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Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel opens in Al Bateen Marina

Marriott International has launched its first Edition hotel brand in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Edition is located in the upscale new Al Bateen Marina area of the emirate. The luxury hotel has 198 guest rooms and suites and 57 serviced apartments, as well as a lavish spa and multiple restaurants including three fronted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Aitken.

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Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi opens in Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels has officially opened the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Located in the Capital Gate Building which is known as the “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi” because the building leans to the side at an 18-degree incline. The hotel has 189 guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, and facilities including the Rayana Spa and a permanent art gallery.

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Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi wins coveted World Luxury Hotel Award

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has been named as the global winner of the "Luxury Banquet/Event Hotel" category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The upscale hotel has 527 guest rooms and suites and caters well for business travellers. One of the property's highlights is its glass-panelled Skydome foyer that spans 2,000 square metres and is perfect for exhibitions, and car and product launches.

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Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel to cease operations under Hilton Brand by end of 2018

An iconic luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi will no longer carry the Hilton name by the end of 2018. Hilton Abu Dhabi has been part of the global Hilton chain for 45 years, and it was the first international chain hotel to open in Abu Dhabi. It is not yet known which hotel operator will take over the running of the luxury hotel, which sits on the city's picturesque Corniche.

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Rixos Saadiyat Island opens in Abu Dhabi

Rixos Hotels has announced it has opened its first all-inclusive resort in Abu Dhabi. The award-winning Turkish hotel group launched the Rixos Saadiyat Island last week. The property has 378 guest rooms, suites and villas, many of which have direct access to the beach, plus ten restaurants and bars, a Club House, a Kids' Club and a Turkish-inspired spa.

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Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences Abu Dhabi honoured at Arabian Travel Awards 2018

The Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences has been named as the Best Luxury and MICE Hotel at the Arabian Travel Awards 2018. The luxury hotel sits on a private beach in the Abu Dhabi and has 677 guest rooms, suites and residences. Upscale facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, a Moroccan Spa, several dining options, and conference and events facilities.

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Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Hotels offer unlimited Warner Bros World Package in Abu Dhabi

The Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi have launched a new summer package that gives its guests unlimited access to the newly-opened Warner Bros World theme park. The luxury package includes accommodation, breakfast and tickets to the huge indoor attraction for two adults and one child, as well as access to Yas Beach.

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Miral partners up with Microsoft to reshape Abu Dhabi’s theme park experience

The extensive hospitality and entertainment complex, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi will bring a heightened sense of comfort, convenience and fun to its visitors through a partnership with Microsoft. The two companies will collaborate on a project for digital transformation, which is set to make the Yas Island theme park experience truly remarkable and exciting.

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Abu Dhabi records increase in hotel guests in first five months of 2018

Abu Dhabi has recorded an increase of 4.9 percent in the number of hotel guests in the first five months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017. The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi has release new figures that show hotel occupancy rates averaging at 75 percent during the period between January and May this year. The majority of visitors originated from China.

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Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort set for November debut

A luxurious 293-room beachfront resort with a sustainable ethos will open on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island this winter season. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, run by the renowned UAE hotel chain Jumeirah, is set beside protected sand dunes and turtle nesting sites and aims to be eco-friendly and virtually plastic free.

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Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel opens in Al Bateen Marina

Marriott International has launched its first Edition hotel brand in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Edition is located in the upscale new Al Bateen Marina area of the emirate. The luxury hotel has 198 guest rooms and suites and 57 serviced apartments, as well as a lavish spa and multiple restaurants including three fronted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Aitken.

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi opens in Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels has officially opened the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Located in the Capital Gate Building which is known as the “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi” because the building leans to the side at an 18-degree incline. The hotel has 189 guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, and facilities including the Rayana Spa and a permanent art gallery.

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi wins coveted World Luxury Hotel Award

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has been named as the global winner of the "Luxury Banquet/Event Hotel" category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The upscale hotel has 527 guest rooms and suites and caters well for business travellers. One of the property's highlights is its glass-panelled Skydome foyer that spans 2,000 square metres and is perfect for exhibitions, and car and product launches.