Fairmont The Palm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fairmont The Palm
P.O. Box 72413
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels International)
Hotel General Manager
Klaus Assmann – Cluster General Manager
The Palm, Managed by Accor, Fairmont The Palm, Movenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers, and Riva Beach Club
Klaus Assmann joined Accor in 2013 as the General Manager to lead the pre-opening team of Sofitel Dubai Downtown. In his current position as Cluster General Manager for Accor, he overlooks iconic hospitality businesses in Dubai such as Fairmont The Palm, Movenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Riva Beach Club and the anticipated new addition to Accor’s boutique lifestyle portfolio: Th8 Palm, Managed by Accor.
A German national, Klaus brings heaps of experience to his role with a foothold of over 34 years in the global hospitality industry. Graduating from the Aachen Hotel School in Germany, Klaus commenced his professional career in the hotel industry before embarking on a foray into the financial sector. He soon made a comeback to hospitality by joining Japanese company, Nikko Hotels International, undertaking successful stints in London, New York and San Francisco, followed by the Park Hyatt Hotels in San Francisco and Hamburg, as well as the Makati Shangri La in the Philippines.
Prior to his tenure at Accor, Klaus spent 10 years with the Jumeirah Group, where he was integral to the development of the Madinat Jumeirah project along with other Dubai based and International positions in locations such as New York and Thailand. After successfully launching Sofitel Dubai Downtown in 2014, Klaus joined Dubai Parks and Resorts in 2015, and in more recent years he served as an advisor to the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), rejoining Sofitel Dubai Downtown for a second time in 2018. In 2020 Klaus became General Manager for Fairmont The Palm, before recently assuming his new leadership role of Cluster General Manager, Accor, managing a multifaceted portfolio of Accor’s brands.
A heritage Arabian-inspired resort in Dubai
Fairmont The Palm, is one of four major projects being developed by IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) on the Palm Jumeirah, and made headlines in December 2010 as the first hotel construction project in Dubai to secure millions in foreign financing following the global economic crisis.
Fairmont The Palm
History & Story
Fairmont The Palm is a fully integrated Arabian-inspired luxury resort that places you in the heart of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah–just 25 minutes from the airport and minutes away from designer boutiques. Stay in one of our 391 unforgettable rooms and suites overlooking the breathtaking Arabian Gulf. Explore our twelve grand dining experiences to discover unparalleled soulful hospitality. Soak up the sun on our private white-sand beach, or cool down in one of our eight pools. Take to our fully-equipped gym to free your mind and body, then round off the day in the sanctuary of our award-winning Willow Stream Spa. Hop onto the monorail, where just one to two stops away you will find Nakheel Mall and the world-famous Aquaventure Water Park, a truly memorable Arabian experience awaits.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• The only fully integrated Arab style hotel on Palm Jumeirah with a private sandy beach (not just a beach hotel)
• Unobstructed panoramic views of Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf
• Convenient location on the Palm Jumeirah trunk, easy entry and exit from the island
• In close proximity to Nakheel Mall and the new fashionable walking area of Palm West Beach (within walking distance), one monorail stop from The Pointe with new Guinness World • • Records fountains, 2 stops from Aquaventure Water Park
Fairmont The Palm is ideally located on the trunk of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, minutes away from the Dubai Marina, the Jumeirah Walk and some of the city’s best shopping centres like Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall.
Nakheel Mall – the newly opened shopping center and addition to the Palm Island, located within walking distance of the hotel.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Aquaventure and Wild Wadi water theme parks
• Desert safari
• Burj Khalifa
• Dubai Fountains
• Gold, Spices and Fabric souks
• Dubai Mall
• Mall of the Emirates
• Nakheel Mall
• The View
• The Pointe with the biggest fountain the Dubai and in the World
• The hotel is located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island.
• Ba Restaurant gets name from the Chinese word ‘Ba’ meaning ‘eight’ which signifies great luck
Our activities are designed for children for all ages ranging from 18 months to 15 years. Our staff will provide safe, fun and educational programs such a toddlers playhouse, splash park, climbing walls, arts and crafts. Videogames are also provided for older children in the chill out zone.
