Grosvenor House Dubai

Grosvenor House
Dubai Marina


Alaska award tickets mean NO complimentary EK chauffeur service.  No big deal as Uber is alive and well an inexpensive in Dubai.  And our Uber Black Tesla arrived 3 minutes after I confirmed.  $40 and thirty minutes later we were at Grosvenor House in the Dubai Marinia.

I found a terrific $140 a night IBM partner rate and my Marriott Platinum status got both us room upgrades, complimentary breakfast and club lounge access.  Pretty sweet deal.

My one bedroom suite.

We tossed our bags in our rooms and headed downstairs for dinner at one of the hotel's dozen restaurants. 

Sweet ride.

Across the street the other GH tower is ToroToro, a Richard Sandoval restaurant. 

It was a gorgeous evening, so we opted for outdoor dining.

Amazing menu.

We ordered three starters each of which were incredible.

Beef steak anticucho.  Wow.

Crispy prawns.  Sensational.

Soft shell crab tacos.  OMG.

Chilean Sea Bass.

and Seafood Tacu Tacu.

 By now it was after midnight, but just across the street, Buddha-Bar was still open.

After 4 hours of sleep, I headed to the gym.

And then to breakfast around 8am, at Sloanes.

With a massive buffet spread.

Back in the suite, morning views of the Dubai Marina.