May 26, 2021
By Saumya Mishra

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, an entrancingly designed five-star hotel in Dubai, is a perfect amalgamation of the sophisticated culture and uber convenience. The resort’s waterfront location is unmatched and exquisitely situated near all the top local attractions, including Dubai Marina and The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The resort offers a wide array of amenities, including a full-service spa, sparkling swimming pools, a lounge on an exclusive private beach and water sports. The meeting and event venue is a bespoke display of polished architecture and expansive space. 

Although the resort basks in the glory of the extravagant infrastructure and amenities, it has not forgotten about the precautions and safety of the guests in this pandemic era.  As part of Marriott International's family of brands, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection has implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements at the property. The resort follows the Marriot International agreement of “Commitment to Clean” that follows a stringent code of safety aligned with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. The Marriot Cleanliness Council consist of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations. 

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection closely monitors World Health Organisation’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and follows guidelines from the local health department. It considers the health and well-being of its guest and associates to be of cardinal importance. The resort also appeals to the shared responsibility and expects the guests to observe social distancing, comply with local health authorities, and have mandated masks for everyone in the resort’s public areas, be it a guest or an employee. 

Planning, booking and meeting have a new definition at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection with Marriot International’s “Connect with Confidence” programme. Planners and attendees will see some key changes in their event experience at every stage. The hotel offers virtual site inspection and consultation with its designated Cleanliness Champion. The in-house team is ready round the clock to develop a customised plan to meet your specific needs, including expected social distancing practices for attendees; contactless registration; virtual/live hybrid meeting solutions; and food & beverage offerings. 

The hotel follows the protocol of less contact, more convenience and includes reducing seating capacity in line with the local laws and government regulations. The planning team at the hotel cardinally consult with each meeting planner to review and align on expected social distancing practices and cleanliness protocols. 

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection's elegance extends to the ten meeting rooms it has to offer for your next event. It provides pre-defined room arrangements like banquets, classroom, conference, theatre, ovals, rounds, E-shape, U shape, T-shape and reception but is open to tailoring the room as per the planners’ need. 

The Al-Salat room is a perfect space for hosting a small seminar, whereas Al Andalus Ballroom can host a large gathering. The warm tones of the ballroom make it picturesque, and the lights don’t tire out the eyes. The meeting rooms offer natural light, internet access and cutting-edge AV technology. 

Al Andalus Ballroom

In order to manage your event with ease, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection provides some impressionable options. If you have a list of guests, the resort can take the responsibility of booking the rooms for all of them. The hotel also sends a report to the planner/organiser about which of the guests have booked the room and their date of arrival and guests can also check-in before their stay and receive instant alerts when their room is ready (cleaned and sanitised). Also, they can check out by skipping the front desk, which is a part of the contactless service the resort had to offer. For a hassle-free experience, the resort can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms. The link is personalised with the event date, group name and special rates. This exclusive link is embedded on a website customised for you and is shared in an e-mail. 

The show goes on with the culinary experience at the resort. The scrumptious cuisines are curated by the talented chefs and their teams for you at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. If you are in the mood for Italian, head to Luciano’s. Are you craving well-done steak? The Grand Grill Restaurant and Lounge is the spot you are looking for. You can also choose from delectable International dishes, prime cuts of succulent meat, crisp salads and a selection of fine wines. On the other hand, Al Dhiyafa Grand Kitchen put up a refined spread of international dishes and hand-crafted bar cocktails. Its Tandoor specialities are the joy of joys. The Pool Bar is there to quench your thirst and keep you cool from Dubai’s hot sun. It serves a wide range of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, tasty light bites, delicious ice cream and delectable snacks.

Al Dhiyafa Grand Kitchen

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection is meeting the expectations in these uncertain times as it takes the health of its guests as a priority and leaves no stone unturned to make sure they are as safe as they are at home. The marvellous interiors and impeccable service will make you fall in love with it. The extreme professionalism with a tint of personalisation makes it one of a kind hotel in the culture-rich city of Dubai.


Saumya Mishra

Saumya started her career with writing for fun and hasn't looked back since. She has 7+ years of experience in writing for prominent retail brands in fashion and lifestyle. When she is not working, she loves to spend her time working for stray animals.
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