W Hotels Worldwide’s highly respected W brand has marked its grand debut in the UAE capital city with the opening of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.
The property stands in the centre of Abu Dhabi’s bustling entertainment island and is the only hotel in the world located atop a Grand Prix racetrack. Visitors can expect innovative design and pulsating energy – something that the W brand is renowned for.
In the perfect location for all types of travellers, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is nestled among iconic landmarks and is a 15-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The property 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.
Global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide, Anthony Ingham enthused on the launch: “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. 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.”
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is home to 499 guest rooms and suites, all of which comprise plush amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows offering breath-taking vistas of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina. The EWOW Suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite) spans 409m2 across two floors and houses a private lap pool and sauna.
As for facilities, hotel guests can enjoy a unique poolside experience at WET, which promises stunning scenery of the Yas Marina Circuit, signature beverages and live DJ performances. Guests can also make the most of 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.
In light of its grand opening, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is promoting a special opening offer which is made available from November 2019 until February 2020. The offer includes a Wonderful room for two nights or more, a buffet breakfast for two plus generous B&F credit to experience Garage.