CHICAGO - November 1, 2011--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Abu Dhabi National Hotels announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. The hotel is the first Hyatt-branded property in the UAE capital.
Located on the prestigious natural island of Saadiyat along a more than
five mile stretch of environmentally protected white sand beach and
within minutes of Abu Dhabi’s prime business district and Corniche, the
stylish contemporary resort caters to both business and leisure
travelers alike, offering spectacular unobstructed views of the
waterfront and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club from its guestrooms and
restaurants. Designed as an urban resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi offers
all of the amenities and seclusion of an island oasis, with the
exciting attractions of the capital city only moments away.
Abu Dhabi offers an incomparable blend of year-round sunshine, pristine
sandy beaches and Arabian history, tradition and modernity. Visitors
can also enjoy desert safaris and dune driving in four-wheel drive
vehicles and a range of beautifully located golf courses with
breathtaking views and award-winning designs.
“Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is the first Hyatt-branded hotel
to open in Abu Dhabi. It will embody our global Park Hyatt philosophy
of offering our guests personalized, understated luxury and discreet,
attentive service in a stylish and elegant ambience,” said Peter
Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, South West Asia. “We
will also be the first luxury hotel to open on Saadiyat Island, and are
proud of the part we are playing in the exciting Saadiyat story. We
look forward to welcoming guests from Abu Dhabi, the UAE and across the
world in the coming weeks and months.”
The stunning island property reflects Park Hyatt’s authentic and
elegant approach to hospitality. In addition to the 306 luxuriously
appointed rooms, suites and villas, the hotel also offers a first class
array of dining options serving a wide selection of cuisine from around
the world: The Park Bar & Grill, The Café, Beach House and
The Library. Resort activities include four generously sized swimming
pools, a range of water activities, the beautiful Atarmia Spa with nine
spacious treatment rooms, outdoor private terraces, fitness facilities,
a tennis court and Camp Hyatt children’s club. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
also offers guests an impressive range of meeting venues for any
occasion, from exclusive board meetings to large conferences and social
Design and Guestrooms
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, developed by New York-based architects Perkins
Eastman and Singapore-based designers Wilson Associates, incorporates
energy efficient design techniques that meet LEED’s silver standards
while also complementing the island’s natural beauty. The design team
has created an “urban resort” concept for Saadiyat Island with
interiors that have a contemporary understated design mixed with
Arabian culture. Different components of the resort are connected by
landscape elements, courtyards, covered walkways and gardens.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s 306 spacious rooms, suites and private villas
offer guests a secluded and luxurious place to retreat. Each room has a
spacious, open-plan bathroom with an oversized stand-alone bath tub and
dedicated rain-shower area as well as a spacious balcony with views
towards the Arabian Sea, golf club or hotel swimming pools. Surrounded
by beautifully landscaped gardens, the resort’s luxurious Beach View,
Garden View Suites and Villas offer guests a private, residential
ambience and also feature a large terrace with a private plunge pool,
rain shower and sunbeds overlooking Saadiyat Beach or the Golf Club.
The design of all guest rooms is contemporary with a blend of Arabian
décor. All wooden elements in guest bedrooms and corridors
originate from a mixture of oak and black American walnut from Finland.
Guest bathroom features are made from Chinese lava wave marble as well
as white marble originating from Oman.
The hotel's signature restaurant, The Park Bar & Grill, is set over
two levels and is connected by a long showpiece staircase. It offers
authentic Western and Asian grill cuisine served from a theatrical show
kitchen. Featuring a private dining room and several semi-private
dining tables, The Park Grill is the ideal venue for intimate dining.
The Café, the hotel’s stylish all-day-dining restaurant, serves
Arabic specialties, as well as a large selection of Middle Eastern hot
and cold mezzeh at lunch and dinner. The Café features an
impressive show kitchen with a large wood-burning oven. The restaurant
is located on the ground level and offers additional outdoor seating
overlooking the hotel’s beautiful gardens.
