Burj Al Arab: How is the Best 7 Star Hotel In The World Inside!

From the hotel itself, to what the staff does
to make its customers feel at home and more, join me as we look at the Burj Al Arab and
ask, “How is the Best 7 Star Hotel in the world INSIDE?” All over the world, there are many different
kinds of hotels and places to stay, and for certain countries, they desire having the
look and feel of elegance in just about everything that they do, especially when it comes to
tourism. It would not be a small thing to say that
the United Arab Emirates have been working very hard in recent years to try and boost
their credibility in terms of business and wealth. They’re trying to bring in new tourism businesses
via massive buildings and wonders. They’ve even had sports events in the nation
for the first time in recent years. In short, they’re trying to show that this
is a nation you should visit, and they’re very much succeeding in all the ways that
matter, and in the hotel industry they have gone above and beyond the call with the Burj
Al Arab. The Burj Al Arab is not only the 4th largest
hotel in the world, but one that is shaped like a sail to give it a unique look. The hotel has all the amenities you would
expect, world-class dining to eat in and rooms to stay in, and even the worlds tallest Atrium. “Burj Al Arab takes hotel design to a new
level of modern luxury, and has also redefined the meaning of exceptional hospitality, both
in Dubai and around the world.” And there are a LOT of people paying attention
to this place, for example, the htoel was recently named the “best hotel in the world”
by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has frequently been called “the world’s
first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and
critics. High praise indeed, wouldn’t you say? And it’d be foolish to not note that one of
the reasons why this hotel is so beloved and respected is that the builders of the place
did not waste a single dollar in making sure that this hotel was extravagance personified
in more ways than one. ” Adorned with more gold and marble than any
reasonable person would choose, the Burj Al Arab impresses through the sheer force of
its vision of luxury.” And for those who think that it might be good
on the outside but rotten on the inside? Not so much:
” A guest’s every whim is attended to, the architecture and design astounds with color,
patterns, and vertigo, and extravagances like caviar and truffles find their way into numerous
dishes at the hotel’s restaurants.” And remember when I said that they didn’t
waste a single dollar? They honestly didn’t, because in total this
place cost $1 BILLION dollars to make inside and out. Yeah, that’s a lot of money, but to be honest,
compared to some of the other things they got going in the UAE, this is a relatively
smaller investment in context. Going back to the guests aspect of things,
the staff in the Burj Al Arab is more than just window dressing, they’re literally there
to make sure that you have what you need, when you need it. I want to think about your more recent hotel
experience. What would you say the ratio of workers were
to the guests? 1:5? 1:6? Well, at this hotel, the staff to guest ratio
is about 6:1. That’s right, there are 6 times more staffers
in this place than there are guests to actually reside in it. That’s a lot of paid staff, but if you want
to be a “Seven Star Hotel”, then I guess you need to make sure that you have as many people
as possible serving and waiting on as many people as possible. I’m sure some of you are already intrigued
about the place and want to stay there. Well, I got good news and bad news. The good news is that in context the rooms
are very affordable (part of the UAE’s initiative to make sure they appeal to as many people
as possible), but the bad news is that “affordable” means that you’ll be spending AT LEAST $1500
a night there in the place. Not to mention, getting to the UAE in order
to sleep in the Burj Al Arab is not the cheapest thing to do, so if you decide to commit, you’ll
need to make sure you have the money to spend in the right places. Oh, and for those who aren’t strapped for
cash, you can get even more luxurious rooms that cost you about $20,000 a night, if not
more. So clearly this location has something for
everyone. Speaking of location:
“The Burj’s vision of luxury starts with its location. The hotel was built on a tiny man-made island
a few hundred meters off the Dubai coastline. That means any would-be visitors must enter
via guard-monitored bridge.” You might think it’s odd that the UAE would
make a man-made island just to go and make an island to put their stuff on it. But actually? They do it ALL THE TIME. In fact, over the last few years they’ve made
SEVERAL man-made islands to put things like hotels, casinos, amusement parks and even
businesses on it. They want to make a place that has everything
so that people will come and know that they have access to all of it, and thus, they expand
the land that they have via the rivers and waterways that they access to. It’s not unlike how people in other countries
make man-made bodies of water to help with an area or give access to water to the locals. Going back to the bridge, this is actually
a benefit of the place because it allows for increased security and assurances that no
one can just “walk up to you” when you’re at the hotel. Because if you made it past screenings, you’re
supposed to be there. Most people arrive via complimentary chauffeured
Rolls-Royce pick up. Your other option is to arrive in a private
helicopter — to a private helipad, of course. I mean, you’re paying good money to get there,
it only makes sense that you would ride or fly there in style, am I right? Which option would you choose to go to the
place? Personally? If I had a choice, I’d do the copter entrance
and pretend that there was music playing around me as I walked out of it. Before we continue to talk about all the wonders
of the Burj Al Arab, be sure to like the video and subscribe to the channel! That way you don’t miss ANY of our weekly
videos! So let’s get to the insides of the Burj Al
Arab, ok? You might think that every single thing is
perfect and intricate based on what we outlined before, but that’s not exactly the case. Compared to the rest of the Burj, the lobby
is nothing to write home about, with low ceilings and a pared-back design. But that’s by design. The lobby is mostly used to corral tourists
coming to marvel at the structure, not guests. I know that may feel like an oversight, but
think about it like this. You’re a luxury hotel, you’re trying to impress
