St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort now open

First MidEast St.Regis opens in Abu Dhabi in time for Volvo Ocean Race

Operators, Abu dhabi, General manager, John pelling, St. regis saadiyat island, Volvo ocean race

Starwood's first St. Regis-branded property, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi, opened on December 26. 

The hotel, which was initially scheduled to open in November, is the sponsor hotel for the Volvo Ocean Race, which comes to Abu Dhabi on December 31. 

"The St. Regis Saadiyat Island has been chosen as the sponsor hotel in Abu Dhabi for the Volvo Ocean Race, perhaps the most prestigious ocean yacht race in the world. This will no doubt be an amazing event for Abu Dhabi in January and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the Emirate. For us, it will provide great exposure both globally and locally for the hotel," general manager John Pelling told Hotelier Middle East in September. 

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The luxury property offers a 24-hour butler service and seven food and beverage outlets, including fine-dining, indoor- and outdoor options. 

“We will offer simple-yet-exquisite food across all our venues. My team of chefs were chosen from around the world so that guests truly experience the flavours that complement the surroundings,” said executive chef Daniel Nuss.

Alexander Lahmer, executive assistance manager, F&B added: “At St. Regis it is all about the experience. Much thought and time has gone into developing these food and beverage concepts to ensure that visitors and residents alike have beautiful venues couple with authentic cuisine.




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