22 Nov 2019

W Hotels Worldwide: A remarkable first in Abu Dhabi

W Hotels Worldwide is thrilled to announce the grand debut of its beloved W brand in the UAE’s vibrant capital city with the new, awe-inspiring W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

The property is located in the heart of one of Abu Dhabi’s most entertaining destinations, Yas Island, perched atop a Grand Prix racetrack – the first ever hospitality gem globally to boast a location as thrilling as this.   

Guests to the one-of-a-kind property can expect the usual facets the W brand is renowned for – innovative design and pulsating energy. The hotel is surrounded by recognisable landmarks and is just 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport. It is also at the doorstep of the famed Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Marina, and is within arm’s reach of Ferrari World, Warner Brothers Studios and the Yas Mall. 

Home to 499 guestrooms and suites that offer spectacular views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina, the property also caters to VIPs with the memorable EWOW Suite – 409m2 of ultimate luxury spread over two floors, with a private lap pool and sauna, as well as jaw-dropping, 180-degree views of Yas Island.

Equally impressive facilities are inclusive of a unique poolside experience at WET, which promises stunning scenery of the Yas Marina Circuit, signature beverages and live DJ performances; and FUEL-focused activities (fitness and wellness programming), including weekly workouts, healthy cuisine and amazing adventures. 

For guests wishing to tantalise their taste-buds, the new hotel is home to Garage, a one-of-a-kind a la carte food hub with a buzzing, botanical design driven by five unique mini concepts: Steam Table serving up noodles and dumplings; Nikkei House offering Peruvian/ Japanese cuisine; Mezza Bar focusing on Lebanese mezze; Meat Vault offering grilled cuts; and Tart Van, which serves delicious tarts.

Other outlets include Amici, which serves authentic Italian cuisine; Angar, serving delectable Indian food; and W Lounge with a variety of drink stations that each focus on a signature beverage alongside a curated menu.

“W Hotels seeks dynamic destinations that are multi-dimensional and ever-evolving, and Abu Dhabi, with its cultural DNA that honours a millennium of tradition while boldly embracing what’s new and next, is an ideal fit for the brand,” Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide illustrated. “The arrival of W in Abu Dhabi marks a new chapter for both the brand and the capital. While paying tribute to the essence and spirit of the city, the hotel creates a modern, energetic and stylish escape unlike anything else.”