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In celebration of Atlantis, The Palm’s debut at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, the resort is joining forces with resident florist Al Lokrit International and luxury tea brand TWG Tea to bring a touch of floral glamour to Dubai by turning Atlantis, the Palm into a flowery extravaganza!
2015 will see Atlantis The Palm show at the world renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show, recreating the iconic Atlantis structure at over 1.5 meters high and 1.5 meters wide, bringing the resort to life through beautiful and intricate flowers and plants to replicate the magnificent scale and ingenuity of the resort. Over a one week period, the 165,000 glamorous guests will include visitors from all over the world including celebrities, her Majesty the Queen and live coverage from British broadcaster the BBC.
To coincide with the most famous flower show on earth, from Sunday 17th to 23rd May, guests and visitors to Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai will be able to enjoy large scale floral sculptures, flower themed spa treatments as well as the chance to indulge with a flower themed menu in Ossiano, which is set to be transformed into a underwater floral seascape.
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Guests who wish to get their fill of flowers can book onto the Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea at Ossiano* on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of May. Upon entering this floral underwater cove, courtesy of Al Lokrit International, guests can view curtains of vivid orchids, a luscious flower staircase and themed floral sculptures, bringing to life the unique afternoon tea experience. The underwater floral seascape will be complemented by a unique flower themed afternoon tea menu complete with dishes such as Lobster profiteroles and Soucy flowers, Smoked salmon, cucumber flowers and saffron pancakes and TWG Tea Oud night tea infused milk chocolate crunchy mousse cake. All guests will also get the chance to see and purchase the rarest and most exclusive tea in the world, TWG Tea Yellow Gold Tea Buds. This exceptional TWG Tea blend, once favoured by Chinese Emperors, is lavished in 24ct gold, which once infused yields a deliciously metallic and floral aftertaste.
Taking the floral theme from day to night, evening guests can also get a glimpse of the bloomy haven with the Chelsea Flower Show dinner at Ossiano** from Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd May. Unique dishes will include Foie gras & Hibiscus, Toothfish and Spring flowers and Orange blossom vacherin all set to a floral underwater backdrop of luscious purple Phalaenopsis and petal sea anemone’s.
The floral theme doesn’t end there for guests in the mind for a touch of pampering; ShuiQi Spa and Fitness are also offering an exclusive Rose Radiance Facial, AED 510 for 60 minutes. This luxurious facial will deeply hydrate and nourish all skin types leaving the skin glowing and refreshed with the help of the powerful Rose ingredient. You can then continue the indulgent spa experience at home when you will receive a complimentary 100ml hydrating face mask, bringing radiance and vitality to your complexion.
Guests at Atlantis can also embark upon an underwater floral creature hunt, spotting giant octopi, starfish and seahorses nestled in floral coves around Atlantis corridors.
Ravini Perera, SVP of Sales, PR and Marketing, comments “We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time, however we wanted to ensure our guests and visitors here in Dubai can really benefit from the beauty of the floral displays the event is renowned for. Our sole aim is always to enrich the lives of guests from all over the world by creating amazing
experiences and everlasting memories and are certain Al Lokrit International’s beautiful sculptures will provide a unique chance to view flowers as they’ve never seen them before.”
Mark Patten, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage at Atlantis, The Palm comments “Following the success of the Ossiano afternoon tea we looking forward to offering guests an experience they have never seen before in Dubai. From the addition of the rarest tea in the world to the accompaniment of this unique menu we’re certain the entire week will be a truly special experience for our guests and Dubai residents alike.”
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held for five days by the Royal Horticultural Society in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous flower show in the UK, and the world, attracting visitors from all continents. It boasts a yearly attendance of over 150,000 including several members of the British Royal Family, as well as celebrities, socialites and the British media. Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centrepiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens.
* The Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea in Ossiano will be offered from 2:00pm-5:00pm with packages starting at 295 AED including food and nonalcoholic beverages and 450 AED with free flow bubbles.
** The Chelsea Flower Show Dinner in Ossiano will be offered from 7pm with packages starting at 770 AED including food and a tea infused welcome mocktail and 2500AED per couple including a bottle of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut. Dinner will be offered alongside regular operations from the 17th to the 23rd Of May
For reservations, please call 971 4 4262626 ENDS
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Written by Pascal Iakovou

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