Rosewood Abu Dhabi commands attention
Abu Dhabi’s natural Al Maryah Island was developed to curate the best of the best: premium hospitality, retail, healthcare and a financial centre. Rosewood fits right into the Maryah fold offering a seamless habitat of luxury alongside Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, which is located but a stone’s throw away. Both luxury properties oversee an exclusive waterside promenade sharing the sea-facing vista with the high-end Galleria Mall.
Whether it’s shopping tourism, business travel, medical treatments or indeed meetings and weddings, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is ideally located to tick all boxes.
Standing 34-storeys tall, Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s fluid glass structure pays tribute to a nesting falcon.
At the entrance, a magnificent water feature brings to life the Chinese belief in the vitality of flowing water. High ceilings and a riveting wall of art at the lobby preface what is invariably a satisfying luxe stay. Throughout the hotel, furnishings and flowing fabrics in warm colours are reminiscent of a local souk, which adds to the overall ambiance of the space. The blending of traditional Middle Eastern textiles and details with modern lines and forms throughout the property creates a unique experience for guests.
The rooms and suites are spacious and bright featuring floor to ceiling windows, providing ample space for both business and leisure. Wide layout of marble bathroom, with rain showers and large soaking tubs make it just as comfortable as the bedrooms. Guests get used to delightful array of confections presented by the housekeeping staff every day.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s F&B and wellness offerings are open late into the night and are the perfect place to head out for late-night sojourns. Selection includes new-age watering holes in Dragon’s Tooth and the Hidden Bar, known for their signature inventions, wine fans head to the underground cellar La Cava. The popular Dai Pai Dong, serving choicest Cantonese dishes in a modern set up, is very popular for its all-you-can-eat dim sum Saturday brunch. Aqua, the all-day dining restaurant serves an opulent breakfast – the live station for freshly squeezed made to order fruit drinks is a splendid feature.
The sprawling Majlis lobby bar is often host to on-the-go business meetings, offering a selection of bites and beverages and the well-presented afternoon tea.
Special mention goes out to the onsite kids’ club called Rosewood Explorer where caretakers keep children busy with a slew of creative activities, the club stays open late evenings offering parents more time to themselves. The 25-metre temperature controlled outdoor pool is yet another popular spot for families, with generous operating hours.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s famed Sense Spa is managed by highly experienced staff, each exponents in the craft of wellness. The spa’s signature therapies called Sense Journeys and sough-after serum treatments complement superb facilities that include Jacuzzis and gold-tiled hammam suites.