EDITION Hotels brings its signature, iconic style to the UAE with the opening of The Abu Dhabi EDITION, an exclusive waterfront oasis spearheading a new movement in the city that never stands still. 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 will deliver the best of both worlds: polished with personality, perfectionism with individualism and comfort with charisma and charm. This balancing act encompasses not only exceptional design and innovation, but also personal, friendly, modern five-star service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings all under one roof.
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. With a focus on healthy, no waste, farm to table cooking, each kitchen will make use of each ingredient to its entirety.
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. Uncomplicated in approach, the menu will consistently showcase signature British dishes, paired with a robust grape selection.
Opposite the entrance to Oak Room, the secluded sophistication of Library Bar awaits. The Library Bar is the ideal place for guests looking for a quieter more intimate place to socialize. Taking design cues from its own name, the space features a collection of artworks that draw upon themes of language and the written word. With a bespoke-made trolley for tableside beverage creation, world-class bar snacks and weekly live music happenings, guests can unwind in this sophisticated and intimate setting with a dash of the unexpected, perfect for post work drinks, entertaining or socializing pre-dinner.
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. Host to vibrant, brunches and grape tasting evenings, the bright ambience of Alba Terrace is a true reflection of the Mediterranean. On the lush outdoor terrace, a series of intimate seating areas under pavilions or next to the pool provide guests with the opportunity to dine al-fresco, reminiscent of elegant Italian summers. A sunken group dining area provides a semi-private space for outdoor gatherings.
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 beverage 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 an altogether refreshing outlook on beverages.
Reservations are now open with opening rates starting from AED 750, including breakfast*. The hotel is currently in its soft opening phase and will launch officially on 21st November 2018. *Rates are subject to availability, based on two people sharing one double room.
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