DUBAI

The Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai opened on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world's largest man-made island and archipelago. The property is inspired by the palaces of 18th century Europe and features 6,400 chandeliers and hand-painted 24-carat gold leaf detailing with handcrafted motifs throughout.

"We are all very proud celebrating the opening of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, as part of our growing portfolio of iconic and luxurious hotels in the Middle East & Africa region,” said Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer - Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels. “This beach front, palatial resort property confirms our commitment to serving to the top segment of a growing luxury hospitality market. We remain committed to the vision of Dubai as one of the most innovative tourism destinations in the Middle East.”

Rising above the Arabian Gulf, and flanked by a private white sand beach, the Palace features 391 guest rooms, suites and villas. The hotel boasts 23,200 square feet of meeting and event space, including a nearly 6,600-square-fot ballroom. Additional property amenities include are eight restaurants and bars, including miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates for the three Michelin-starred chef; the Cinq Mondes spa; cutting-edge wellness center and yoga studio; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah.

Inspired by the glorious European palaces of the past, this building has been meticulously conceived to stay faithful to neoclassical architecture and design with perfect proportion and symmetry evident throughout. These characteristics are perfectly captured in the five striking Palladian domes that form the distinct silhouette of the property, and in the eight marble columns in the grand atrium, intricately pieced together using the finest pink Portuguese marble, Rosa Portogallo.

Highly skilled craftsmen have utilized the finest materials handpicked from Italy, France and across Europe. From the grand atrium that features a striking chandelier made from 40,000 Swarovski crystals, to an ornate ballroom accented with damask silk tapestries, and the Blüthner Supreme Edition Louis XIV grand piano in the spectacular Blüthner Hall, every detail has been custom-designed to deliver authenticity and uncompromising European style.

Information based off a news release from Kempinski Hotels & Resorts.