Commercial Director, Complex
What sets Al Habtoor City apart as a destination for business travellers?
Al Habtoor City’s central Dubai location and three diverse hotel options make it the ultimate destination for business travellers. Home to The St. Regis Dubai, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, and W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the destination gives guests the opportunity to enjoy a variety of different dining and leisure options, two spas, lavish banqueting facilities along with function and conference options. It’s also only minutes away from attractions such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall and, situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Habtoor City is conveniently located in the heart of Dubai. A complimentary shuttle to and from various business hubs in the city – DIFC, Business Bay, World Trade Centre is also available and provides hassle-free transportation for access to the city’s main areas.
In what ways has Dubai Water Canal added an extra element to the complex for business guests in particular?
Dubai Water Canal offers another dimension to Al Habtoor City and an incredible opportunity for business guests to entertain clients in a memorable way. The canal has created a new landscape for visitors to enjoy while they are staying at Al Habtoor City, and a new form of transport in the form of the water taxi or ferry.
What are some of the incentive activities available at the properties, and within easy reach of Al Habtoor City?
There is a range of activities to choose from at Al Habtoor City, including the wellness offering at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City and The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio – a 24 hour state-of-the-art gym, along with the newly opened Tennis academy. La Perle, the purpose built 1,000 seat theatre, which is set to open this year, will also provide additional leisure activities for guests.
For business guests looking to unwind after a busy day, what are some of the best options at the three properties?
Aside from a vast selection of F&B offerings, if guests want to truly unwind at Al Habtoor City they can take advantage of the spa facilities at both The St. Regis Dubai and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. With six treatment rooms for both men and women, Dubai’s only Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Dubai also comprises of hammam rooms, a steam room, sauna, hot tub and multi-sensory showers, as well as a generous relaxation area known as The Iridium Room. Guests can enjoy the signature Iridium Bespoke Massage to experience true relaxation. Created and tailored by the world-renowned wellness Westin brand, Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City is also another option for business guests looking to relax. Boasting 4,000 square metres dedicated purely to wellness, Heavenly Spa is one of the biggest spas in Dubai and offers a range of renewal experiences in its 20 treatment rooms.
With 18 restaurants at the three properties, what are some of the options for a memorable meal for business guests?
Al Habtoor City’s vast variety of food and beverage options makes it the perfect destination to entertain clientele. Award-winning J&G Steakhouse’s private dining room at The St Regis Dubai is perfect for entertaining a group of clients, or take in the stunning views of Dubai and the new water canal at Namu, W Dubai’s Korean restaurant on the 30th floor.
Can you tell us about future developments planned at Al Habtoor City?
Al Habtoor City is constantly evolving to become Dubai’s go-to destination for both business and leisure visitors. The Atrium, home to a wide variety of F&B outlets, and the tennis academy at Al Habtoor City have recently opened adding even more options for guests. La Perle, a 1,000-seat purpose built water theatre by Dragone is set to launch in 2017, which will be followed by the Al Habtoor City marina and promenade which will give guests even more options right here in the complex.
La Perle by Dragone will offer a unique entertainment experience, what are some of the highlights and will there be special packages available for corporate guests?
Once it opens, La Perle will be the region’s first and only permanent resident show. Located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, La Perle will boast 450 performances per year in a tailor-made, state-of-the-art aqua theatre. The show will feature 65 premier artists performing breathtaking aqua and aerial feats, with the assistance of 70 specialised technicians. The theatre itself will feature an amazing aqua stage which will be filled with 2.7 million litres of water, and will have the ability to transform from a dry platform to an aquatic stage and vice versa. As part of the spectacular show, daredevil performers will dive into the water-filled stage from a height of 25 metres and fly around the auditorium on high-powered winches, at a speed of 15 kilometres per hour. To make the most of it all, there will be special packages available for corporate guests.