A Luxury Penthouse that Puts Five-Star Hotels to Shame

November 27, 2017
Written by Arpan Ghosh
Dubai is a city known for its five-star hospitality, boasting a wide variety of world-class hotels that offer the very essence of luxurious living to their guests, be it fine dining or soothing spa facilities. For the residents of the luxury penthouses in Volante Tower, that is a part of their everyday life.
 
Sitting alongside the Dubai Water Canal in Business Bay, Volante already scores points for amazing views of the waterfront and the majestic Burj Khalifa. Gorgeous views aside, the real experience lies in the Resident’s Club.
 
It starts with a lobby that would not seem out of place in one of the world’s finest hotels. A concierge service directs residents and guests to the floor of their choice using a James Bond-style electronic panel in the elevator lobby – there are no buttons inside the lifts themselves. You get a sense of what privacy and security really means.
 
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First-Class Lounge
 
Volante’s residents have exclusive access to the Resident’s Club, an incredible facility that spans the fourth floor of the building. The entry point of the club is the lounge area, which uses liberal touches of wood and stone to create a modern Far Eastern aesthetic, further reinforced by geometric square grilles and an earthy colour scheme.
 
Calling it a simple lounge does not in any way do it justice, however. It is essentially Dubai’s answer to a private member’s club. Imagine the very best of the Garrick Club and the Gaucho Club with the uber sophistication of London’s famous Soho House thrown in for good measure. This beautiful and elegant space opens out to an outdoor terrace with water features, cosy seating and a fire pit to warm up the cool winter evenings.
 
Tucked away at the back of the lounge is Volante’s kitchen, a sleek space manned by expert chefs and focused on artisanal foods that are wholesome and healthy. Bespoke catering is available, should residents have a small group of guests over for lunch or dinner, complete with in-penthouse service.
 
Relaxation for Body and Soul
 
The other side of the Club hosts the spa and fitness facilities. While walking around the elaborate spa reception and exploring the treatment and post-treatment rooms (complete with landscaped outdoor massage areas), you might just think for a moment that you’re in one of the world’s finest beach resorts. Each treatment room is immaculately designed to create a sense of tranquillity that shuts out the bustling city beyond the confines of the building. Zen would feel very much at home here. The sense of calm and definitive luxury is overwhelming.
 
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Deeper into the spa lies the sauna and the horizontal shower, a curious device that combines a bathtub and shower for what one can only imagine is a very unique experience.
 
Volante’s fully equipped gym occupies the front of the spa, and elite athletes would marvel at the number and quality of its state-of-the-art devices. It opens out to the swimming pool and more gorgeous canal panoramas. Feeling good never looked so good.
 
The bespoke hairdressing salon is also unlike any salon I have ever seen before, let alone as part of a residential building. The late great Vidal Sassoon would, I am sure, truly appreciate such a fine facility.
 
Business and Pleasure
 
For those who tend to bring their work home, the Club houses a small boardroom. It’s an ideal space for an impromptu meeting or a small formal gathering.
 
And once that’s done, you can step into the private cinema for a night in at the movies. No ticket booking, no lines for popcorn or noisy cell phone users to distract from the movie. In this exclusive bespoke theatre, every viewing is a VIP affair, with reclining leather chairs and personal tray tables.
 
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No Place Like Home
 
According to Jason Hayes, CEO of Luxury Property, “Why leave home at all? This is one of Dubai’s finest residences and, as magnificent as Volante’s amenities are, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible penthouses, which span full or half floors.
 
This particular penthouse is one of the full floor units, spanning an impressive 10,000 sq ft. An open plan living and dining layout adds to the sense of space, which extends out to the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the canal and the Dubai skyline. Complete with five en-suite bedrooms, a private study and an abundance of living space for staff and entertaining guests, this is a home beyond compare.”