353-room Southern Sun Abu Dhabi opens
Abu Dhabi, June 9, 2014
South Africa's Tsogo Sun group has opened its new Southern Sun Abu Dhabi hotel, offering 353 rooms designed within a stylish contemporary architectural setting.
The hotel offers a strong line-up of leisure facilities, including an impressive food and beverage offering.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s spacious rooms feature plenty of natural light along with a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements, with the premium experience enhanced by spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi skyline from many of the rooms, said a statement.
The hotel includes 280 Deluxe Rooms, 32 Executive Rooms, 38 One-Bedroom Suites and 3 Presidential Suites.
An enticing blend of international and traditional cuisines across five distinctive outlets highlights Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the newest dining spot in the Tourist Club area, it said.
The Foundry, the hotel’s evening steakhouse and all-day dining venue, is fitted with tranquil water features, concealed partitions and private rooms to provide a personalised dining experience. Speciality restaurant Kahraman serves flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine with a contemporary twist complete with a sushi counter. Balcon Bar, Terrace & Lounge offers an al fresco shisha bar and dining area, with traditional lounge seating, trellising and a reflection pond, creating the ideal setting for relaxing evening gatherings.
Rooftop venue Hytes Bar as well as tempting pastries and coffees from Filaments in the lobby complete the hotel’s Food and Beverage line-up. Further, a rooftop pool with impressive views of the Corniche, rooftop gym, sauna and steam room promise a full leisure offering for guests.
“What sets Southern Sun Abu Dhabi apart as a deluxe hotel is the brand’s long-standing heritage of warm and welcoming service. The guest experience is led by a team of passionate professionals from all over the world with careful EQ-i(Emotional Quotient Inventory) testing central to our recruitment process. The assessment ensures that our employees’ social and emotional strengths resonate with our overall business philosophy, which is based on the foundation of a welcoming and friendly service culture,” said Pierre Delfau, general manager, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi.
Located at a walking distance from Abu Dhabi Corniche and in close proximity to the city’s major landmarks such as Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and Abu Dhabi International Airport, travel to and from Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is convenient and hassle-free, making it ideal for guests looking for a restful and rejuvenating stay that takes in the best the city has to offer.
Featuring state-of-the-art business amenities including three boardrooms, three meeting rooms and a business centre, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is fully-equipped to host large-scale corporate events, making the property an excellent choice for business travellers.
The opening of the property marks Tsogo Sun’s entry in Abu Dhabi. Tsogo Sun is a well-entrenched hospitality brand with more than 90 hotels in Africa, the Middle East and The Seychelles. - TradeArabia News Service