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The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

April 23, 2010 by

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel is a 499-room, 5-star, luxury modern hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Situated overlooking the Marina, it is the world’s first hotel to be over a Formula-1 motor racing circuit. Built as a world-class combination of design and hostality excellence, the Yas Hotel is one of the most breath-taking hotels anywhere in the world.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

With so much construction in this part of the Middle East in recent years, it’s not surprising that we are seeing the world’s most talented architects and designers plying their trade in either Dubai or the United Arab Emirates. That said, it’s still relatively infrequent that we see a new building with both interior and exterior so stunning and innovative that the design world sits up and takes notice. That’s very much the case with The Yas Hotel.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi is big by modern luxury hotel standards, boasting 500 rooms, state-of-the-art spa and gym, conference and event facilities, and world-class dining in one of its seven restaurants.

Designed by New York architecture firm Asymptote Architecture, with a team lead by designers Lisa Ann Coutoure and Hani Rashid that reads more like a role of lengthy film credits than a project team, it is a hotel of innovative futuristic design and palatial proportions.

It opened on November 3, 3009, its timing coinciding with the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 motorsport Grand Prix event to ensure it received maximum exposure from the sporting events worldwide audience. And, it didn’t disappoint – just take a look at these amazing pictures.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The hotel design is visually stunning, with two 12-story towers that are connected by a glass bridge lit by ever-changing colored LEDs. The main structure has a fluid skin of steel that gives it a space-age and futuristic look – and if this is the future, let’s usher it in with haste!

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The rooms are luxuriously appointed and so chic and modern in design it has to be one of the hottest properties (if not the hottest) we have ever seen. Accomodations come in several options:

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Suites

Executive Rooms

Executive Suites

Yas Grand Suites

Marina Executive Suites

Presidential Suites (Duplex Suites) 

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel offers unmatched dining at 14 restaurants and lunges within the hotel, many of which offer international cuisine by award-winning chefs.

In addition to its close proximity to Abu Dhabi city center, with its shopping and business districts, the Yas Hotel is only minutes from the Middle East’s first 18-hole links golf course.

This hotel is enough to set the heart racing, so for those needing downtime for relaxation and wellness, the Yas Hotel features ESPA – a world-class spa facility with 10 treatment rooms inspired by a traditional Turkish Hamam.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The property is owned and operated by Aldar Properties PJSC, of Abu Dhabi (just as a point of interest, Abu Dhabi is widely considered to be the richest city in the world, which is an apt for a building such as this). We think that for anyone looking for an exotic destination with world-class shopping, location on a marina and unmatched climate and hospitality, this is a must-stay experience for the ChicTraveler. My final words are simply this: WOW!

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