interpreters of ancient mythology. Albino painted the murals in his studio near Leon, Spain. Two murals measuring five meters by 2.5 meters and six murals measuring 6.5 meters by 2.5 meters depict the development of the solar calendar, highlighting various constellations and planets to tell the story of the ancient mythological city of Atlantis.
The calendars are distributed throughout the eight murals and represent the seasons of the year, including the solstices and the equinox (spring, summer, fall and winter) and the four elements (air, earth, fire, water). Gonzalez’ works capture the major themes of the Arabian mythology, a story that has been passed along throughout time.
A majestic walkway leads to the Wilson and Associates- designed entrance, welcoming guests to the 1,539 guest rooms of The Royal Towers at Atlantis. Each room and suite boasts breathtaking views of the azure Arabian Gulf or the tranquil waters of The Palm.
The variety of accommodation ranges from deluxe rooms (45 square meters) to a series of larger suites sumptuously appointed with walk-in wardrobes, dressing areas and jetted tubs. Interiors are fashioned in an elegantly understated contemporary décor of earth tones, while splashes of color bring the ocean indoors. Decadent bathrooms outfitted with marble floors, granite vanities, rain showers and twin vessel sinks provide guests with a luxurious oasis for relaxation. The resort’s three signature suites indulge on a grand scale:
• The iconic Bridge Suite spans the East and West Towers, measuring 924 square meters. Reached by private elevator, this three-bedroom enclave overlooks The Palm and the Arabian Gulf through floor to ceiling windows. Upon entering, guests revel in complete opulence, including a dining room with a gold leaf table that seats 18 and a large lounge area. The suite offers a variety of media with the latest technology, including six high-definition televisions ranging in size from 32–46 inches, with DVD players, surround sound theater- style audio, and music through CD players; iPod docking stations or worldwide music through the multi-media system; and a universal remote to control it all at the touch of a button. The master bedroom features a customized bed in the center of the room, complete with Frette linens. Both the master bedroom and the second bedroom feature his and hers bathrooms, while the third bedroom has two double queens and en suite bathroom.
• The two Lost Chambers Suites feature master bedroom floor-to-ceiling window walls looking directly into the Ambassador Lagoon, creating an illusion of being beneath the sea while looking directly into the heart of Atlantis. With stunning interiors by Wilson and Associates, the aptly named Neptune and Poseidon Suites measure 165 square meters, each stretched over three floors. A sweeping staircase leads
from the foyer to the large living and dining area that overlooks the Ambassador Lagoon and are supported by a butler’s pantry. The master bedroom features a bespoke bed and Frette linens, perfect for lounging to enjoy the mesmerizing views into the marine habitat. The master bathroom features a pedestal jetted tub to let guests watch the marine animals swimming by, as well as a rainfall shower with an additional six body jets. A playful entertainment lounge is adjacent to the master bedroom where guests can enjoy XBOX, Play Station 3 or Nintendo WII on their high-definition television.
Regarded internationally for creating stunning dining venues to showcase some of the world’s most celebrated cuisines, designers Jeffrey Beers, David Rockwell, Adam D. Tihany and Wilson and Associates have each brought their incomparable style and design to the Arabian culinary scene. The distinctive style of Jeffrey Beers is discovered throughout Atlantis. He worked in partnership with Parisian Chef Michel Rostang to create Rostang, The French Brasserie, and with Italian Chef Giorgio Locatelli to design Ronda Locatelli. Beers also created Sanctuary, offering a sophisticated nightlife experience.
For Rostang, Beers designed a traditional 836 square meter French restaurant with modern twists. A wine display and raw bar adjacent to the kitchen offer a lavish presentation of oysters, prawns, mussels, crab claws and scallops, all which complement the modern French cooking. Antique mirrors contrast with modern design elements of exposed metal along a curved vaulted barrel ceiling reminiscent of the Paris Metro, while free-standing bread stations, glass-blown light fixtures, and a distinctive macaroon display — all designed with glass and metal — add a contemporary flair to the dining area. Styled with deep raspberry walls and contrasting dark mahogany wood mill work reminiscent of delectable pastries, a custom in-house patisserie features an open baking kitchen.