We had a 4 days off site meeting here. The first look was truly amazing with a hotel as long as it is and with the adjoining racecourse which happens to be the host to Dubai World cup which probably has the highest prize money in the world.
The grandeur clearly brings the element of luxury without much effort. If you are from the subcontinent, you also are star stuck as you keep bumping into celebrities at every step.
The view from the room is clearly amazing with balcony opening to the green carpet of the racecourse. The room itself is a benchmark for luxury with great bathroom fittings and wardrobes concealed seamlessly into the walls.
The conference halls were great. Sporting amenities were great as well and we had fabulous time.
I am sure the hotel is a good get away or staycation destination as well for people in Dubai as it allows you to get lost in its size without necessarily going too far away from Dubai. I am told the hotel usually is far from full occupation other than during the race time.
This was a good choice for the off site. I am sure this is a great choice for business trip if i am expecting to host a lot of guests. I am not sure though if i will prefer it if i am on a business trip alone and i need to visit offices. This is way too relaxed for that kind of a trip.
That apart, this clearly is the next level of luxury. An amazing experience. Special mention to the staff and management which clearly is used to pampering high profile guests and extend the same level of service to each of its guests or so i believe.