WATG, BAMO design Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will open this November in the city by the Arabian Gulf.

The five-story Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will be flanked by Dubai's longest stretch of natural beachfront, and is also 10 minutes from the commercial district on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai International Finance Centre, and well as Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building – and the tourist attractions of Downtown Dubai.

Envisioned by WATG, the resort's style is by San Francisco-based interior designer BAMO. Arabic accents highlight the hotel's Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, with colors and textures influenced by the seaside lifestyle of this 14-acre resort. For example, the 33-foot lobby is capped by an octagonal dome finished with gold leaf, casting a glow on the space's marble and enhancing the natural light coming through windows that look across the gardens to the sea.

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Balconies off each of the 237 guestrooms and suites – some accommodating both a daybed and a dining table – offer panoramic sea views or the city's skyline, punctuated by the Burj Khalia. Inside, 9.8-foot ceilings are accentuated by full height leather headboards in an almost loft-like environment. The bed itself is the new fully customizable Four Seasons Bed.

Details include marble flooring in the foyer, bath and dressing room, which includes a wood-paneled walk-in closet. Seating includes an L-shaped sofa, plus a bench at the foot of the bed. There is also an executive size desk. The baths include ceilings leafed in silver to reflect a hue from the Murano glass light fixture, while a mosaic tile wall is the backdrop for a free-standing tub.

Design elements include recessed entries to pairs of rooms behind a second door to the hallway, designed for families and friends travelling together who wish to connect their rooms and enjoy expanded private space.

Three suites on the resort's uppermost fifth floor include the two 5,900-square-foot Presidential Suites, each with its own media room, private gym and panoramic sea views from the terrace; and the Royal Suite, with 6,458 square feet of space including a spa, gym, butler's room and a living room with its own piano.

There are plans to unveil a freestanding villa hidden in the gardens of the resort.

Situated on 886-foot natural beachfront, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has an on-property watersports center; and a firepit surrounded by seating, right on the beach. Within the resort's gardens are two outdoor, swimming pools, in addition to the indoor pool in the spa and fitness complex. Both the Active Pool and the Quiet Pool have white and gold mosaic tile beneath palm trees.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach was designed as a Four Seasons showpiece. Each of the treatment rooms opens to an outdoor space and has its own foot ritual bath. The Royal Spa Suite includes wet and dry suites within, along with a secluded outdoor terrace, relaxation lounge and bathtub for two. In all, 7,600 square feet will encompass 10 treatment rooms, the U-shaped aqua thermal area, a juice bar, boutique and relaxation facilities. A salon by En Vogue as well as a men's grooming lounge will offer hair, nail and beauty services.

An indoor pool is at the heart of the complex, framed by classically-inspired columns and bathed in natural light from above.

The adjacent 8,050-square-foot 24/7 fitness center has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the gardens and pools.

For dining, the choices include five restaurants and lounges managed by Four Seasons, and an additional five independent, on-site venues: Suq, a market-style restaurant with three open kitchens; casual beach and pool grill Sea Fu, which transforms into an open air seafood restaurant; Shai Salon, a meeting place; and the Hendricks Bar, which is fashioned as a traditional club, with leather-panelled oak walls, deep chairs and a cigar room.

Another venue on sixth floor rooftop is the Mercury Lounge, offering alcove seating surrounded by views of the Burj Khalifa, urban skyline on one side and the Burj Al Arab and sea on the other, with a large glass sphere inspired by the bulb of a mercury thermometer as a central focal point.

For events, a total of 12,900 square feet of space is designed to shift from meetings to galas and beachfront weddings. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has the Dana Ballroom for up to 360 seated guests, as well as four smaller rooms accommodating 12 to 100. A separate arrival area takes guests directly to the function rooms without having to go through the main lobby, and all rooms open to the resort's gardens and pools.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach and the new Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, also set to open later this year, join Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar as the brand's collection of Arabian Gulf properties continues to expand. Future developments have also been announced in Oman and Kuwait, as well a second UAE property in Abu Dhabi and a second location in Doha.

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