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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Iconic St. Regis Brings Exemplary Style and Service to Saadiyat
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, unveiled in December 2011, brings a new standard of exemplary luxury and bespoke services to Abu Dhabi. Part of the iconic St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, a Starwood Hotels brand group born in New York over a century ago, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the first St. Regis property in the Middle East.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is ideally located on Saadiyat, an unspoiled natural island 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi. While it is only a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and only minutes from the city’s downtown district, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers a true escape to an island paradise.
The resort is set on a pristine white sand beach with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and framed by the beautifully landscaped 18-hole Saadiyat Beach Golf Course. The resort’s architecture, main lobby, guestrooms, and indoor and outdoor dining options are Mediterranean in feel, while the signature restaurant 55&5th, The Grill is inspired by the iconic style of St. Regis New York.
With 377 guestrooms and suites, seven distinctly different food and beverage venues, the region’s first Iridium spa, the Sandcastle Club for children, stylish boutiques, the Regal Ballroom – Abu Dhabi’s largest events facility – and legendary service, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island is certain to exceed its guests’ expectations.
Butler Service takes service to the next level
In fact, as General Manager John Pelling explains, “The St. Regis Butler Service takes service to a whole new level. We believe luxury is all about choices, and our team of butlers is here to make whatever guests choose happen seamlessly and perfectly. Our resort celebrates a century-old legacy and vision. With our bespoke service, seductive venues, Arabian hospitality and our location on Saadiyat Island, a visionary destination, I am confident that guests will have memorable moments and experiences every time they visit us.”
Elegant rooms and suites with sea views
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers 377 guestrooms and suites, each with an individual terrace with views of the Arabian Gulf. Guests have a wide choice of accommodations, from 55 sq m guestrooms to themed spa suites or the lavish 2,000 sq m Royal Suite with five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious terrace.
The resort’s 3,000 sq m Regal Ballroom, which can host up to 1,600 guests, is ideal as a setting for elegant events of all kinds. Fitted with the latest technologies and including a boardroom, four meeting rooms, a majlis and an event’s office, the Regal Ballroom also features an outdoor terrace with seaside views, dedicated wedding facilities, and a well-equipped business centre.
Exceptional dining and beverage options
Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines in the resort’s restaurants. The 55&5th, The Grill features sophisticated New York style while Sontaya specialises in Southeast Asian dishes served in a series of floating glass walled pavilions set amidst interconnected pools. Olea serves a sumptuous buffet and à la carte meals all day long while Turquoiz, which will open later this year, is the resort’s beach restaurant and will specialise in seafood and snacks. The Manhattan Lounge is another taste of New York while the Drawing Room in the lobby celebrates the signature St. Regis Tea Ritual and offers a unique selection of beverages and snacks. Sucré is the resort’s irresistible pastry shop.
Like every St. Regis property around the world, the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort combines iconic St. Regis style with authentic local touches. John Pelling explains, “St. Regis has brand rituals you will find in all our hotels. My favourite is surrounding the Bloody Mary drink, originally called the ‘Red Snapper’ and created in the King Cole Bar of the original St. Regis New York. Every St. Regis hotel has its own version of the Bloody Mary; in Japan they incorporate wasabi and here we add a local herb, za’atar, which is a mixture of herbs including thyme. Our version of the Bloody Mary is called the Arabian Snapper.”
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the gateway to the paradise of Saadiyat Island, with its protected dunes, turtles hatching on the beach from April to September, dolphins in the water, and beaches where motorised sports are not allowed. John Pelling invites international travellers to discover this magical island in the best possible way by pampering themselves at the St. Regis. He says, “Our resort offers the beauty of Saadiyat Island and many options of things to do and nearby places to visit, from the Ferrari World Theme Park to Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque. This is a destination of quality, and at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, our ambition is to wow every guest.”
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