The newest sparkling Jewel in the city of Superlatives
With the fusion of unobtrusive architecture and bold tones of pop, juxtaposed against the Middle Eastern-influenced designs, the newly opened Hyatt Centric Jumeriah Dubai perfectly echoes the vibe of this vibrant metropolis.
In a city where revenge travel seekers and wanderlust enthusiasts arrive to lounge on the sun-kissed beaches, Hyatt Centric Jumeriah Dubai is the most recently added launch pad for the savy, chic and millennial travelers. A true fusion of contemporary style and classic majestic splendor of the Middle East, this modern lifestyle boutique hotel is what every traveler who wishes to be in the middle of the action, will strive to stay in.
I visited the city when the sun was still not quite a pinch, the weather was conducive to a host of travel and activities within just miles of my surroundings. I couldn’t be more blessed to have La Mer beach just meters from the hotel. Stretched along the sea donned with a wonderful view of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline. Timber walkways, palm tree boulevards with string lights dancing above the pastel-colored beach shacks, bustling high-energy bars on the promenade and quaint ice-cream parlours, all just adding to the charm of the place. There was an inherent dichotomy to the stay alongside the beach. A lively party atmosphere in the backstreets, but in the evenings and mornings, before and after the music started, the overall ambiance was incredibly calming.
The newly opened hotel to me seemed to be narrating a vivid story. A story of passion and pop, in its architecture as well as in its people. A story that served up interesting titbits and insider knowledge about the destination and its true essence. A local home, preparing me to explore and discover the magic of this bustling financial & fashion metropolis. It was quite easy to arrive at the location of the hotel on Jumeriah 1 Road, La Mer Beach. The 7-storied property was breathtaking with a playful juxtaposition of colors, textures and curated curiosities that started to brew the minute I stepped in.
The setting of the property was such that it looked out over the open sea, a rarity in Dubai. The still water of the sea was a sight to behold from the floor-to-ceiling windows and a treat for the eyes in the mornings. The unobtrusive lines of bold architecture and a colour palette that is predominantly interspersed with pops of turquoise and burnt oranges perfectly echoed the vibe of the vibrant city. Linens were crisp and the European design aesthetic sophisticated and ultra-luxe. Unlike other hotels in Dubai that are melanges of sleek wood and toned-down neutrals, Hyatt Centric Dubai had bold tones of pop juxtaposed against the Middle Eastern-influenced designs.
As I was seeking traditional and authentic experiences, the hotel was a great access point for hidden gems at traditional souks in the neighborhoods of Satwa, Bur Dubai and Al Fahidi. Even the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall were just a 15-minute short drive. The scintillating evenings around Burj Khalifa with art, culture and performances were nothing short of ostentatiously overwhelming. The whole vibe of the city had come alive.
It would be incomplete if the exhilarating culinary experience was left unspoken of. The hotel’s dining outlet was casual, relaxing and above all a melange of food and beverage experiences celebrating the region’s dynamic flavours. The breakfast was an ode to the meticulous planning of comfort foods, high energy ingredients and the freshest of flavours. From the power-packed Greek Granola with berries, and traditional Middle Eastern Shakshuka’s to the legendary New York Eggs Benedict and abundant charcuterie boards, the breakfast was truly the king of meals I had.
For me the property was a complete standout, resplendent with every leisure experience and amenity a traveler can ask for, from outdoor temperature-controlled pools to an eclectic open island bar alongside the shores of the open waters, a well-equipped fitness centre and above all, the multilingual staff adorning wide smiles throughout the stay. In between all the exhilarating and cultural to-do’s that Dubai has to offer, I rested my head in peace at the Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, feeling like a welcome visitor, light-hearted, in-the-know and adventurously spirited.