First view: Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

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    Thanks for posting the link, uggboy.
     
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    Thanks for your compliments cennas, hope you like what you see from this new hotel?
     
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    Looks very nice and modern while being distinctively Arabic at the same time. I'm still waiting for my first stay at a PH, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. :)
     
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    Hope so too, Park Hyatt's are wonderful properties, we have stayed in Tokyo, Seoul and Hamburg with them.:) Definitely worth the wait, money and journey!:)
    Indeed, seeing the photos, a great Abu Dhabi addition and would like to stay there too at some stage.:)
     
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    There is a brand new St Regis opening in the vicinity too
     
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    Indeed, it is the direct neighbor of the Park Hyatt! Now I wonder which one is better in building up a brand new resort?

    [ We shall not forget, originally the Park Hyatt was planned to be a JW Marriott Resort ]
     
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    Photos on our website driven2travel. Let me know if you're interested in attending the event!

    Hotel
    The hotel is situated on Saadiyat Island and boasts a beautiful 9 km long completely natural beach. In contrast with many sites in The UAE, the natural environment has been well preserved and adds enormously to the amenity. We had overflown this area on the way home from Muscat to London via AUH and so had glimpsed the coastline, but were not prepared for the delight of discovering that special vivid clear aquamarine water. It really felt like the Indian Ocean at it's sparkly best, there are even turtles which nest here. We were also delighted to be informed that dolphins pass the beach, usually twice a day.

    The hotel is located 5 km from the city centre and 15 km from Hyatt Capital Gate. It is large for a Park Hyatt, with 306 rooms, suites and villas. However, don't let the size put you off. The hotel is tastefully decorated (as you would expect for a Park Hyatt) with clean lines, and feels very luxurious. The lobby is a cool respite from the summer heat of Abu Dhabi and is designed with many different seating options, along with relaxing water features.

    Rooms
    Rooms at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi start at a generous 50 square metres, most with a sea-view. All rooms have a Nespresso coffee machine and iPod dock. Each room offers a private balcony, equipped with table and chairs, ideal for in-room breakfast or for enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine.

    The sea-view king room is the standard upgrade for diamond members, and is identical to the standard room, except for the view. The room is spacious and perfectly adequate for a couple, with a chaise longue seating area and desk space. The piece de resistance is a fantastic bathroom complete with large rain shower, separate soaking tub and his-and-hers sinks.

    Although the sea-view King room we viewed was a great hotel room, after seeing the suite, we would strongly recommend upgrading. The rooms in the suite were spacious, from the large living area to the airy bedroom. Again, the highlight of the room was a huge bathroom with a walk-in wardrobe space and the features of the standard bathroom (beautiful bath, great rain shower, double sinks) in the largest bathroom I have seen. This suite featured a large terrace with day beds, complete with a sea-view from one side, and a long balcony accessible from both living and sleeping areas.

    Additional amenities included for suite guests include a bottle of wine and some snacks.
    Spa and Leisure
    Atarmia Spa offers a range of treatments based on four philosphies - Brilliance (focussed on detoxifying and brighteneing), Opulence (treatments using luxurious products such as caviar and diamonds), Majestic (designed to energise and revive) and Lustrous (aimed at replenishing and soothing). Treatments are reasonably priced, although you do of course pay a premium for location. The couple's treatment room includes a steam room and jacuzzi, which we definitely look forward to using when we stay in the hotel. In addition, many of the treatment rooms have terraces, enabling an outdoor massage. The spa has luxurious changing rooms including a jacuzzi and sauna.

    The view from the lobby across the main swimming pool to the beach beyond is bound to put a smile on your face. Loungers project over the swimming pool in pairs and there are small plunge pools with loungers by the side of the main pool, ideal for couples.
    Dining
    The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi offers a range of dining options: The Cafe serves Middle Eastern dishes; the Park Bar and Grill is an informal fine-dining restaurant offering charcoal-grilled meats and fish, as well as a selection of Asian dishes; the Library serves afternoon tea, and the Beach House offers Mediterranean style cuisine, served in sharing portions.

    We were lucky enough to be invited to lunch at the Beach House, and we were very impressed with the quality of the food, from quinoa salads to fresh mussels and sesame crusted tuna. The sundried tomato, feta cheese and rucola salad was especially good, although the king prawns were the highlight of the meal - large, juicy and delicious.

    During Ramadan, the hotel does not serve alcohol during daylight hours and a reduced number of restaurants are open. However, in the evening, they offer a fantastic Iftar buffet with traditional Arabic Meze, international favourites and desserts.

    Summary
    We look forward to staying in the hotel next time we visit Abu Dhabi (hopefully a suite will be available using a diamond upgrade certificate) and hope to experience the spa and the other restaurants. The hotel is a beautiful retreat and a great place to relax.
     
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    Thanks for this, I have a stay here planned (using confirmed suite upgrade :) )
     

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