W Hotels debuts in UAE capital with W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

499-room property is the ‘only hotel in the world located atop a Grand Prix racetrack’

The hotel’s rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina
The hotel’s rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina

Marriott International’s brand W Hotels has arrived in UAE’s capital city with W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

The hotel is the brand’s second W Hotel to open this year in the United Arab Emirates after W Dubai – The Palm, and is the “only hotel in the world located atop a Grand Prix racetrack”.

With 499 guest rooms and suites, the hotel’s rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina.

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The EWOW Suite, the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite, covers 409 square metres (about 1,342 square feet) spread over two floors. Guests can also access the suite’s private lap pool and sauna.

“The arrival of W in Abu Dhabi marks a new chapter for both the brand and the capital. While paying tribute to the essence and spirit of the city, the hotel creates a modern, energetic and stylish escape unlike anything else," said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.

All architectural elements at the hotel are influenced by nature in the UAE. The W brand’s poolside experience lets guests’ swim and enjoy signature beverages while listening to live DJ performances.

The property also offers FUEL-focused activities (fitness and wellness programming) including weekly workouts, healthy cuisine and amazing adventures for its guests.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island showcases a variety of dining options with Garage, an a la carte food hub with five mini concepts: Steam Table serving up noodles and dumplings, Nikkei House offering Peruvian/ Japanese cuisine, Mezza Bar focusing on Lebanese mezze, Meat Vault offering grilled cuts, and Tart Van which serves only tarts.

Guests can also step into “Little Italy” at Amici for an authentic Italian experience or taste Indian food at  India at Angar. The W Lounge features a variety of drink stations that each focus on a signature beverage alongside a curated menu.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is located just 15-minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport at the doorstep of the famed Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Marina. The hotel is also in close proximity to Ferrari World, Warner Brothers Studios and the Yas Mall.

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