Paradise island and city oases à la One&Only
One&Only provides pure luxury and relaxation in the Maldives and Dubai.
26 January 2021
One&Only stands for luxury, elegance and total relaxation worldwide. Hardly any other brand can score with such extraordinary hotels in the most inspiring places in the world. One&Only stands for unforgettable and incredible tailor-made experiences on the beach, in nature and in the city and for spectacular places where you can simply "be". Three resorts in Dubai and the Maldives are particularly inviting to dream at the moment.
Luxurious island hideaway in absolute privacy: One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives offers the perfect backdrop to relax, unwind and recharge in supreme seclusion and paradisiacal surroundings: Located on one of the largest private islands in the northern Malé Atoll, the island hideaway boasts 122 spacious beach and water villas in a fascinating mix of elegance, style and island charm. The resort can be reached by a 45-minute One&Only private yacht transfer or a 15-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport. One of the largest resort islands in the entire region, it boasts over six kilometres of private coastline with twelve picture-perfect beaches.
One&Only Reethi Rah offers 32 water villas and 90 beach villas, including two Grand Sunset Residences. Each villa is assigned a personal butler - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The two largest properties are the Grand Sunset Residences, which, separated from the rest of the property by a fence, offer the ultimate in discretion and relaxation with 2,000 square metres of beachfront. Equipped with a spacious pool, fire pit, shisha lounge and private chef, guests can enjoy their stay in complete seclusion. Two golf buggies are available for extended beach trips.
For culinary enjoyment, guests can choose from seven restaurants and bars, including "Reethi Restaurant" - the main restaurant, suspended on a wooden deck above the sea, offering dishes from French, Asian and Italian cuisine for breakfast and dinner. "Tapasake" tempts with light Japanese cuisine, including fresh sushi and sashimi, while "Beach Club" at ClubOne serves light dishes such as fresh salads and seafood. At Botanica, guests enjoy delicious dishes prepared exclusively from fresh, organic produce in a tranquil atmosphere.
For more private moments, guests can take advantage of the 24-hour Villa Dining Menu and indulge in culinary delights such as a private beach barbecue. The resort's versatile private dining venues also include the enchanted One&Only Treehouse: high above the treetops of the old trees in the heart of the island, the kitchen team serves a seven-course special menu on request, which artfully captures the magic of the setting on the plate.
A variety of land and water sports activities are available at One&Only Reethi Rah. These include beach volleyball, tennis, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kayaking and much more. Also on offer are excursions to the surrounding islands with private picnics, snorkelling trips, fishing and sundowner tours on the traditional "dhoni" sailing boats. Fitness enthusiasts have access to the 320 square metre fitness centre with personal trainer. In addition to a Kinesis workout room, yoga, Pilates and meditation are also practiced in the Chi Pavilion. Early risers can experience an unforgettable start to the day at Private Sunrise Sandbank Yoga. A speedboat takes guests to a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Once there, guests can expect a 60-minute yoga session under the guidance of an accomplished One&Only yoga instructor.
Oases of well-being in the city of superlatives: One&Only Royal Mirage
The highest hotels, the largest malls, the most glamorous restaurants - Dubai is known as a city of superlatives. Add to this the sunshine guarantee, the glitter of the Persian Gulf, the magic of the desert: Since 2003, the unique One&Only Royal Mirage - a homage to Arabian architecture and hospitality - has a firm place among the city's most noble addresses. The resort consists of three complexes: "The Palace" with the glamorous ambience of ancient Arabia, "Arabian Court" with the magic of the Arabian Nights and "Residence & Spa" - a refuge of luxurious discretion. With its eight restaurants, the One&Only Royal Mirage places a very special emphasis on indulgence. Since October 2019, for example, the gastronomic experience of the ultra-luxurious resort overlooking Palm Island Bay has been shaped by none other than the internationally acclaimed top chef Mauro Colagreco. Also part of the resort are a kilometre of coastline and 260 square kilometres of lush gardens - an oasis of calm in the middle of the desert metropolis.
