Ayla Grand hotel – Alain – Classic Executive Suite

Ayla Grand hotel in the night opposite to Alain Mall
Lobby – Ayla Grand Hotel, Alain
Reception – Ayla Grand Hotel, Alain

We just had a recent staycation in Alain’s tallest hotel, Ayla Grand Hotel. A brand new 5 star hotel located just opposite to the famous Alain Mall. Be it business or leisure Ayla Grand hotel has it grand for everyone to stay. Ayla Grand Hotel would be the latest addition to the portfolio of Ayla hotels and Resorts. This would be Ayla hotels most luxurious hotel.

Arabic coffee served as complimentary – Ayla Grand Hotel, Alain
Waiting area at Ayla Grand Hotel
Lounge at Ayla Grand Hotel
Ayla Grand Hotel lounge

As soon as we entered the new hotel, we were greeted with traditional Arabic coffee and fresh juices. I thought the inside paint contrast was such that it made the interior of the hotel lobby dim. But the lounge setting leaves an impression of luxury and elegance.

Seperate Living room of the Classic Executive Suite
Master Bed – Classic Executive Suite
Master Bed of the Classic Executive Suite
Master BED in the Classic Executive Suite
baby cot

You can choose from one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom apartments with both smoking or non-smoking options. We stayedin the classic Execute Suite. One thing you instantly realize is these suits are just about wood and marble, there is an instant feeling of luxury as it’s premium quality materials all around you. You truly feel it 5 star and being a new hotel every area still feels and smells new. The baby cot provided was a sturdy one.

Touch sensitive controls and stylish switches
Touch sensitive controls

Switches and controls were stylish and modern. Infact you don’t have much switches and it’s mostly touch controls. Touch controls that are visible in the day and dark and mostly used for light controls, notifications, media and temperature control.

Dining space and kitchenette
Complimentary Electric Kettle and coffee machine to use including Microwave oven

The interesting machines that you would find in the kitchen table would be the coffee machine and a micro wave oven. There were 3 complimentary coffee capsules reserved for us to use. Besides the usual tea bags, milk and water, anything else you touch will be separately charged including those nuts and chips  you see on top.

Working desk inside the Classic Executive Suite
Siemens phones

The working desk is perfect. Descent space and away from the television to keep you focused. The mirror could be a distraction as you constantly look at yourself while you are working. Phones are in all the places you need. There is a phone on the study desk, next to the bed and even in the bathrooms.

One of the two Large LEDs inside the Classic Executive Suite
LED TV from the Master bed
Bultin television games for entertainment

There are two giant sony LED  televisions for your entertainment. One is in the Living room and the other to watch from your master bed. You have two TV remotes but one remote control can be used to control both televisions. Since the televisions had built in games, kids enjoyed it. When it came to channels they just had default channels that came with the starter package and I thought this is one place they should improve. Guests should be able to watch on demand movies. For now It is better you bring your movies in a USB which can be directly be connected to these latest model LED televisions.

Typical corridor inside Ayla Grand Hotel
Entrance to Bathroom of Classic Executive Suite
Spacious bathroom of the Classic Executive Suite
Doors to the bathroom of the Classic Executive Suite
Spacious bathroom of the Classic Executive Suite
Bathtub of the Classic Executive Suite

The marble bathroom was definitely a grand one. Infact it was one of the widest entry to a bathroom you could get. The doors resemble entrance to a secure safe vault. There is a bath tub as well as a separate rain shower space. Bathroom definitely is a highlight and adds to the 5 star feature of the property.

Spacious Pulse Health Club gym of Ayla Grand Hotel
Spacious Pulse Health Club gym of Ayla Grand Hotel
Spacious Pulse Health Club gym of Ayla Grand Hotel
Electronic Lockers
Health Club and Spa – Separate Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for men and women
Inside Health Club and Spa – separate Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for men and women
Inside Health Club and Spa – separate Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for men and women

The Pulse health club is on the top floor of the hotel. So as expected you get nice views with one side view is the Alain farm where fresh vegetables are grown. Gym is spacious. Lots of different kinds of exercising machines for you to burn or build muscles. You can also take membership to the club. Facilities such as Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna are clean and brand new at the Pulse health club. The lockers are modern and electronic. They provide you complimentary towers and apples at the reception.

The view from the gym, Ayla Grand Hotel Alain
Adult Swimming Pool at Ayla Grand Hotel
Private Cabanas next to the Pool
Kids swimming pool

They’ve got a swimming pool for kids and adults. Swimming pool is located on the roof top of the hotel. Currently the roof top restaurant is not open so you might find it inconvenient especially when you are thirsty or hungry after a swim. There is a beautiful setup of cabanas and if the climate is supportive then you might just not get out of it.

NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel, Alain
Interiors – NARA Restaurant, Ayla Grand Hotel, alain
Interiors – NARA Restaurant, Ayla Grand Hotel, alain
Cut Fruits – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Nuts – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel

We had our breakfast in their all day dining restaurant called Nara. The interiors were beautiful. This restaurant would be the heart and soul of the Ayla Grand hotel as there wasn’t any other dining restaurant inside the hotel. Besides Nara restaurant,  there is Tamra cafe at the lobby which sell cakes, patisseries and coffee. Since the hotel is new, there wasn’t much guests in the morning queuing up for breakfast.

Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Fresh juices – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Cafe latte

When it came to fresh juices there were many but the real fresh juices was just orange and watermelon. The rest of them where packaged juices. The latte was very pretty as you can see above.

hot appetizers – veg samosa and prawn stuffed fried money bags
Arabic Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Cold start to Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Hot appetizers – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel

The breakfast menu is a combination of Arabic, English and Indian breakfast. For Arabic they had everything from hot to cold. For Indian you would find items such as dosas. I would prefer to see a LIVE cooking station to enjoy an Indian dosa. The hot appetizers such as the vegetable samosa, seafood fried money bag, toasted saj, toasted pizza were some of my favourites from their breakfast menu.

Typical English breakfast items(sausages, ham, panckaes, waffles)
Croissant – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Eggs benedict for breakfast
Cornflakes – Breakfast at NARA(all day dining restaurant), Ayla Grand Hotel
Breakfast at Nara, Ayla Grand Hotel Alain

English breakfast had everything you needed. Croissants were fresh and crisp. Waffles looked very fancy because of it’s unique shape. However items such as  smoothies, granola were missing. Eggs can be made the way you like but eggs Benedict was already made in a stretch and available at the buffet.

Breakfast at Nara, Ayla Grand Hotel Alain

They also have plenty of meeting rooms and ballrooms used for business and celebrations. You can find more details on their official website. Click here to visit their official website. Click pictures to see them in full screen view:

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