DUBAI—Noted figures from Dubai society celebrated the opening of Conrad Dubai when Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand held its official ceremony on Nov. 21.
On arrival, guests were greeted in Conrad Dubai’s lobby with an authentic live Arabic art experience of Ayyalah dance, the famous celebratory, rhythmic, chanting dance drawn from Middle East history. Conrad Dubai’s urban destination, Purobeach, a carnival of colour, light and sounds that included fire dancers, synchronised mermaid swimming and casual DJ beats served as the central venue for the crowd.
Drawing on his extensive culinary experience, Conrad Dubai’s Michelin chef, Massimo Mantarro, produced an exclusive menu for the event, creating cuisine to reflect the contemporary lifestyle credentials of the hotel and the occasion.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, said: “The official opening event perfectly captured the essential characteristics of the Conrad brand offering guests personalised experiences with sophisticated, locally inspired surroundings and connections to people and places around the corner, and half way around the world.”