Towering above the Arabian Gulf and the glimmering cityscape below, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi sets the bar high for luxury in the UAE capital. With its characteristic blend of Arabian design and elegant architectural form, this urban resort is imbued with a powerful sense of place, while paying homage to the brand’s New York flagship, where the St. Regis dream was born.
Set among the embassies and corporate headquarters of Abu Dhabi Corniche, the hotel counts business leaders, politicians and royalty among its regular guests, and unrivalled views of the Gulf’s blue expanse make it equally popular as a base for discerning visitors in pursuit of the Emirate’s more leisurely attractions. Situated between the 33rd and 49th floors of Nation Towers, the 228 guestrooms and 55 suites are perfectly positioned to soak in those spectacular views.
Elegant interiors created by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates offer a pleasing blend of form and function, with jewel tones adding a splash of colour to a mostly neutral palette, and golden domes and elaborate chandeliers adding a regal touch to the larger suites. Legendary St. Regis butlers are on call to anticipate guests’ every need in all room categories, from helping with unpacking, pressing clothes and shining shoes to delivering a fresh cup of coffee at any time of day.
At the physical and aspirational peak of the hotel is the Abu Dhabi Suite, a breath-taking three-bedroom abode that occupies the skybridge connecting the two towers. This is truly a suite fit for royalty; a 1,120-sqm space spread over two floors, with 360-degree views of the city and private elevator access. An intricate glass dome with Art Deco detailing and a dramatic bronze chandelier strung with crystals hangs above the Grand Drawing Room, reached via an elaborate curving staircase, and the private dining room features a 10-seat dining table surrounded by dark leather-panelled walls, golden sconces and decorative vases.
The master suite is a vision of chocolate box indulgence, with velvet upholstered walls and 24-carat gold accents framing a sumptuous circular bed, surrounded by soft leather panelling and plush furniture in cream and cocoa tones. The master bathroom is clad in Italian marble with gold leaf mosaic and standalone bathtub, and there’s a private study with a feature wall that calls to mind the world of haute horology.
Two features that set this suite apart from the competition are the full service private spa, with couple’s treatment beds, sauna and steam room and a fully equipped gym; and a five-seat cinema, where deep armchairs set the scene for the ultimate private screening. Since this is a suite meant to share, there’s a spacious majilis area and well-stocked library, and an intimate lounge bar with hand-tufted carpets, Art Deco-inspired bar and comfortable seating.
For an exceptional stay in the UAE capital, things don’t get much more luxurious than The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, a one-of-a-kind hotel that’s home to one of the world’s most extraordinary suites.
During September, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is offering GCC residents 20 per cent off signature suites reservations.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
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