Three Bedroom Aspen Ski Chalet - Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What is a typical day in the life of a suite? No day is ever the same at the Aspen Chalets. In the Three Bedroom Aspen Ski Chalet, my guests could be VIP families, international film stars or pop stars, government officials or overseas dignitaries, or the world’s biggest social media influencers. This means every setup is bespoke, tailored to their unique needs and requirements. Luckily, I have a team of butlers dedicated to ensuring I am ready to offer all the luxury they need. My butlers have undergone the most extensive training from The International Butler Academy and they work with our Housekeeping team to ensure I look my very best. With a rich color palette of dark brown and ivory white, I have an authentic alpine design including wooden beams and flooring, modern antler features, fur throw pillows, snowflake detailing and a crackling stone faux fireplace, all of which receive tender loving care from my team to ensure they look fabulous.
My three, huge marble bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs will be polished to perfection and set up with luxurious Hermès vanities, while our Culinary team creates a range of seasonal amenities, such as hot chocolate and marshmallows, accompanied by chocolate-dipped berries, fruit meringues and jellies.
My butler service includes an airport meet-and-greet for international travelers and transfer in a luxury car, not to mention a bouquet of roses for the ladies, so I know my guests will already be starting to relax even before they meet me. When they walk through my doors and see the powdery white slopes of Ski Dubai through my floor-to-ceiling windows, they’ll know they are set for a special stay, unlike any other in the region.
What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? My guests are luxury travelers, people used to the finer things in life and as such, often hard to surprise and delight. This is where I know I have the upper hand! No matter where my guests have travelled before, nothing prepares them for the unique Aspen experience in the heart of Dubai. It’s not their words as much as the sharp intake of breath every guest takes upon seeing me for the first time; whether adult or child, they are in awe of my stunning interior and spectacular views. This ‘wow’ moment is the best feedback I could ask for.
What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? The luxuries I offer include in-room check-in, limousine service, dedicated butler service, special in-room dining menu and daily amenities to reflect the seasons, luxury vanities from Hermès, iPad-controlled technology and lighting controls to customize the guest experience. The main highlight is my private chef, none other than the Executive Chef of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Sudqi Naddaf. Invite your friends and be seated around the luxurious dining table to enjoy a dinner designed especially for you and cooked and served by Chef Sudqi.
Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? Isn’t it obvious? My style is taken from the luxury ski lodges of Aspen, from the rich color palette of dark brown and ivory white through to my alpine wooden beams and flooring, modern antler features, fur throw pillows, snowflake detailing and stone faux fireplace. If you thought Dubai was all sand and sunshine, you have been wrong. Stay with me and you’ll be instantly transported to the slopes of Aspen, with a winters break guaranteed at any time of the year.
What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? Make sure you give yourself enough time and book a long visit; one or two nights simply won’t be enough. It will take you 24 hours just to explore my living area, dining area, bedrooms—accessible via a grand staircase—bathrooms and various amenities. There are also a wealth of luxury facilities and services to enjoy within Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, including four amazing restaurants and bars: our flagship Levantine eatery, Olea; Salero Tapas and Bodega, our authentic Spanish restaurant; Aspen, our luxurious lobby lounge; and Noir, a lounge-bar to take you into the evening. That’s not all; Kempinski Mall of the Emirates adjoins the award-winning Mall of the Emirates, a lifestyle destination for shopping, entertainment and dining for the entire family. Here, you will find hundreds of luxury brands and I can even help you out with a personal shopping experience!