you’ll find sumptuous suites, some of which boast arresting views out to the wadi. The Presidential Suite marks the pinnacle of indulgence across 245sq m of space with its grand marble bathroom and spacious dining area complete with a chandelier.
There are five dining venues to choose from. At Kitchen 7, you’ll find a tasteful selection of international dishes cooked up by the chefs within the open kitchen. The Pink Salt grill restaurant is an elegant affair with fresh meat and seafood grilled on an open flame. For exceptional pub fare, head to Butter Buns to savour freshly crafted burgers and signature dishes that utilise the finest cuts, selected by the passionate team of butchers.
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
Occupying one of the most sought-after locations in the whole of the Middle East, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm sits at the trunk of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and connects to Nakheel Mall with 300 shops, restaurants, entertainment outlets, The View at The Palm, and its own Palm Monorail station.
Despite its central location the hotel feels like an oasis within the city, thanks in part to its Iridium Spa where, through summer, you can enjoy a 60-minute massage followed by a 2-course lunch at Cordelia from just AED 675. Throughout the year, the spa administers its carefully selected sensory treatments such as body wraps and scrubs, facials, massages, and foot baths, all incorporating local ingredients where possible. For extra relaxation, head to either of the two infinity pools to soak up views over the Palm Jumeirah.
To book your luxury Middle Eastern stay with Marriott, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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