FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Dubai’s Grosvenor House Dubai

Apr 1, 2012
2012 / April 2012

Arrival/Check-In: The Grosvenor House is located in the area of Dubai called The Marina. It is a beautiful area; and like many places in Dubai, it is still under construction, making the roads unpredictable. My taxi driver managed to zigzag around the construction, and I was immediately taken from a construction site to a world of luxury. A doorman escorted me up a small flight of steps into a grand lobby where a receptionist invited me to a plush sofa to complete my check-in.

Guest Quarters: The name of my Deluxe Suite says it all. The one-bedroom suite had a spacious living/ dining area, a small kitchenette, a large bedroom and a luxurious bathroom. The king-sized bed was delightfully comfortable, making it hard to leave. The two high-tech TVs provided digital TV, movies and radio. The Internet was quick, and I had enough space in the living room to host a small meeting where I could completely close off the bedroom.

Services/Amenities: The staff at the hotel helped me a lot during the stay, especially with some of the curve balls I threw at them. Clients wanted to go to the new steakhouse, but all they knew was that the name had a number in it. I can’t imagine how many new restaurants open in a week in Dubai, but the concierge found the correct restaurant and secured a prime table for me.

Within the hotel there are many restaurants from which to choose, including two of the hottest nightlife spots in town. I appreciated the flexibility of the choices, especially the deli-style restaurant in the lounge that let me order and take away food in a short time that rivaled NYC speed.

The Grosvenor House also recently opened a second tower in its complex. I stayed in Tower 1, but the new tower offers a gorgeous new spa open to all guests. Be sure to be specific when making your booking, as I found miscommunication can easily happen here, and that is not the best way to begin a spa experience.

The Experience: My first thought when I walked into the hotel, although I was greeted with a warm smile, was that the hotel felt cold. The lobby is big with very high ceilings, which give it an open space but lacking warmth. However, the staff quickly warmed my thoughts to the hotel, and the service was impeccable. The location of the hotel is great for anyone doing business in Media City or Internet City. It is also minutes away from great nightlife yet far enough away to be quiet and peaceful in the guestrooms.

GT Checklist

  • Doorman/valet
  • Arrival-to-room time
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Large vanity
  • High-quality towels
  • Large, flat-screen television
  • Large desk with convenient outlets
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ample lighting
  • Quality bed linens
  • Choice of pillows
  • Powerful, unattached hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Easy-to-set alarm clock
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffeemaker in room
  • Large, complimentary laptop safe

Grosvenor House Dubai

P.O. Box 118500
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
tel 971 4 399 8888
grosvenorhouse-dubai.com

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

News
Feb 17, 2020

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines Expand Partnership, with Alaska Planning to Join oneworld

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced intentions to create an alliance. Benefits to passengers include access to more international destinations after Alaska joins the oneworld alliance in 2021, new service on American between Seattle (SEA) and Bangalore (BLR), new service on American between Seattle and London (LHR), a domestic codeshare expansion to include international routes from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle, and loyalty member benefits across both airlines. Loyalty members with additional lounge membership enjoy access to nearly 50 American Admirals Club lounges worldwide and seven Alaska lounges in the United States for same-day travel on American or Alaska flights.

Earn and Redeem with oneworld

oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.

Feature
Feb 17, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Wants to Build New Airport in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines announced plans to build a $5 billion airport south of Addis Ababa. The airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the airport would be able to handle 100 million passengers a year.

Daily
Feb 17, 2020

Four Seasons Seattle Unveils New Plant-Based Dining Option

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle recently unveiled a new stand-alone menu designed for travelers living a plant-based lifestyle. The wellness-focused, wholesome and altogether appetizing menu includes 10 new dishes.

Athens: A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotions

The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.

Feature
Feb 16, 2020

Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks: A Must for Travelers

As every avid traveler knows, you may need to get up and stretch your legs at some point during a long segment of travel. Your legs might still get stiff, but these socks from Dr. Segal will keep the blood pumping back to your heart.

Daily
Feb 15, 2020

New Luxury Cruise Line, Atlas Ocean Voyages, Rounds Out Fleet

New luxury adventure cruise line Atlas Ocean Voyages continues to add ships to its fleet. The line’s first ship, World Navigator, is currently under construction and Atlas Ocean Voyages just purchased four additional ships — World Traveller, World Seeker, World Adventurer and World Discoverer — to follow. World Navigator is schedule to sail in 2021, with two more ships following in 2022, and the last two following in 2023.

Goway Offers Travelers Journey of a Lifetime

Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.