New luxury hotel St. Regis Abu Dhabi opens today
Starwood property offers cuisine by Gary Rhodes, a beach club and spa
The luxury St. Regis Abu Dhabi located on the UAE capital’s corniche is now open, with the first guests checking in today.
Starwood announced the opening date for the property back in March, following a site inspection by Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen.
The property, which features 283 rooms located from the 33rd to 49th floor, is centrally located in the new Nation Towers complex near the Federal National Council, the Supreme Court and the Ministries area.
With a 1300m² ballroom and range of meeting facilities, the hotel expects the corporate market to account for 80% of business, general manager Oliver Key told Hotelier Middle East.
The property also offers a selection of restaurants, including a Tuscan-inspired outlet; a Remede Spa and Nation Riveria, a beach club set to open by November.
British Michelin starred chef Gary Rhodes heads up the main restaurant Rhodes 44 and has also developed the St Regis signature afternoon tea and room service menus — a first for the chef.
The beach club will feature two outsourced restaurants, Asia de Cuba and a seafood outlet, yet to be announced.