THE RETREAT PALM DUBAI MGALLERY, THE MIDDLE EAST’S FIRST HOLISTIC WELLBEING RESORT OPENS ITS DOORS
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2017: The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, the newest addition to AccorHotels’ distinctive MGallery collection of contemporary boutique hotels worldwide, welcomes guests from across the globe to the region’s first 360-degree holistic wellbeing resort, located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah.
DISCOVER THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF THE RETREAT
As is characteristic of MGallery’s ‘Serenity’ properties within its portfolio of over 90 hotels, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery allows guests to embark on a transformative journey. Tucked away on the exclusive coastline of Palm Jumeirah’s East Crescent, the beachfront destination houses 255 picturesque rooms and suites, all designed with natural elements, earth tones and a harmonising Feng Shui philosophy throughout.
‘We are delighted to have opened the first holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East. Wellness is at the heart of everything we do here at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery. Our Retreats are designed to fulfil a variety of needs: whether the guest is looking for detox, weight management or mindfulness, we work together to create a truly unforgettable and transformational experience’ says Samir Arora, General Manager.
The infinity pool rises serenely above the pristine beach where guests can enjoy sunrise yoga or dip a toe into the Arabian Gulf. Air conditioned cabanas line the water’s edge with uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline providing the scenic backdrop. Organic pressed juices are served on the hour, every hour to nourish the body while every evening the lobby is transformed with a candlelight ritual to calm the mind; each finer detail exemplifying the philosophy of pureness and wellness that runs throughout the resort. Guests can experience MGallery signatures such as Memorable Moments and Inspired by Her at The Retreat, all curated with authentic local discovery in mind. Memorable Moments – an exceptional experience of the destination that leaves guests with unforgettable memories – takes the form of chauffeur driven Bedouin breakfasts in the desert, to private candle-lit dinners on the beach. Inspired by Her addresses the needs of the contemporary female traveller with exceptional enriching experiences created especially for women. This includes a collection of wellness amenities, fitted silk bathrobes, and female led activities such as beach yoga for the novice or practiced Yogi as well as book clubs hosted at the resort and focused on dedicated themes.
360 DEGREE HOLISTIC WELLNESS SOLUTIONS
At the heart of the resort is the Rayya Wellness Centre, inspired by a 360-degree holistic wellness concept, offering organic based products and an uplifting relaxation and rejuvenation experience. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) endorsed wellness experts are on hand to advise and guide guests through every aspect of the wellness journey – from lifestyle coaches to expert nutritionists, a dedicated wellness chef, and a doctor of naturopathy.
Six tailor-made Retreats have been expertly designed to improve mind, body and spirit. Packages range from three to fourteen nights including programmes such as: Renew – focused on detox and cleansing; Revive – centered around emotional wellbeing; and Reshape – a dedicated fitness and nutrition package to attain a healthier, more complete lifestyle.
Treating dietary concerns, mood swings and food allergies is the expertise of the Glenville Nutrition Clinic (GNC). Brainchild of renowned Doctor Marilyn Glenville, the GNC is fully licensed to carry out medical analysis of guests. Completed by The Natural Health Practice (NHP), the clinic offers over 200 trademarked wellness products carrying the Dr. Marilyn Glenville seal of approval.
‘The first of its kind wellness resort in the UAE, R Hotels takes pride in bringing in a unique hotel concept through The Retreat Palm Dubai, MGallery. With the increasing demand on wellness tourism across the globe, the group has put in significant investments to carry out this project. We are confident that The Retreat Palm Dubai will stand out amongst the region’s competitive hospitality scene with its distinctive wellbeing packages, facilities and programmes and leave a lasting impression.’ says Sumair Tariq, Managing Director, R Hotels, from the owning company.
The unique Rayya Spa features a distinctive array of wellbeing therapies and signature spa treatments using the finest organic products exclusive to the resort, from Altearah, a French brand of organic cosmetic products for specialised colour therapy through to Salt of The Earth, a Utah based company whose salts are produced through the natural evaporation of the water from the ponds along the Great Salt Lake. Treatments include signature spa rituals such as 1001 Arabian Nights – including desert scrub, relaxing massage and camel milk facial – through to rejuvenating cryotherapy, detoxifying facials and the traditional Hammam. Spa treatments are personalised for guests to achieve truly lasting benefits.
Rayya Fitness offers a state-of-the-art gym, tennis court and yoga studios. Parents are also afforded peace of mind as they rejuvenate, with the resort’s Rayya Kids offering that includes a selection of amenities and activities exclusively for children. A fully supervised indoor and outdoor play area, with special children’s entertainment including yoga, is available.
WORLD CLASS DINING EXPERIENCES
The property features four exceptional dining concepts promoting healthy gastronomy, serving an array of nutritious food and beverage varieties made from local, organically-sourced products.
The resort’s signature restaurant, The Social Kitchen, fully encapsulates the healthiest of Levantine cuisine, while Chapters is the inspiring lobby café; an inviting living room like social space which is a signature of the MGallery brand. The bright and contemporary Vibe offers delectable fruit and salad bars as well as á-la-carte options from breakfast through to dinner, and plays host to afternoon cooking classes with the resort Wellness Chefs, demonstrating the preparation of nourishing recipes designed specially by the Nutrition Clinic. For alfresco living, Ripples poolside bar showcases a selection of the finest locally-sourced fruit and vegetable juices, as well as a food truck parked poolside and serving a nutritious mix of street food from across the globe. MGallery has 90 existing fascinating addresses in addition to 30 others under development. Each hotel is inspiring, enhances local discovery and shapes memorable moments. With a compelling mix of Heritage, Serenity and Signature hotels, each MGallery is original with its own story to tell. MGallery will expand its collection with captivating new hotels in the coming months including MGallery Doha, Qatar; MGallery Livorno, Italy; and MGallery Istanbul, Turkey.
About the Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, part of AccorHotels Group and is the first MGallery property in the Middle East. Its architecture, design and services are inspired by “Serenity” – one of the hallmarks indicative of the MGallery brand – a collection of boutique hotels worldwide, both inspiring and individually styled where “art de recevoir” enhances local discovery and shapes memorable moments. Situated along the exclusive coastline of Palm Jumeirah’s East Crescent, the resort offers 255 rooms and design-led suites as well as four world-class dining options, showcasing an array of healthy cuisine choices. The world’s first Rayya Wellness Centre housed within the property offers a variety of all-inclusive retreat packages that have been expertly designed for relaxation and rejuvenation to improve mind, body and spirit. The wellbeing resort also features a dedicated Rayya Fitness Centre, Rayya Spa and Rayya Kids Club.
About MGallery by Sofitel
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