Luxury Hotels


SIRO, the new Kerzner brand that launches 12th February with SIRO Dubai at One Za’abeel, IS different. Girlahead loves the wellness rooms at Four Seasons Los Angeles but here all 132 keys are ‘wellness’. Jean-Michel Gathy had fun designing this hotel: walls are pale sand, a reminder that the desert visible from the windows has a pinky hue. Woodwork is pale.  Rooms have open closets in the bathrooms, and furniture includes a Nordic rocking chair that apparently is good for the spine. Also find a Blackroll Memory Pillow and a weighted blanket.  There is a ceiling-high ‘climbing ladder’ with an upper bar to hang from: next to it is a full-height mirrored door – open it to find stored fitness gear.  See the photo above.

Anyone saying in SIRO has access to a floor of fitnesses, with every piece of equipment imaginable. Another floor is called Recovery Lab, with cryotherapy and more. It’s all truly amazing. No wonder Des Cawley, a fitness fanatic who’s the Hotel Manager, is so ecstatic (see him talking, below).

Even SIRO’s Reception is memorable. One end is a tiered auditorium, for fitness lectures and events, and, who knows, possibly a chance to meet AC Milan players. SIRO partners with the team




now see Desmond Cawley in a workout room talking about