The location of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort couldn’t be more perfect, really. Situated on a private estate of pristine natural island, featuring a nine kilometre stretch of eco-protected golden beach, and framed by the green blanket of Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, it emits holiday vibes from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave.
Just 10 minutes away from the exciting thrum of the UAE capital, art, culture and nature are all on your doorstep, from visual history lessons at Louvre Abu Dhabi to an immersion into nature along the mangrove waterways. In fact, so sublime is the hotel’s location that Hawksbill Turtles find refuge in the dunes and Bottlenose dolphins play in the surf along the shore.
Staying true to the world-renowned service and heritage of the St. Regis Butler Service, a stay here is filled with discreet, flawless and anticipatory attention to detail and personalised experiences that promise no two days will be the same.
Inside, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort merges the beauty of its natural surrounds with the rich history of the hotel brand and the local traditions of the Emirates’ heritage. Sophisticated to the core, and local in its soul. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, white marble, timber floors, beautiful carpets, and stunning chandeliers speak old-world extravagance but with more contemporary undertones.
With 376 guest rooms, each with private terrace and personalized assistance from a butler, the rooms range from the intimate to the grand, starting with a 55sqm room with balcony to the luxurious Royal Suite, a 2,000sqm lavishly appointed duplex with five bedrooms, private pool and ocean-facing terrace.
With a careful balance of opulence and refined elegance, the luxury experience extends to all corners of the hotel. There are four outdoor pools, inclusive of an adults-only one, offering relaxation and tranquility; the award-winning Iridium Spa, with its 12 serene treatment rooms, many of which have private terraces, hammam and Thai massage room; six restaurants, including Southeast Asian Sontaya, Buddha-Bar Beach which brings laid-back beach vibes into the dining room Asian style; and Mazi, with its lively Greek spirit from atmosphere to menu.
You can also find squash and tennis courts, bikes for hire and non-motorised watersports at the St. Regis Athletic Club, and a Sandcastle Kids Club and children’s pool, ensuring that all wishes are requited, and all moods met, from guests young to old.
A disrupter in redefining the meaning of service in five-star hotels, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is also a conservator of nature, history and tradition. A contrast that wins it favour for those seeking both the quintessential luxury trappings of yesteryear and the ease, form and function of a brand with an innovative eye. Bespoke, beautiful and enriching. Paradise found.