Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Abu Dhabi National Hotels announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. The hotel is the first Hyatt-branded property in the UAE capital.
Located on the prestigious natural island of Saadiyat along a more than five mile stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach and within minutes of Abu Dhabi’s prime business district and Corniche, the stylish contemporary resort caters to both business and leisure travelers alike, offering spectacular unobstructed views of the waterfront and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from its guestrooms and restaurants. Designed as an urban resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi offers all of the amenities and seclusion of an island oasis, with the exciting attractions of the capital city only moments away.
Abu Dhabi offers an incomparable blend of year-round sunshine, pristine sandy beaches and Arabian history, tradition and modernity. Visitors can also enjoy desert safaris and dune driving in four-wheel drive vehicles and a range of beautifully located golf courses with breathtaking views and award-winning designs.
“Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is the first Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Abu Dhabi. It will embody our global Park Hyatt philosophy of offering our guests personalized, understated luxury and discreet, attentive service in a stylish and elegant ambience,” said Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, South West Asia. “We will also be the first luxury hotel to open on Saadiyat Island, and are proud of the part we are playing in the exciting Saadiyat story. We look forward to welcoming guests from Abu Dhabi, the UAE and across the world in the coming weeks and months.”
The stunning island property reflects Park Hyatt’s authentic and elegant approach to hospitality. In addition to the 306 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and villas, the hotel also offers a first class array of dining options serving a wide selection of cuisine from around the world: The Park Bar & Grill, The Café, Beach House and The Library. Resort activities include four generously sized swimming pools, a range of water activities, the beautiful Atarmia Spa with nine spacious treatment rooms, outdoor private terraces, fitness facilities, a tennis court and Camp Hyatt children’s club. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi also offers guests an impressive range of meeting venues for any occasion, from exclusive board meetings to large conferences and social gatherings.
Design and Guestrooms
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, developed by New York-based architects Perkins Eastman and Singapore-based designers Wilson Associates, incorporates energy efficient design techniques that meet LEED’s silver standards while also complementing the island’s natural beauty. The design team has created an “urban resort” concept for Saadiyat Island with interiors that have a contemporary understated design mixed with Arabian culture. Different components of the resort are connected by landscape elements, courtyards, covered walkways and gardens.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s 306 spacious rooms, suites and private villas offer guests a secluded and luxurious place to retreat. Each room has a spacious, open-plan bathroom with an oversized stand-alone bath tub and dedicated rain-shower area as well as a spacious balcony with views towards the Arabian Sea, golf club or hotel swimming pools. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, the resort’s luxurious Beach View, Garden View Suites and Villas offer guests a private, residential ambience and also feature a large terrace with a private plunge pool, rain shower and sunbeds overlooking Saadiyat Beach or the Golf Club.
The design of all guest rooms is contemporary with a blend of Arabian décor. All wooden elements in guest bedrooms and corridors originate from a mixture of oak and black American walnut from Finland. Guest bathroom features are made from Chinese lava wave marble as well as white marble originating from Oman.
The hotel's signature restaurant, The Park Bar & Grill, is set over two levels and is connected by a long showpiece staircase. It offers authentic Western and Asian grill cuisine served from a theatrical show kitchen. Featuring a private dining room and several semi-private dining tables, The Park Grill is the ideal venue for intimate dining.
The Café, the hotel’s stylish all-day-dining restaurant, serves Arabic specialties, as well as a large selection of Middle Eastern hot and cold mezzeh at lunch and dinner. The Café features an impressive show kitchen with a large wood-burning oven. The restaurant is located on the ground level and offers additional outdoor seating overlooking the hotel’s beautiful gardens.
Set close to the hotel’s swimming pools, Beach House serves homemade dishes from the Mediterranean, a selection of sangrias, cocktails and international bottled beverages. With a view of the Arabian Gulf on one side and the beautifully landscaped gardens of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on the other, The Beach House is a charming venue for guests looking for long weekend lunches or memorable evenings by the beach.
The Library is Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s contemporary tea lounge, serving selected teas, barista coffee specialties, homemade pastries and grand cru chocolates. With its orange leather panels, accents of black marble and an open fire, The Library is an ideal place for intimate meetings in a tranquil and comfortable setting.
Located less than a third of a mile off the coast of Abu Dhabi and with its miles of natural beaches, Saadiyat Island is poised to become an international beachfront tourism destination.
Activities in Abu Dhabi range from diving, wakeboarding and kayaking to desert safaris, sunset cruises and guided tours through Arabic history. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is located just minutes from the hotel and offers a championship 18-hole golf course designed by golfing legend Gary Player.
After spending the day on Saadiyat Beach or touring the city, hotel guests can relax further at the luxurious day spa, Atarmia, which offers beauty and health treatments, as well as a fitness center, a whirlpool, steam room and sauna.
Using treatment ingredients steeped in Arabian history, Atarmia Spa takes guests on a sensory journey reminiscent of ancient Arabia’s aromatic history. Atarmia means ‘aromatic flowing waters,’ and the spa reflects the aromatherapy methods that have been used for centuries throughout ancient Arabian history to extract pure essential oil from flowers and plants. Spread out over two floors, the spa features nine spacious treatment rooms and outdoor private terraces.
Other leisure activities available on property include fitness facilities, a stretching studio, sun lounges, a sauna, steam room, whirlpool room, tennis court, and an ice fountain. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi also offers four outdoor swimming pools, including a children’s pool.
Meetings & Events
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers an impressive range of meeting venues including 11 flexible function rooms. The hotel’s banquet facilities include the Alyazya Ballroom that can accommodate 550 persons theatre style; The Residence, the UAE’s first residential-style event facility for exclusive business or social gatherings; and the exclusive outdoor venue, The Garden, for cocktail receptions or gala dinners.
Meeting venues are located on the ground and lobby levels of the hotel and the majority offer natural daylight and access to individual outdoor terraces. All meeting rooms feature the latest multimedia technology and wireless Internet connectivity. The hotel has an experienced banqueting and events team to ensure that all functions are organized professionally with a dedicated events manager on hand to offer the best experience for guests.
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has said that it expects to receive 2.7 million visitors to the region by 2012, with international key attractions such as the Corniche, Emirates Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina. With plans underway to open a Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum, the island is poised to become a hotspot for the culturally curious.