Vida Hotel, formally the Qamardeen Hotel opened in May 2013 and is the latest hotel by Emaar Hospitality Group. It is the first of many for the Vida brand which is the sister hotel of The Address Hotels & Resorts. Vida was developed as an urban hotel concept located in the heart of lively Downtown Dubai, walking distance to the Dubai Mall and the iconic Burj Khalifa. The word ‘Vida’ means ‘life’ in Spanish which perfectly describes this vibrant, city hotel that delivers a modern, up-scale environment for new generation discerning travellers who seek the perfect mix of business and modern indulgence. Travellers visiting Dubai for leisure will find the location convenient, especially while the weather is comfortable to take a stroll. You can walk to most of Downtown Dubai’s main attractions with a vast selection of restaurants, cafes and shopping on your doorstep. If you are travelling to Dubai for business, the Dubai International Financial District (DIFC) and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) are both a short taxi ride away. Vida offers functionality in a trendy location to work, stay and play. The hotel is not categorized as a Boutique hotel, however it bears the feeling of a home away from home with its intimate aura, relaxed atmosphere and personalized service. There are 156 guest rooms within the 6 floors of this contemporary Arabic style building. The interior is warm, modern and bright with neutral cream and grey tones and large windows that provide an abundance natural light. You can expect high quality service from staff and without overgenerous fuss. Vida is a city hotel, meaning it doesn't offer the same amenities as a destination resort & spa. The pool area is modest providing a handful of cabanas and sun beds to relax and dine by day and transforms into a buzzing social area to dine and enjoy shisha by night. Guest rooms are hypermodern with large, comfortable beds, a panoptical, almost clinical white bathroom and simple art on the walls that keep within the neutral colour theme – there is nothing ostentatious in this hotel. If you are a coffee lover, you will appreciate the easy to use Nespresso machine and if you are in the mood for other snacks or beverages, you can simply order through the interactive TV. If you would like to set the mood with music, you can connect your smartphone to the Bose stereo through Bluetooth –just make sure you have your playlist sorted.