St Regis to open 2nd hotel in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, May 6, 2013
St Regis Hotels will open its second hotel in Abu Dhabi, the St Regis Abu Dhabi on the UAE capital’s Corniche in August.
The St Regis Abu Dhabi will mainly aim at corporate business, while the core focus for the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, which opened in December 2011, will be on the leisure traveller, said Oliver Key, general manager of the St Regis Abu Dhabi.
“Having two St Regis hotels in the same city only heightens our brand awareness,” he noted.
“The St Regis Abu Dhabi will cater primarily to the needs of the corporate business traveller who requires convenience, comfort and a level of service that our brand is renowned for. However, given that the margin between business and leisure travel is quite often intertwined, our city centre beachfront location will also attract the active leisure traveller who wishes to discover the city, relax at our beach club and go shopping,” he added.
Located in the recently opened Nation Towers, the St Regis Abu Dhabi is currently undergoing final preparations as it readies to debut in August. The five-star establishment reflects the century-old legacy of the St Regis brand with its residential style interiors and intricate Arabic details that communicate the heritage of Abu Dhabi, a statement said.
The St Regis Abu Dhabi hotel will feature a wide range of experiences with eight distinctive culinary, lounge and bar venues, from Rhodes 44 – a restaurant from famed Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes to the St Regis Bar – following the tradition of the St. Regis brand’s legendary New York hotel.
The hotel will feature a two-story Abu Dhabi Suite situated on the sky-bridge between the towers, soaring over 200 metres above the ground. The suite will enjoy a private entrance and elevator to the 48th floor, three bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, library, cinema and spa.
Both the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and the St Regis Abu Dhabi enjoy the global support and dedicated loyalty programmes offered by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, such as SPG, StarChoice and Starwood Preferred Planner, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service