EDITION Hotels brings its signature, iconic style to the UAE with the opening of The Abu Dhabi EDITION.

The first EDITION to open in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is a ground-breaking hotel concept brought to life by Ian Schrager, the visionary behind contemporary luxury as we know it, in collaboration with Marriott International.

With 198 guest rooms and suites as well as 57 exclusive residences, this new jewel of Abu Dhabi is an exclusive waterfront oasis spearheading a new movement in the city that never stands still.

A single, iconic gem located on a prime site on the Al Bateen peninsula, 20 minutes from The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the beaches of Saadiyat, and just 35 minutes from Yas Island, the property enjoys breath-taking views of the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and the activity of the buzzing adjacent marina. The Abu Dhabi EDITION is not merely a hotel, but an elegantly designed, intricately interlinked complex of structures, spaces, and settings that together offer a new kind of resort environment, where every aspect of the traditional hotel has been re-imagined for the needs and desires of a new generation, every thought given to enhancing a guest’s stay: for leisure and for work.

Anticipating the changing needs and desires of the modern traveller, The Abu Dhabi EDITION offers a distinctive, upscale environment, encompassing innovative design whilst respecting and celebrating the lifestyle and traditions of the Emirati culture.

Strategically situated along the marina, the view on arrival is the distinctive and memorable exterior, reminiscent of the lateen sails of the traditional Dhow boats that the region was once famed for building.

Heightened dining experiences are fundamental to EDITION hotels and The Abu Dhabi EDITION is no exception, with three signature restaurants created by world renowned chef Tom Aikens, famed for being the youngest chef to ever have been awarded two Michelin stars. Just off the lobby, guests will find Market at EDITION, an imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its relaxed and interactive style and light, airy interior blurs the boundaries of traditional and al-fresco dining. As with the theatre of a street-food market, the magic of an open kitchen restaurant lets guests dine solo or interact with chefs as they create dishes live in the dining room.

The Abu Dhabi EDITION is also home to Oak Room, a traditional English oak panelled restaurant, celebrating world-class ingredients with British rock ‘n’ roll flair. Quintessential, considered and modern, the generous menu at this new-age steak house encourages guests to indulge in the very best produce, free from formality and pretense but always thoughtful and precise. Uncomplicated in approach, the menu will consistently showcase signature British dishes, paired with a robust wine selection.

Opposite the entrance to Oak Room, the secluded sophistication of Library Bar awaits. A craft gin-led cocktail bar blended with EDITION classics, Library Bar is the ideal place for guests looking for a quieter more intimate place to socialize.

Over on the Marina side of the hotel, Aikens has created a serene, coastal Mediterranean-style restaurant, Alba Terrace, that transcends day-to-night, offering the finest locally sourced coffee, light lunches and sharing plates to linger over whilst bathing in the natural sunlight that streams into the space through the folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Upon arrival to Alba Terrace, guests are greeted by a large brass clad aperitif bar. In the morning the scent of freshly squeezed citrus fills the air and as the day unfolds, small plates, light aperitivo and Mediterranean inspired cocktails encourage guests to relax and unwind. Host to vibrant, Provencal rosé brunches and wine tasting evenings, the bright ambience of Alba Terrace is a true reflection of the Mediterranean.

When the sun sets, the hotel’s distinct, stand-alone social space comes to life. ANNEX, opening in late 2018, offers a unique, three-floor space to socialize. This societal gathering space allows guests to choose between a sophisticated al-fresco experience at the rooftop garden bar and a more refined social gathering space in the Den on the floor below, a space that encourages friends to unwind with their favourite beverage and a game of pool or pinball.  Meanwhile, the ground floor will offer an energetic ambience with live DJs and an experimental cocktail bar. When it comes to food across Annex’s three floors, guests can expect small plates created with the intent to encourage socializing and sharing. Expect delectable Peruvian-inspired dishes along with curated cocktails, and an altogether refreshing outlook on beverages.

The interpretation of local heritage and native, natural materials continues throughout the hotel, including the 198 guest rooms, suites and 57 exclusive residences, ideal for longer stays. Featuring a neutral palette and boasting sweeping views over the surrounding water, each room features photography by the twentieth-century photographer Brett Weston. The photographic selection displays Weston’s masterful skill at manipulating photos of sand dunes to create sinuous lines and sensuous forms which references Abu Dhabi’s surrounding environment while remaining true to EDITION’s sophisticated aesthetic.

For any event planner, The Abu Dhabi EDITION’s year-round sunshine, crystalline marina and lush landscape provide the ideal stage to set any meeting, conference, or wedding. The hotel’s forum, a grand, elegant ballroom which measures an expansive 654 square meters with seating for 450 guests, can be accessed directly from both the hotel and the street. This private event space also houses a pre-function area with two bridal suites and a Majlis as well as an executive boardroom, meeting rooms and business centre.
 
EDITION Spa at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, opening in late 2018, will be the one of the most unique and special elements of the hotel, embodying vibrant living by bringing together local, authentic healing practices and high impact treatments and wellness programs from around the world. EDITION Spa embraces the generous spirit of Abu Dhabi, where hospitality lies at the heart of its culture. Light oak flooring and timber walls provide a soft, organic atmosphere where guests are invited to relax and enjoy a hand blended tonic or warm cup of tea. Each guests’ experience will be tailored to their specific needs, blending timeless philosophies and innovative techniques to custom build treatments with bespoke scent, sound, touch and premium products.
 
The spa features separate zones for men and women, consisting of seven treatment rooms including two Hammams, a facial room and couple’s treatment suite. The women’s area also houses a beauty salon and a relaxation lounge. The men’s area features a  barbershop by Chaps & Co. For fitness enthusiasts. The Abu Dhabi EDITION offers two purpose-built gyms equipped with free-weights, yoga mats, exercise balls and premium cardio equipment by Life Fitness. The property also boasts two beautifully white-tiled swimming pools, one connecting to the main hotel and the other in the private residences. 

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