The Palace is an Arabian retreat with lush gardens or terraces and offers exquisite décor with indigenous materials and custom-made furniture. Of the 231 rooms, 147 are Superior Deluxe Rooms, 49 Superior Gold Club Rooms, 22 Superior Executive Suites, eleven Superior Gold Club Suites and two Royal Suites. The resort's 100-square-meter Superior Executive Suites are lavishly designed with a comfortable lounge, separate guest room and luxurious bathroom. The modern interiors with Arabic influences and attention to detail create a special ambience. The two 325-square-foot Royal Suites offer two spacious bedrooms and luxuriously appointed en suite bathrooms. The separate living and dining rooms are connected to the balcony, overlooking the Arabian Gulf 50 metres away. The Royal Suites also have a private kitchenette.
Residence & Spa is a retreat with an intimate atmosphere focused purely on guest relaxation. The restaurants and pools as well as the private beach are reserved for guests of The Residence & Spa. The Residence & Spa comprises the exclusive Garden Villa with private pool, 32 Prestige Rooms, twelve Junior Suites and four Executive Suites.
The third complex of the Royal Mirage, the Arabian Court, presents itself as an architectural dream from 1001 Nights. The clean symmetrical lines of the oriental-style building contrast with the lush gardens, fountains and springs, and winding walkways that define the park surrounding the Arabian Court. Again, all rooms and suites offer fantastic views of Palm Bay and feature private terraces and balconies. The Arabian Court comprises 162 Deluxe Rooms, eight Executive Suites and two Prince Suites.
One&Only The Palm
Located on the man-made island of The Palm Jumeirah, One&Only The Palm is the second resort from the ultra-luxury resort brand in Dubai, alongside One&Only Royal Mirage, and is undoubtedly a lifestyle icon in the city. With its 90 rooms and suites, four extravagant beach villas, an 850-square-metre pool, its own marina and three restaurants curated by celebrity chef Yannick Alléno, the boutique hotel with its Moorish-Arabic architecture and dream location is a true gem just outside Dubai. In addition to its exquisite restaurants and sophisticated bars, One&Only The Palm also boasts a sprawling Guerlain Spa - an oasis of calm and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. The mainland and all its discoveries are within easy reach thanks to private water taxis and limousines.
Guests can choose from rooms and suites in the three-storey Manor House, the six Low Rise Mansions and four private Beach Villas, which are recommended for maximum privacy and personal service. Situated directly on the 450-metre-long beach, each luxury villa is detached and specially serviced. With Moorish and Andalusian design elements, attention has been paid to every detail - from the lobby, living room with bar to the dining area. A private butler is on hand 24 hours a day to ensure guests are comfortable. The villas are even equipped with their own kitchenettes. The finest materials turn the bathrooms into private wellness temples. Spacious balconies and terraces frame the luxury retreats. From the rooftop terrace, the entire grounds of One&Only The Palm open up. Shaded lounge corners and dining areas around the villas and air-conditioned pool ensure comfort at the highest level.
In collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, completely different and authentic culinary concepts were created for the three restaurants "ZEST", "STAY by Yannick Alléno" and "101 Dining Lounge and Bar". Known as the head chef at Le Meurice in Paris, Alléno treats guests to an array of local specialties paired with a touch of international cuisine.
The guests of the "ZEST" enjoy delicate delicacies from the Middle East, Asia and the West, some of which are prepared in show kitchens before the eyes of the gourmets. In the evening, holidaymakers can also choose from French dishes in the "STAY". In addition, guests can enjoy a refined menu from the kitchen of the star chef. The chef has created a concept called "Food&Extractions Pairing" especially for the restaurant, in which each course is accompanied by a different exclusive beverage composition made from fruit or vegetable essences.
The exclusive "101 Dining Lounge and Bar", built on stilts over the water, provides Mediterranean cuisine and daybeds for a relaxing end to the day.
The 1,200-square-meter Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm guarantees relaxation. It includes eight treatment rooms, a relaxation area, a private pool and an inviting lounge where guests can extend their spa experience. In addition, there is a fully equipped couple's suite with exfoliation area and shower for two, private steam room, two separate large bathtubs, two treatment loungers and a private lounge. A hidden VIP entrance plus private reception and garden terrace guarantee maximum discretion.
For further information, visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com
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