Marriott has expanded its Luxury Collection
portfolio with the addition of Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa in
Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE.
Just a 30-minute drive from the
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the resortís 103 guest rooms and villas
feature traditional flourishes, mashrabiya detailing, and Bedouin
accessories. The villas feature
private plunge pools and a patio that boasts views of
the surrounding desert.
ďWe are delighted to welcome Al Wathba, Desert
Resort & Spa to our ensemble of hotels that define the destination
and offer our global explorers an authentic desert experience
alongside warm Arabian hospitality,Ē said Guido De Wilde, Chief
Operating Officer, Middle East, Marriott International. ďAbu
Dhabiís legacy as an international cultural destination with a
rich history and heritage, together with the diversity of its
dramatic landscapes, offers a unique opportunity for us to guide
our guests on transformative journeys that touch their spirits and
enrich their lives.Ē
dining venues and bars lend themselves to a range of unique
epicurean experiences. Bait Al Hanine offers a wide selection of Lebanese classics, for all-day
dining. Al Mabeet features authentic Emirati cuisine in an
understated desert setting. Hayaakom, a Bedouin inspired lounge
serves afternoon tea and sandwiches. Terra Secca is a trattoria-style,
classic Italian restaurant that offers guests a theatrical view of
the kitchen and chefs. Al Mesayan, an intimate rooftop bar serves
as an ideal spot for stargazing or dune watching, while Panache offers a relaxed pool respite.
Nestled within a picturesque garden, the hotelís
spa features 11 treatment rooms and
relaxation areas that include a healing crystal salt sauna, traditional Turkish hammam, unique cryo experience, an open-air
yoga pavilion, invigorating ice shower as well as steam rooms,
plunge pools, and snow caves.
Al Wathba Desert Resort
& Spa joins The Luxury Collection brandís rapidly growing
portfolio in the UAE which includes other hotels such as Al Maha,
a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, Grosvenor House, a
Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai and Ajman Saray, a Luxury
Collection Resort, Ajman.
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