Waldorf Astoria The Palm

Waldorf Astoria The Palm, Jumeira, Dubai.

Part 1 – the upgrade and hotel & part 2 – the worlds largest suite.

” One of the worlds best “

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Check this accolades:

Middle East’s Leading Luxury Resort – World Travel Awards 2015

Dubai’s Leading Hotel Suite – Royal Suite – World Travel Awards 2015

World’s Leading New Resort – World Travel Awards 2014

Middle East’s Leading New Resort – World Travel Awards 2014

Best 5-star New Resort – MENA Travel Awards 2014

Best Luxury Hotel – Arabian Business Lifestyle Awards 2014

1) The booking.

Points + Cash rate are amazing at most expensive hotels worldwide.

Points + Cash rate are amazing at most expensive hotels worldwide.

Have you ever heard of complimentary R160,000 + in upgraded value over 5 nights?

The Upgrade.

Waldorf Astoria Suite upgrade valued at AED8,800 per night.

Waldorf Astoria Suite upgrade valued at AED8,800 per night. I’ll show you the Royal Suite as well ( Largest hotel room in the world).

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The Suite.

I love HHonors for this repeated reasons. This upgrade is TraveLoyalty’s new benchmark after Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaima and Kandooma Maldives.DSC00258

Guest bathroom upon entering within a decent sized spaced entrance hall.

Guest bathroom upon entering within a decent sized spaced entrance hall.

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One walk in closet within this suite.

One walk in closet within this suite.

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18 meter long balcony. Longest I've had.

18 meter long balcony. Longest I’ve had.

Burj Al- Arab view.

Burj Al- Arab view and Burj Khalifa.

The bathroom.

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Bathroom flatscreen TV's seem to becoming more popular.

Bathroom flatscreen TV’s seem to becoming more popular.

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Family shower time?

Family shower time?

The rest of the suite.

Breath taking living space.

Breath taking living space.

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Wet Bar area ? never had one of these before.

Wet Bar area ? never had one of these before.

My welcome amenity.

My welcome amenity.

Personal touch: roll the dice and let fate decide what to do for the day.

Personal touch: roll the dice and let fate decide what to do for the day.

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Full kitchen.

Full kitchen.

Complimentary high-speed internet for Diamond HHonors ensures my newsletter updates are always first with the promos.

Complimentary high-speed internet for Diamond HHonors ensures my newsletter updates are always first with the promos.

The reception and lobby.

The check in area.

The check in area.

Concierge lies on the left on entering.

Concierge lies on the left on entering.

Waldorfs famous  $1.8 million clock.

Waldorf’s famous $1.8 million clock is different in each of their hotels worldwide.

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Ruler of Dubai opened this establishment in 2014.

Ruler of Dubai opened this establishment in 2014.

DSC00266 DSC00265 IMG_20150810_091652The complimentary Executive Lounge breakfast.

Breakfast time before I checked in while my suite was being made ready.

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Best of everything.

Best of everything.

DSC00241 DSC00249DSC00248 DSC00247 DSC00246 DSC00245The views off the lounge.

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DSC00253 DSC00252The complimentary High Tea in the lounge.

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Unlimited Red Bull .. Fab.

Unlimited Red Bull .. Fab.

The complimentary breakfast downstairs.

My pick.

My pick.

I always ask for a bigger glass at all hotels.

I always ask for a bigger glass at all hotels.

Gluten free corner.

Gluten free corner.

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DSC00360DSC00359DSC00356 DSC00355DSC00353 DSC00351 DSC00350 DSC00349The Kids Club.

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The complimentary evening snacks (some).

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The pool side.

When the mercury’s near 50, sunglasses, specs and camera lenses do weird things.

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IMG_20150809_125437I’ve mentioned exactly how hot this sea water is in my previous Atlantis trip, check it out.

After check-out.

I got 20,000 HHonors points from my stay even though I booked points + cash rate, due to Waldorf Astoria / Conrad promotions. ( Check TraveLoyalty’s Hotels-Hilton tab for it). That’s basically 4 free nights at a Catergory1 Hilton hotel.

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2) Up next: The most outrageous, phenomenal and biggest hotel room in the world.

Welcome to The Royal Suite of The Waldorf Astoria, The Palm, Dubai.

This is where famous monarchs, certain presidents of countries and perhaps a few of the top A – list celebrities book into.

The suite spans double volume ( maybe triple) and over 1500 square meters in size. It also retails for 70,000 AED ( ZAR 260,000 per night). The concierge manager assigned to my stay at the Waldorf Astoria really treated me to a unforgettable trip including which was a full tour of this palace like Royal Suite.For other short vid clips of this hotel check my Instagram.

The private entrance in the foyer leads to a private elevator all set in shiny silver and gold.DSC00317 DSC00318

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The elevator goes from Ground direct to floor Six. The Royal Suite size spans a whole mid rooftop section of the hotel.

 Upon entering, one is greeted by a reception desk and the first of many seating areas.

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This leads on to a huge seating lounge.

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105 inches of flatscreen.

105 inches of flatscreen.

I thought I had the longest balcony in the world one floor under until I got access to this suite. The East facing balcony.

I thought I had the longest balcony in the world one floor under until I got access to this suite. The East facing balcony.

Walking in further lies a dining room on one side with a lounge on the other side. A staircase leads to a piano in the middle.

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Directly next to that is yet another lounge / seating area with a 105 inch screen.

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Next lies a passage way leading to two dressing rooms and two bedrooms.

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Guest Room.

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Master Bedroom.

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Both rooms have automatic slide up flat screen TV's.

Both rooms have automatic slide up flat screen TV’s.

DSC00341 DSC00340The office / gym is the final room.

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You can email and ask the amount of Hilton HHonors points to secure a free night here, I’m not too sure if they give 5th night free as an elite perk.

On the flip side can you imagine Queen Elizabeth clocking the points here on a triple points promotion blended with 50% bonus as an HHonors Diamond Elite. I wonder what’s the biggest score of points received from a single stay ?

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