Soft opening for Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Five-star Rotana property launches on Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas has opened phase one of the resort in Abu Dhabi. The new resort has 327 rooms and four dining options, including the  Turtle Bay Bar & Grill restaurant, Sim Sim all-day dining, Sama Lobby Lounge, and the Swim Up Pool Bar.

“We are very excited to be launching the first phase of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas which is set to become the go-to destination in the Capital for a luxurious resort experience,” says Marc de Beer, General Manager

The resort showcases an Emirati inspired artwork collection, including core collaboration with Ashwaq Abdulla. The Emirati artist has created pieces based on six curated themes, which feature as a highlight in each of the resort’s rooms, suites and villas.

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During phase one, four of seven dining options that will welcome visitors are Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, the all-day dining restaurant, Sim Sim, and Sama Lobby Lounge.

Phase two will see the introduction of Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, and Hamilton’s Gastropub - the first two of their kind on the island. This will be followed by the opening of Nasma Beachfront Bar.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas features a large outdoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, Bodylines Fitness Club with a private entrance and a mini golf course.

Phase two will see the launch of Zen the spa at Rotana, offering 10 treatment rooms, traditional Turkish and Moroccan hammam as well as a clubhouse for youngsters, Aladdin’s Cave; here kids and teens can enjoy various water features, a cinema zone and more.

The resort will also introduce three fully equipped banquet and event spaces, an elegant ballroom and The Lawn.

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