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Rosewood Announces Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Apr. 20, 2009
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Mubadala Development Company are pleased to announce that they have executed agreements for Rosewood to manage a new luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates currently being developed by Mubadala. Opening in 2013, Rosewood Abu Dhabi will be located on Al Maryah Island, the core of Abu Dhabi's new Central Business District between the prestigious commercial development Sowwah Square and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi will be a landmark five-star high-rise hotel and residences with extensive amenities featuring a variety of signature restaurants that will highlight global cuisine and all-day dining offerings. The hotel will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, an 18,000-square-foot beauty, wellness and fitness retreat. Rosewood Abu Dhabi will be the fourth Middle East property managed by Rosewood, the others include Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi will offer 189 spacious guest rooms and suites. The iconic tower will also include 140 serviced residences, all with access to Rosewood's world-class service. The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower, comes from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-story tower will be a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest movement in this vibrant city, and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.
The hotel complex will offer restaurants, superb shopping and stunning views of the water. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi will encompass Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location.
Al Maryah Island, Mubadala's premier commercial real estate development, will feature more than six million square feet of office, hotel and retail amenities. Al Maryah Island will be home to the distinctive new headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange which will be surrounded by four high rise office towers, totaling more than three million square feet of dedicated office space. There will be several other residential communities on Al Maryah Island perfectly situated to take advantage of the island's amenities and attractions. Al Maryah Island will emerge as the commercial and financial heart of Abu Dhabi and the region by providing a sophisticated environment for leading local, regional and international companies.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi will redefine luxury in the city. The hotel's interiors, designed by the award-winning firm BBG-BBGM, will warmly welcome guests in the lobby which will be bordered on one side with a flowing water feature and on the other with a dramatic wall of art to draw guests into the space with warm tones, clean lines and sleek materials. The sophisticated design is juxtaposed with comfortable furnishings and flowing fabrics in warm colors reminiscent of a local souk. Throughout the hotel, traditional Middle Eastern textiles and details are complimented with modern lines and sleek architectural elements. The hotel design is a study in contrasts and will set the standard for luxury design in Abu Dhabi.
Founded in 1979, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda and Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort in Mexico. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment – available exclusively at select properties. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense® spa, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.
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