Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara will open its doors on June 1, 2012, looking to introduce what it called “a new level of luxury hospitality in the UAE capital”.
Wholly owned by Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara will be Anantara’s third property to open in the UAE.
General manager of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara and director of operations for Anantara in the Middle East, Michel Koopman, said the property had “the potential to be the jewel in Abu Dhabi’s tourism crown”.
“Through its location and services, the hotel appeals to business executives looking to combine work and rest, as well as leisure guests who are keen to explore the beauty of the mangroves, discover a traditional Turkish hammam at the Anantara Spa or just relax poolside soaking up the unique views,” he explained.
“Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara represents a significant addition to our portfolio of properties and a first for Anantara in the region. With this property, Anantara will bring its tradition of understated luxury to the UAE capital and offer an outstanding experience for the growing number of corporate travellers visiting Abu Dhabi. In keeping with Anantara’s brand ethos of incorporating indigenous culture into each property, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is a true Abu Dhabi hotel with Emirati traditions and influences reflected throughout the property. In addition to the corporate market, this will be an ideal destination for leisure travellers and Abu Dhabi residents, with visitors guaranteed a memorable experience.”
The five-level hotel comprises 222 rooms and features Arabian design elements in its archways, mosaics and timber as well as touches of 18-carat gold. Rooms vary from the entry-level Deluxe Balcony rooms, to the Royal Mangroves Residence – the largest suite in the UAE with up to ten en-suite bedrooms.
The most opulent accommodation at the hotel can be found in the ‘Royal Mangroves Residence’ designed for dignitaries and VIPs “seeking the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity”.
The suite also comes equipped with its own 10 metre rooftop swimming pool with swim-up pool bar, private gym and its own dedicated entrance. Guests of the Royal Mangroves Residence will also have access to a limousine service, private chef, butler and a massage and beauty therapist during their stay.
Signature F&B outlets include the 52-seat Pachaylen Thai restaurant and Ingredients all-day dining venue, which serves a range of international dishes. Offering an authentic Thai experience with a true Thai atmosphere, Pachaylen, the hotel’s signature restaurant already has a waiting list for its opening night on 1st June.
The property also boasts a 560m Mangroves Ballroom with capacity to accommodate up to 460 guests, and five meeting rooms.