mylifestylenews

2019-06-04

FOUR SEASONS Hotel DIFC - Luxury Urban Living

The boutique-style Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) offers luxury and an intimate home away from home staycation that marks the glittering monument of Dubai for an urban living experience. mylifestylenews writes.


While DIFC has attracted the crème de la crème of investment banks and fund managers from the West like Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, home to Christie’s and other international businesses of note, the area is truly a heart of all things money in Dubai as well as luxury hotels and prime residences.


For more than just a glittering skyscraper by night, it is also a lifestyle hub in its own right, boasting a range of governmental offices, numerous international class restaurants, prominent art galleries and unique boutique shopping, with the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC nestled in the heart of Dubai’s bustling business district. Despite the check-in being done at the ground floor level, there is the warm and cozy lounge area located on the P level which you can access via the adjacent leading financial hub and passing through the promenade of swanky boutiques and restaurants.


The foyer is not big but well fitted with arty and elegant décor with ceiling high glassed windows from both front and the back drawing plenty of warm and natural lighting that brightens up the entire area. The centre piece installation is highlighted by a semi-sphere black marble water feature topped with a mixed color of flower petals juxtaposing the dramatic hanging teardrop glasses which act as a substitute for the usual and expected dramatic crystal chandelier.


Two faux potted cherry blossom trees in full bloom for all seasons with pink and white flowers add a blissful and harmonized ambience welcoming guests upon entering the foyer and adorned with glass floor lanterns that were elegantly executed. Next to the lobby is the chic and stylish Penrose Lounge outfitted with bookshelves, comfy sofas and armchairs that is frequented by the locals and business encounters, especially over afternoon tea or evening cocktails and a light meal with the unrivalled views of the Burj Khalifa from a nearby distance.


Across the foyer is the sleek casual dining MINA Brasserie where breakfast is served and also with a stylishly crafted menu for all day dining that will satisfy your hunger with a brilliant American-Italian and Continental gastronomy served in a contemporary art décor design dining area with an outdoor patio garden at your preferred choice. The food is gorgeously executed here and something that you won’t want to miss out on over dinner.



Delicious breakfast is served daily at Mina Brasserie.



For an alternative dining experience, also check out Le Petit Chef at the ground level.


Our arriving experience was very well handled by the Guest Experience Manager Andrea Coco for a warm welcome and she personally escorted us to our 64sqm studio suite. The corner suite is modern and contemporary with a living room featuring a plush curved sofa. The open-concept suite with lights filters through a glass wall between the bedroom and limestone bathroom, creating a luminous ambience and enhancing the views of the Burj Khalifa and Zabeel park.



ORO! ORO! Gold is definitely the new black in Dubai if not the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. Our welcome amenities awaited us with a bottle of water with pure gold created exclusively for the hotel as well as a box of dates fully wrapped in gold leaves to make your day a golden day and add a little bit of luxury along with a seasonal fruit basket.


The suite is mounted with tech-savvy touch button controls and gadgets like an ipad for a unique urban living and luxury, yet leisure, sense. The curvy headboard adds a cyber feel especially when contrasting the hanging bedside lamps and a steel design stylish desk lamp.



When the curtain is drawn by night, the glistening Burj Khalifa view among other Dubai’s highrises is uninterrupted and becomes privately yours.The bed is heavenly, as this is a customized Four Seasons bed and comes complete with your choice of mattress topper for the best night’s sleep and again wake up with a gorgeous view.



The large bathroom with a separate toilet comes along with a spacious bath tub and quite roomy shower. In room amenities feature premium natural products from Sodashi – a natural high performance skincare range from Australia for you to nourish your skin while taking a shower. It is pure and the aromas are divine and you’re gonna love it.


The rooftop glass water swimming pool is another oasis for you to relax and recharge. You can also relax your tired muscles in the heated whirlpool or enjoying signature treatments at The SPA.


In-house guests have another additional bonus by staying with the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC, as you are granted the use of facilities at its sister resort that is located 15 minutes away at Jumeirah beach. With 2 outdoor temperature control swimming pools (one adults only pool) and an outstanding elegantly glassed roof indoor pool for your pleasure.


You can easily spend the day lazily lounging at the rooftop, soaking in the sun with the city view from atop as well as dipping into the spectacular and unique glass-enclosed swimming pool.


The jewel box of a pool is in no doubt the most instagrammable spot with every guest enjoying their leisure time here. Despite the telephone operators not quite wanting to do a step further with proper greetings by name and hanging up in a hurry before a more proper etiquette was offered for a good night greeting, service was attentive overall from the front desk to the restaurant and especially the housekeeping staff who has a cheerful voice each time we called and has the right greetings on name and listened to guest’s requests, plus our room was spotlessly clean throughout our stay.


While elegance is evident in every aspect of the design and in every comfort for a swanky staycation or a leisure workation, personalized service is definitely a value commodity. This hotel delivers way above just a satisfactory staycation and offers a sophisticated urban sanctuary getaway that is inimitably coming from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ exceptional hospitality.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Housekeeping: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
Experience: 4.5/5

Building 9, Unit GV09
Level GF Gate Village
Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 506 0000

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