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Park Hyatt Debuts Property on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is the newest property on Saadiyat Island, a thriving locale less than a mile off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. Designed as an urban resort, the hotel offers all of the amenities and seclusion of an island oasis with the exciting attractions of the capital city only moments away.

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has said it expects to receive 2.7 million visitors 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 the art and culture hub of the Middle East.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is surrounded by over five miles of pristine beaches and is neighbor to the world-famous, Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Designed by New York-based architects Perkins Eastman and Singapore-based designers Wilson Associates, the hotel incorporates energy-efficient design techniques that meet LEED’s silver standards while also complementing the island’s natural beauty. To bring the outdoors in, each of the spacious 306 rooms, suites, and villas has a separate balcony or terrace. All Beach View Suites, Garden View Suites, and Villas have large private terraces with plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, and sun beds. In addition to the private pools, guests will love the hotel’s four large swimming pools and beachfront location.

The hotel’s restaurants offer an authentic taste of local cuisine to be enjoyed indoors or al fresco. The Café is the stylish all-day-dining restaurant serving Arabic specialties complemented by Western comfort food, while The Park Bar & Grill specializes in Western and Asian cuisine served from a theatrical show kitchen. Serving homemade Mediterranean dishes, the Beach House’s rooftop location is the perfect spot to enjoy the amazing views of the stunning turquoise waters that surround Abu Dhabi.

Using treatment ingredients steeped in Arabian history as well as Kerstin Florian and Natura Bisse products, Atarmia Spa takes guests on a sensory journey reminiscent of ancient Arabia’s aromatic history. Opulence of Atarmia, one of the spa’s signature treatments, features lavish ingredients such as gemstones, diamond dust, honey, and hot olive oil. This treatment includes luxurious therapies for the face, hair, and body, including a hot stone massage and the choice of either an Opulence Caviar or Diamond Experience facial. Spread out over two floors, the spa features nine spacious treatment rooms, outdoor private terraces, fitness facilities, a stretching studio, sun lounges, a sauna, steam room, whirlpool room, tennis court, and an ice fountain.

The hotel is home to the United Arab Emirates’ first residential-style, multi-functional event venue, aptly named The Residence. Designed to feel like a stylish home rather than a meeting space, the venue has five smartly decorated rooms with names like The Living Room and The Kitchen, an inner courtyard, the latest audio-visual technology, and a dedicated team of hosts and chefs, making The Residence a chic spot for any social or business gathering.

Rates start at AED 1200 per night (approximately $326).

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