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Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC, Dubai

29 January 2017

Words: Andrew Nagy / Images: Four Seasons

It’s not just the prime location that marks out the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC as one that should be on your list of must-visits. While a base at the heart of the city will undoubtedly make you book, it’s Adam D Tihany’s design concept that will make you return. There’s an Art Deco feel to much of the space, as murals and other pieces – by New York artist Bram Tihany – offer a fluid and consistent feel. The lobby is spectacular, all gold, bronze, and black marble.

Once you make it to your room, you’ll discover a little more minimalism, but it’s a less aggressive push than you might find elsewhere. Here it’s all curved edges and warm colours. It’s comfortable and cool.

This is a boutique hotel, so there aren’t a huge amount of dining options, but what they have they do well – whether it’s the retro cool of 1950s diner, Firebird, or the Luna Sky Bar that’s perfect for a pre-meal cocktail. Failing that, just head to the rooftop pool terrace, grab a cabana, and take it easy.