Set close to the hotel’s swimming pools, Beach House serves homemade
dishes from the Mediterranean, a selection of sangrias, cocktails and
international bottled beverages. With a view of the Arabian Gulf on one
side and the beautifully landscaped gardens of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on
the other, The Beach House is a charming venue for guests looking for
long weekend lunches or memorable evenings by the beach. The Library is
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s contemporary tea lounge, serving selected teas,
barista coffee specialties, homemade pastries and grand cru chocolates.
With its orange leather panels, accents of black marble and an open
fire, The Library is an ideal place for intimate meetings in a tranquil
and comfortable setting.
Located less than a third of a mile off the coast of Abu Dhabi and with
its miles of natural beaches, Saadiyat Island is poised to become an
international beachfront tourism destination.
Activities in Abu Dhabi range from diving, wakeboarding and kayaking to
desert safaris, sunset cruises and guided tours through Arabic history.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is located just minutes from the hotel and
offers a championship 18-hole golf course designed by golfing legend
After spending the day on Saadiyat Beach or touring the city, hotel
guests can relax further at the luxurious day spa, Atarmia, which
offers beauty and health treatments, as well as a fitness center, a
whirlpool, steam room and sauna.
Using treatment ingredients steeped in Arabian history, Atarmia Spa
takes guests on a sensory journey reminiscent of ancient Arabia’s
aromatic history. Atarmia means ‘aromatic flowing waters,’ and the spa
reflects the aromatherapy methods that have been used for centuries
throughout ancient Arabian history to extract pure essential oil from
flowers and plants. Spread out over two floors, the spa features nine
spacious treatment rooms and outdoor private terraces.
Other leisure activities available on property include fitness
facilities, a stretching studio, sun lounges, a sauna, steam room,
whirlpool room, tennis court, and an ice fountain. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
also offers four outdoor swimming pools, including a children’s pool.
Meetings & Events
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers an impressive range of
meeting venues including 11 flexible function rooms. The hotel’s
banquet facilities include the Alyazya Ballroom that can accommodate
550 persons theatre style; The Residence, the UAE’s first
residential-style event facility for exclusive business or social
gatherings; and the exclusive outdoor venue, The Garden, for cocktail
receptions or gala dinners.
Meeting venues are located on the ground and lobby levels of the hotel
and the majority offer natural daylight and access to individual
outdoor terraces. All meeting rooms feature the latest multimedia
technology and wireless Internet connectivity. The hotel has an
experienced banqueting and events team to ensure that all functions are
organized professionally with a dedicated events manager on hand to
offer the best experience for guests.
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has said that it expects to receive 2.7
million visitors to the region by 2012, with international key
attractions such as the Corniche, Emirates Heritage Village, Sheikh
Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina. With
plans underway to open a Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and
the Zayed National Museum, the island is poised to become a hotspot for
the culturally curious.
Reservations may be made by visiting www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com, by
calling +1 877 875 4658, or by contacting a Hyatt Worldwide
Reservations Center or travel specialist.
About Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Founded over 30 years ago, Abu Dhabi National Hotels has grown in both
size and diversity into a quality, broad-based hotel, retail,
transport, and catering group. Today, ADNH’s operations cover the
ownership and representation of 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and
Dubai in addition to the Al Diar Hotels division, which has ten
executive hotels. ADNH in partnership with major Abu Dhabi institutions
also has investment interests in hotels and resorts overseas.
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent business and leisure guests
with elegant and luxurious accommodations and highly attentive personal
service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world's
premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to
combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt
features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces
for smaller groups, critically-acclaimed art and food and beverage
programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs.
There are currently 26 Park Hyatt hotels in locations around the world,
including: Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra,
Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne,
Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai,
Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. www.parkhyatt.com
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more
than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a
difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by
providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage,
franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt, Park
Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt
Summerfield Suites brand names and have locations on six continents.
Hyatt Summerfield Suites is being rebranded as Hyatt House. Hyatt
Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary,
develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences and Hyatt
Vacation Club, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence Club. As
of June 30, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 456
properties in 44 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.