EVERYONE who’s staying there, do you really focus a lot of time on the lobby? No! You make it simple, effective, and ensure
that everyone can get in and out of it simply so that they can go to their rooms and then
go to the other places to spend their money and time. While you do pay your bill in the lobby, you
don’t spend money there. So the design team made sure that the place
felt good, but didn’t take away from the fact that there is a LOT more to see. Yeah, this is a lot of thought to put into
a lobby, but again, they’re a “Seven Star Hotel”, they can’t forget a single detail
else their ratings and reviews might just go down. Which they ensure that they’re good to go
in the lobby via certain smart moves. “Guests are whisked to a side room far from
the clamor to be greeted by an attendant with a “Marhaba Welcome” or rose water, cold towels,
dates, and Arabic coffee. The attendant takes your passport to check
your booking and then brings you directly to your room.” Pop quiz, what does this show the guests? Answer? It shows that they’re important. Recall that I said the worker to guest ratio
in the hotel is 6:1, that means that they have PLENTY of these attendants to do this
kind of thing for EVERY SINGLE GUEST. And when ALL of these guests feel like they’re
royalty, that immediately makes them feel more at home, more at ease, and just as importantly,
more willing to spend money there because if this was the free stuff the paid stuff. Not to mention, it boosts the morale of the
guests, because they may not like rummaging through the potential horde of tourists and
could get frustrated, but with this kind of personal service, that goes away and good
thoughts and feelings are made. Now, what would happen if you were an early
bird and your room wasn’t ready? Not to worry, the attendant will take you
to an atrium that is nearby and they’ll treat you to various things as you wait for the
room to be ready. And as you go to that place you’ll be able
to see some of the cool visuals that the inside of the hotel has to offer:
“A “cascade waterfall” lies between the lobby and the upper atrium. The fountain uses fiber optic lights, water,
and mist to create a choreographed effect of water jumping down the stone steps.” That must be really pretty to look at in real
time, and it’s one of the many things that the Burj Al Arab uses to ensure that things
looks beautiful inside and out in numerous ways so that there’s always something to be
in awe of. “The atrium is, according to the Burj, the
tallest in the world at 590 feet. The centerpiece of the atrium is a circular
fountain with a geometric structure that appears to mimic Islamic tile art. It periodically shoots water 130 feet into
the air.” Of course it does… Now, if you’re feeling hungry, you’re in luck
because there are 9 different restaurants that are littered through the place that you
can go to and eat and drink at. Including a coffee and tea longue that’ll
treat you right if you’re still waiting for your rooms to be ready. As you walk throughout the hotel you’ll see
that every room feels like its own kind of special thing. And I don’t mean like your room that you stay
in, I mean EVERY room in the hotel! “Each room feels like its own art piece. That’s a tribute to interior designer Khuan
Chew, who used a color palette and design touches that harken to the Arabian Peninsula’s
history.” Oh, and don’t forget, there is gold, marble
and saffron all over the place that gives the Burj Al Arab a color scheme and palette
that just screams, “I am elegance!” And it’s hard not to admire it. Do you recall what I said about the security
and the whole “if you’re there you’re supposed to be there” thing? Well that’s true, but you might also remember
me saying that tourists are also welcome at the hotel. How can that be if this is supposed to be
for guests only? Well… “The only way to see it is with a reservation
for afternoon tea at one of the restaurants. That means tour buses roll in with groups
getting tea and a tour.” Why go to such lengths for tourists? Because those are the next customers! True, you have guests now (and trust me, the
hotel is very busy), but you need to be ready for the next batch, and lure the next group
down the road to come to THIS hotel above any other. Plus, they’re paying for the tour and the
tea, so that’s money with less hassle and public transportation. Win-win! Now let’s talk about the rooms, you’ve “waited”
long enough, right? Well, the hotel does not skimp on the decor
of the rooms, nor the size: “The Burj may be 56 stories tall, but each
floor is a double-story, meaning that every room in the hotel is a duplex suite.” That’s a lot of room, which is a stark contrast
to certain hotels that love to cram as many rooms into a space for more money. The Burj Al Arab is more about quality than
number of rooms, and even then the 56-stories of height allows them to have many rooms. Every single room has butlers that will wait
on you hand and foot. Including getting your things ready, getting
you tea, making a reservation for a restaurant, they’re there to make sure you have the easiest
and most lax and stress-free experience possible. In fact, they’ll give you a full tour of the
room so that you can know EVERYTHING about it, and there’s a lot to enjoy. Including have remotes for everything you
can think of and more. As for where you sleep, the mattress that
you’ll be on costs $15,000 dollars (now times that by EVERY bed in the hotel…yeah) and
as for the pillows…they go above and beyond… “There’s a pillow “menu” of nearly a dozen
pillows of varying degrees of material, thickness, and firmness.” So no matter how you like to sleep, there’s
a pillow for that. The bathroom is so massive that it has its
own Jacuzzi, as well as all the amenities that a man and a woman could ever need for
their bodies. And this is still only SOME of the things
that you can expect from the Burj Al Arab. There’s so much more that needs to be seen
to be believed, and some of it can’t be believed unless you view it in person. So I hope you can see with this light look
at the hotel that everything they do is deserving of their awards and more. Thanks for watching everyone! What did you think of this look at the Burj
Al Arab? Can you believe the elegance of this hotel? What do you think of all the things that help
make it special, and would you want to go there yourself one day? Let me know in the comments below, be sure
to subscribe, and I’ll see you next time on the channel!

  1. Lu

    I would LOVE to stay here. But unfortunately, it probably won’t happen in THIS lifetime. I can only afford 3-4 star hotels with free WiFi and coffee. Oh well.😕

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