Kids’ Club – Children are made to feel welcome the minute they arrive at Fairmont the Palm with a designated “kids check in” area with our very own dedicated and friendly front desk agents. Upon check in, the younger guests will receive an ‘I’m a Fairmont Kid’ backpack containing a host of kid friendly amenities such as a dedicated kids menu and “Kidos” pretend currency money, which kids are encouraged to exchange for cookies, macaroons, juice and ice cream at any of our restaurant outlets.
Place yourself in the heart of the Palm community in our Arabic-inspired resort where the architecture speaks the same language as the local area.
The 391 guest rooms and suites offer the best of both worlds with awe-inspiring views of the Arabian Gulf on one side and a twinkling Dubai skyline on the other–creating the perfect area to watch the golden sun dip below the horizon.
Welcome to a world apart. Fairmont Gold, our exclusive lifestyle hotel experience, promises unique privileges and discreet, attentive service. In the private Fairmont Gold Lounge, our dedicated team ensures your every need is met. Among a small selection of like-minded guests, you can unwind in the lounge and enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés, late-night dessert buffet and honour bar.
Restaurants & Bars
There is a wide range of restaurants at the Fairmont the Palm, ranging from western to Asian to Arabic-all with a soulful-service that will leave you feeling welcomed and wholesome.
• Little Miss India
Offering a full entertainment experience, transporting you back to colonial India through the eyes of the ‘Mistress’ of the mansion, known as Mohini Singh. She’ll guide you through her worldly travels and demonstrate her eccentric menu, in her home.
• Seagrill Bistro
A Mediterranean restaurant that serves market-fresh seafood platters and tender grill favourites. Dine in the romantic restaurant or cosey up next to the authentic wood burning BBQ pit on the terrace overlooking the beach and stunning city scape.
• Ba BOLDLY ASIAN
Serving a delicious array of modern Asian cuisine, including sushi, noodles, large and small sharing plates within a sumptuous casual lounge and bar style setting.
• Flow Kitchen
All Day Dining Buffet Restaurant with a dedicated juice bar and live stations.
This grab n’ go American diner is filled Instagrammable food, choose from a whole host of crazy colourful milkshakes, ice-cream floats, loaded hot dogs and decadent burgers.
Frevo is an authentic Churrascaria Brazilian restaurant where meats are carved tableside in true southern Brazilian style.
• Mashrabiya Lounge
Head to the terrace and order the award-winning Afternoon Tea alfresco, offering decadent treats and sandwiches while overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The arabesque design offers an authentic experience and the perfect spot to enjoy a wide range of teas from all over the world.
• VZ’s PUB
VZ’s takes the title for the smallest pub on a manmade island. This quaint spot is the perfect place to sink into a leather armchair and enjoy a couple of drinks in an authentic atmosphere.
• Cigar Room
Offering the aromas of the world’s finest single malts and a great collection of Cuban and Dominican Cigars carefully handpicked by our award winning sommelier.
WILLOW STREAM SPA
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont The Palm is the perfect location to unplug and switch off. Embark on a journey filled with wholesome ancient beauty secrets married with the latest skincare advancement. Spend a wholesome afternoon being pampered in one of relaxing spa suites, then embark on a journey around the steam rooms, sauna, chill out lounges, or step outdoors and lay out on the balcony overlooking the pool. Our experts will cater to your needs to leave you feeling recharged, refreshed and radiant.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• Elite Traveler Awards – Top 101 Suites 2014 – Signature Terrace Suite
• Time Out Dubai Kids – Best Family Beach Club
• Time Out Restaurant Awards – Best Afternoon Tea (Mashrabiya Lounge)
• Caterer Middle East Awards – Hillary Mathema, Restaurant Manager of the Year
• Hotelier Middle East Awards – Philip Bartle, Fitness/Spa Person of the Year
• Hotelier Middle East Awards – Sushant Pawar, Hotel
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