Edition, the contemporary luxury hotel group, have entered the Middle East Market with the opening of their first property in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION is bound to be the new hot spot in the city located on a prime site on the Al Bateen peninsula, 20 minutes from The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the beaches of Saadiyat, and just 35 minutes from Yas Island and offering a waterfront oasis. Like their other properties around the world, the hotel promises to be stylish, modern and polished. Consisting of 198 guest rooms and suites, as well as 57 exclusive residences, expect personal, friendly, contemporary five-star service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings.
“It’s about an attitude, about a feeling rather than a look,” Ian Schrager, owner of Edition Hotels says. “Sophisticated public spaces, finishes, design and details serve the experience, not drive it”.
The hotel group prides itself on exception design and the Abu Dhabi EDITION is no different. Designed throughout by Ian Schrager Company and Wimberly Interiors, the cavernous five-storey lobby contains a dramatic, curved atrium with a sinuously shaped balustrade, echoing the movement of the water and mirroring the marine narrative of the development. The vast lobby contains two signature armchairs by local designer, Latifa Saeed inspired by the distinctive way Emirati children braid their hair, while reception walls are ensconced with gold leaf.
For the wow factor, book the Marina Penthouse or the Royal Penthouse. Both feature panoramic views over the water on two sides as well as a large, private balcony. Each penthouse contains a large bedroom with six-fixture bath and soaking tub, whilst the lounge area contains a living room and dining area. For enhanced security and privacy, the penthouse suites also offer allocated parking spaces and a dedicated elevator.
The three signature restaurants were created by Michelin-star chef Tom Aikens and include a healthy all-day grazing spot called Market. Fans of contemporary British food have to try the Oak Room, a traditional English oak panelled restaurant, celebrating world-class ingredients with British rock ‘n’ roll flair. Over on the Marina side of the hotel, Aikens has created a serene, coastal Mediterranean-style restaurant, Alba Terrace, that transcends day-to-night, offering the finest locally sourced coffee, light lunches and sharing plates.
The spa, opening later this year, will feature separate zones for men and women, consisting of seven treatment rooms including two Hammams, a facial room and couple’s treatment suite. The women’s area also houses a beauty salon and a relaxation lounge. The men’s area features a barbershop by Chaps & Co. For fitness enthusiasts, The Abu Dhabi EDITION offers two purpose-built gyms and also boasts two white-tiled swimming pools, one connecting to the main hotel and the other in the private residences.
Looks like we found a new spot for a staycation.