An exceptional Polynesian themed family resort and the newest hotel to join Marriott International’s Autograph Collection of distinct one-of-a-kind properties

THE ONLY HOTEL IN DUBAI PARKS AND RESORTS: LAPITA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS, BEGINS TO WELCOME GUESTS

An exceptional Polynesian themed family resort and the newest hotel to join Marriott International’s Autograph Collection of distinct one-of-a-kind properties

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 2ND, 2017: Step into an exciting world of curiosity with an unforgettable stay at Lapita, part of Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of one-of-a kind independent hotels. Lapita Hotel, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, is an exotic Polynesian haven dedicated to those wishing to stay within a stone’s throw from the myriad of activities on offer at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Centrally located within the destination, Lapita is a Polynesian themed resort hotel, with an intriguing tribal atmosphere that inspires guests of all ages to activate their passion for adventure and to immerse themselves in Polynesian culture. The hotel’s name was inspired by the pre-historic people of the Pacific Ocean and their journey and settlement on the islands – the Lapita movement. Drawing its inspiration from the exotic Polynesian tropical landscapes, the hotel features colourful flowers, lagoon style pools, luxurious guest rooms and themed children’s activities, all designed to create an experience exactly like nothing else.

With 504 rooms, including 60 suites and 3 private villas, Lapita, once fully operational, will provide the perfect retreat for those following a long day of enchantment, allowing guests to embark on a journey of self-discovery as they uncover the magic of the South Pacific and its rich traditions. Stepping into Lapita’s grand lobby, featuring high ceilings, grand ornate lamps and intricate wooden tiki interiors, allows guests to escape to a serene island oasis.

The hotel is a unique gateway to the endless fun and enjoyment on offer at Dubai Parks and Resorts which is centrally located and easily accessible from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and only 63km from Dubai International Airport, 69km from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 23km from Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport.

Lapita offers the ultimate destination for families to bond together over a meal at one of the hotel’s four themed restaurants and enjoy the ambiance of the rooftop bar. From signature dining experiences to casual alfresco terraces serving a variety of exceptional cuisines to tantalise even the most particular of taste buds, there is something for everyone at Lapita.

From the international cuisine and live entertainment of the all-day dining venue, Waka, to the Mediterranean selection at Ari – a pool bar and restaurant – to Hikina, featuring a contemporary influence on traditional Cantonese dishes, each outlet exudes individuality. The hotel’s lobby lounge, Palama, allows guests to unwind, whilst the rooftop bar, Lani, invites guests to discover Dubai’s vibrant nightlife, serving Polynesian-inspired tapas whilst soaking in panoramic views of the parks.

Ola, meaning life, health and well-being, is Lapita’s spa – a true Polynesian sanctuary that allows guests to escape from everyday stress and unwind with soothing, relaxing treatments – an indulgence for the body, mind and senses. Ola spa is a haven of serenity and tranquillity, featuring eleven treatment rooms including a couple’s suite, Hammam room, wellness facilities, aromatherapy steam rooms, saunas, vitality pools and ice fountains, all designed to rejuvenate and pamper. 

For those seeking to challenge their bodies and remain active, Lapita’s health and fitness centre, Mana, is available 24 hours a day with certified personal trainers, group fitness classes and is fitted with the latest in Life Fitness equipment. Lapita also features three swimming pools including an adult’s pool, lazy river and toddler’s pool.

Keep the little ones entertained and amazed with a wide range of themed activities in the Luna & Nova Kids and Teens Club designed to unleash your children’s imagination and uncover a world of exciting adventures.

Mixing business with pleasure, six meeting rooms and a 710m2 Tamure ballroom evoke the spirit of the South Pacific with naturally-lit spaces highlighted by culturally inspired motifs.

Lapita is within close proximity to The Outlet Village, an upscale indoor retail destination by Meraas that offers a value shopping experience in a distinctive and stunning environment. Within walking distance, hotel guests can have access to three department stores, family attractions, international dining and over 125 brands such as Galeries Lafayette, DKNY, Dunhill, Guiseppe Zanotti, Armani, Lanvin, Coach, Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Herrera, Ermenegildo Zegna Michael Kors, Hugo Boss DKNY, Dunhill, Operations Falafel, The Brass, Godiva, Barilla Restaurants and many more.

Dubai Parks and Resorts comprises three theme parks: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

For further information on Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection Hotels, visit: LapitaDubaiHotel.com

For further information on Autograph Collection Hotels, visit autographhotels.com

Autograph Collection Hotels celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 100 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit that is #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions

For more information, go to: http://dubaiparksandresorts.com

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