In November, Accor has opened its largest Sofitel property in the Middle East and Africa region, with the unveiling of the Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. The luxury hotel which is attached to the WAFI Mall, provides guests with timeless elegance and sophistication. We’ve recently experienced it with a short staycation during our visit to Dubai.
The design of the 230-meter property was inspired by the Luxor Obelisk in Place de La Concorde in Paris. Its building is adorned with a golden pyramidion and in the shape of an obelisk, reminiscent of the said hotel in Paris.
We stepped into a magnificent Franco-Egyptian ‘gateway’ on arrival – impressive displays (including a 9×4 meter golden falcon) and luxurious art deco greeted us at every corner. The interior was the most eye catching and spectacular of any hotel we’ve ever been in; which is a lot to say for Dubai, because you know how glitzy and glamorous it is there.
The property boasts 498 luxury guestrooms and suites as well as 97 furnished and serviced apartments. Each room is designed for discerning tech-savvy business travelers and leisure seekers. Our room was lush and comfortable, providing a much-needed escape from the urban bustle of the city.
Specially crafted experiences are also a highlight at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. Their spa, in collaboration with renowned French brand L’OCCITANE en Provence bring the most relaxing retreats. The spa includes eight treatment rooms (including the couple’s treatment room), female and male indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms and Hammam facilities. We tried the deep tissue massage during our stay and it was amazing!
We didn’t miss our chance to take in a French brasserie experience so we dined at one of the hotel’s outlets. Brasserie Boulud is a new concept by Daniel Boulud, Michelin star chef and owner of several global award-winning restaurants. Inspired by the French art de vivre, Boulud’s very first restaurant in the Middle East offers French contemporary cuisine, rooted in tradition.
Our taste buds indulged in an array of enticing dishes paired with grapes by the expert connoisseur. The service was fantastic and the ambiance just completes the whole experience. Whether you’re staying in the hotel or just visiting Dubai, we definitely recommend trying out this place!
We had breakfast at the hotel’s patisserie, Bijou. It is an elegant, sophisticated French patisserie set in the hotel lobby, serving playfully delicate pastries and light dishes with the option to grab and go. Apart from the scrumptious menu, the chefs catered our strict dietary requirements while executing it perfectly.
Overall, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is not only a stunning destination in both architecture and design but also in its gastronomic offerings and exquisite amenities. What truly sets the hotel apart, however, is the level of attentive service it is offering.