New Abu Dhabi Hotels From Dusit And Rosewood

Abu Dhabi emirate in the UAE this week welcomed new additions to its growing hotel portfolio. The 534-key Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and 189-room Rosewood Abu Dhabi have opened, offering visitors more options when selecting accommodation in the city.


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Occupying a prominent glass tower easily accessible from the Corniche and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the new Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is designed with business and conference travellers in-mind. Featuring the third largest hotel atrium in the world, the hotel offers 402 guestrooms and suites together with 131 furnished executive apartments.


Stylishly designed and equipped with the latest technology, the accommodations incorporate Thai and Arabic accents while offering amenities including luxury bedding, a spacious bathroom, flatscreen television with complimentary wireless internet access, DVD player, workdesk, direct-dial telephone, in-room safe and minibar. Long-stay guests may opt for more space within the elegantly outfitted apartments.


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi’s comprehensive range of food and beverage options is spearheaded by signature Thai restaurant Benjarong, while contemporary bistro Capital Grill, 24-hour buffet restaurant Urban Kitchen and elegant deli Dusit Gourmet offer a variety of cuisines and tastes. Evenings are best spent at Orchid, a relaxed and contemporary lounge, or the relaxing pool bar Breeze on the 23rd floor.


The spacious Conference Centre provides convention planners with a variety of function rooms that can facilitate all types of events, conferences, exhibitions or social gatherings for up to 2,000 guests. A large pre-function area, with its impressive glass-paneled Skydome spread over two floors, adds to the elegance of each function room. Recreational facilities at the hotel include the Namm Spa, an urban sanctuary with 8 treatment room offering traditional Thai-inspired treatments and remedies, an outdoor swimming pool and DFiT, a fully equipped fitness centre.


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi becomes the fourth property in the UAE for Dusit International, after the Dusit Thani Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dusit Residence Dubai Marina and the Pearl Coast Premier Hotel Apartments.


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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Located at the core of the new Central Business District on the waterfront of Sowwah Square, Rosewood Abu Dhabi marks the debut of the brand in the UAE. Promising guests a luxury lifestyle experience, the spacious guestrooms, suites and residences in the glistening glass tower offer dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi skyline, with architectural elements and colour palettes reflecting the local history.


Contemporary furnishings are complemented with regional modern art and thoughtful amenities in the accommodations. Each features Pratesi Egyptian cotton linen, spacious bathroom with oversized Villeroy & Boch bathtub and separate rainforest shower, media centre with 55-inch flatscreen television and a state-of-the-art iPad room navigation system. All guests also enjoy the convenience of a fully-stocked minibar, Nespresso coffee maching and 24-hour butler service.


Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s 9 signature restaurants and lounges cater to varied palates and tastes under the direction of Executive Chef Wolfgang Eberle. Catalan serves authentic cuisine from Barcelona and north-eastern Spain, while Aqua offers Italian and Mediterranean dining. Pan-Indian cuisine from Spice Mela is complemented by the Lebanese tastes of Sambusek and the fragrant shisha scents of Smoke. Wine and cigar lovers will find some of the finest vintages at La Cava, while Glo, Hidden Bar and the Majlis lobby lounge provide a multitude of venues for evening drinks.


1,636 square meters of indoor meeting space accommodate meetings and gatherings for up to 1,040 guests. At 968 square meters, the elegant Rosewood Ballroom is a stunning pillarless space with natural light from an all-glass frontage and a pre-function area overlooking the Arabian Gulf. For recreation, the Sense spa offers indulgent therapies, treatments and services, while a temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre caters to guests seeking a workout. Offsite, the staff can arrange for activities at the nearby golf and beach clubs, or a shopping trip to Al Maryah Island Galleria’s designer boutiques.


With this latest opening, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ Middle Eastern portfolio expands to 4 properties in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The chain is set to add the Rosewood Dubai, located within the Dubai International Financial Centre, in 2014.


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