This is one of the oldest contempory hotels I first stayed here many times 8-9 years ago. Was very popular with the conference and coventions, as it is a large hotel with good conference facilities plus the location.
Location: Health care city, less than 10 minutes from the airport.About 20-25 dirham taxi ride to Dubai mall. It is now almost "in" the Dubai Healthcare City, one of the 3 hotels "in" the health care city (Raffles and Movenpick the other two).
Internet There is free internet in the lobby. There is a hefty charge for the rooms. In the conference area again there is a charge for it. This is a business hotel, make no mistake, it is not near anything touristy. In a business hotel the internet should be included.
Rooms Now it has been surpassed in modern design by many hotels since. If this hotel was built now there would be no wall between the bedroom area and bathrooms or have fancy glass between them. I was very lucky to have my company put me up in the Club level rooms. The rooms are large with a walk-in closet, iron, very comfortable bed, and desk. Club level rooms came with free internet. The bathroom is large with two sinks, tub, shower (strong), toilet area. I hate the french bidets.
Club lounge: I thought this was the best feature of the hotel. It is on the 14th floor. Quite large on both sides of the hotel with windows facing the aiport or the downtown. There are drinks available 24 hours. Evening meal is a meal in and of itself and for those on business they can forgo outside meals thus making the club level cost effective. The morning breakfast with eggs made to order is also excellent. Higly recommend the club lounge.
To do: the hotel is walking distance to the Raffles hotel, near the Wafi mall and next to the Grand Cinema plex. So there are a few things to do if you don't want to take a taxi and explore. There are many restaurants on site. Didn't try them but the steak place is highly rated in Dubai food magazine and Tripadvisor as well.
We have another conference here in April so have to be back hope they get me the Club rooms again! Without it paying for the internet breakfast etc would not be fun