Abu Dhabi has become an ever-increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, with resorts offering exceptional luxury for fantastic, affordable prices; and the city offering a wealth of things to do and see, including the world’s fastest roller coaster and the highest high tea. As 2017 approaches, we’re hearing news of the up and coming new hotels in the city, each promising to stand out from the already spectacular competition. Here we look at the hotels due to open for business in the coming months, and what they have to offer in a competitive market of sleek, stylish travellers.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences
With 428 spacious rooms, 36 luxurious suites and 8 opulent penthouses, the Grand Hyatt pride themselves in being ‘one of the most lavish and sophisticated hotels in Abu Dhabi’. Perfectly located in Abu Dhabi’s West Corniche district, close to the Presidential and Emirates Palaces, the 5 star resort is in easy reach of the city’s business and shopping districts, and is only a short drive from the airport.
However, if guests wish to stay in the hotel rather than venturing out, they’ll not fall short of things to do. The hotel is home to 7 restaurants, bars and lounges, including the spectacular Grand Club Lounge on the 26th floor providing panoramic views of the city's skyline; a luxury spa; private beach and sundeck; two outdoor pools; and even two private cinemas. Each suite (except the penthouse) has its own private terrace, meaning guests can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the city without even leaving their room.
Bab Al Qasr
Set on its own private beach in the Corniche District, 5 star Bab Al Qasr promises a ‘truly unique Middle Eastern experience with authentic Arabic hospitality’, with Arabesque architecture and luxuriously designed interiors. The hotel features 677 guestrooms; 4 restaurants and two lounge bars; an outdoor pool; spa services; and a 24-hour fitness center. Perfect for both business and pleasure, there is a business center for those on a work trip, and a playground to keep children entertained during a family holiday.
For those wanting to venture out into the city to see the sights, the hotel is in a fantastic location; the famous Marina Mall, the heritage center, Al Khubeirah Garden, and two beaches are all just short walks away.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
The Four Seasons is situated right on the water in Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, Al Maryah Island. The hotel boasts 200 rooms and 38 suites, all with views of the water. Guests can choose from six stylish restaurants and lounges, including waterfront terraces and private dining rooms, and enjoy 24 hour in-room dining. When looking for something to do, guests can take advantage of the separate fitness centres for men and women, a luxurious full-service spa, and a swimming pool on a 3rd floor sun-terrace.
For corporate event planners, the hotel offers two ballrooms and five function rooms, all with excellent natural light and water views.