Elevator pitch: Paul Stuart Sykes Riquelme, general manager of Banyan Tree Dubai

10 Apr 2024 by Yi-Hwa Hanna
Paul Stuart Sykes Riquelme (Image Supplied By: Banyan Tree Dubai)

Business Traveller Middle East gives Paul Stuart Sykes Riquelme, general manager of Banyan Tree Dubai, five minutes to pitch his property to prospective guests.

In the heart of the thriving city of Dubai, a hub for global commerce and innovation, Banyan Tree Dubai welcomes you to a modern beach sanctuary steeped in the art of Asian hospitality. Opened last December, the resort has a full suite of recreational facilities, beckoning business travellers, tourists, and residents to immerse themselves in a world of world-class hospitality and beachfront rejuvenation.

Set against the serene shoreline of Bluewaters Dubai, Banyan Tree Dubai is imbued with a strong sense of place, fitting in seamlessly among the buildings of the gleaming Dubai Marina in the background. This location puts the property in a unique position, blending the vibrant ambience of Dubai and the tranquillity of the ocean. With a 500m stretch of pristine, private beach, guests can bask in the warm embrace of the sun and the gentle caress of the Arabian Gulf.

The accommodations at Banyan Tree Dubai introduce a touch of soft minimalism with a warm, organic feel and handcrafted textures that are instantly welcoming and liveable. Featuring a wide range of rooms and private apartments, each space comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering panoramic ocean views and absorbing natural light all day long. In addition, the property also boasts a dedicated 10-bedroom villa spanning an area of 4,465 sqm, which has its own pool and private beach access.

The culinary experience is just as unique, catering to every palate and preference. For chic, beach-side dining, Alizée serves Mediterranean dishes with a Southern French flair, while its pool and beach extensions immerse guests in a coastal-inspired holiday mood. Guests seeking a more elegant affair can visit Tocha, which embraces Japanese craftsmanship and teahouse rituals, where diners can also enjoy unforgettable ocean sunsets like nowhere else in Dubai. Other venues include Demon Duck by celebrity chef Alvin Leung, presenting a playful twist on Chinese cuisine; TakaHisa, which brings a wealth of Japanese classics to its diverse menu; and much more.

Business and leisure travellers can delight in a wealth of recreational facilities, including outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre for well-being activities, a beauty salon with aesthetic treatments, and the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa for a personalised holistic experience.

We eagerly welcome everyone to Banyan Tree Dubai, where every stay promises a harmonious blend of bespoke hospitality, oceanfront serenity, and a plethora of experiences catering to every discerning taste.


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