Aldar Properties, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading
property development, management and investment companies, has
unveiled The Yas Hotel, a new five star signature hotel at the
heart of the Yas Marina Circuit.
Developed by Aldar, The Yas Hotel will be the
first hotel operated by Aldar Hotels and Hospitality and one of
seven hotels opening on Yas Island for the 2009 Formula 1 Etihad
Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November. Lead architects for the
project are Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, founders and
principals of Asymptote Architecture.
The hotel features a gridshell structure, that
incorporates a striking veil of steel and glass featuring
programmed lighting and image sequences, which fuse the two
sections that span both the circuit and the marina. A bridge
stretches between the Main building and the Marina Tower,
enclosing a bar and restaurant with executive level bridge that
will house a rotating exhibition of contemporary artwork by
Emirati and GCC artists.
The Yas Hotel features 252 deluxe
and 247 executive rooms and suites all with views that
use innovative materials selected to ensure the design is both
progressive and comfortable.
The hotel’s two signature
presidential suites each measuring over 400sqm, feature original
contemporary artwork, a dedicated lift and enjoy full terrace
access and a lap pool. The suites also have a full chef’s kitchen
with a dining room accommodating up to 16 people.
hotel boasts 14 entertainment and dining options as well as a
total of 1625sqm in conference and banqueting space that includes
a ballroom. Other features include a luxury spa that reinterprets
the traditional hamam; a state-of-the-art gym and a metamorphic
roof space with lounge, café and pools.
The Yas Hotel will
also provide access to other recreational facilities in
phase 1 of Yas Island which include an 18-hole Links Championship
Golf Course and a 143 berth Marina. Other facilities opening at a
later stage include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the 350,000sqm
Yas Mall retail development.
Speaking at the launch of The
Yas Hotel, Paul Bell, Managing Director of Aldar Hotels &
“This unique development
is the perfect flagship for Aldar Hotels & Hospitality and
underlines our objective to become a significant force in
hospitality in the region. We look forward to welcoming our first
guests and showcasing The Yas Hotel to a worldwide audience at the
2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”
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