Boasting of stunning views and lots of glamour, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi reflects everything the city stands for – opulence, grandeur and traditional hospitality. With world class restaurants, a great location, amazing amenities and a fabulous spa, the hotel is sure to appeal to international travellers as well as to visitors from all over the country looking for a luxurious getaway in the capital. It is located between the 33rd and 50th floors on one of the buildings in NationTowers. Special mention has to be given to the hotel’s trademark Butler service that is provided to all the guests staying at the hotel. Upon entering my room I was in awe of the rich drapes, super comfy bed and luxurious furniture. Looking out the windows, I was greeted with excellent views of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, which was truly breathtaking. The hotel offers everything from world class gym and pool facilities at the Nation Riviera Beach Club to Rhodes 44, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes restaurant in the capital. You can also head to their signature Remède Spa for some rejuvenating massages and treatments. All this and more makes the hotel one of Abu Dhabi’s most sought after places to stay in.
Nation Rivera Beach Club
The hotel has an impressive pool along with great health club facilities and a private beach right opposite the Abu Dhabi Corniche. A tunnel from within the hotel connects you to the beach club and its wonderful amenities. It also features the Treasure Island, which is built in the shape of a pirate boat, and is a great hit with the kids. I had a fun time sitting back and relaxing by the pool side and later retreated to the beach for a day of sun and sea at its best.
Acclaimed British chef Gary Rhodes restaurant is a true delight; with its lush interiors and excellent food, it is a must visit. I opted for their Saturday BBQ, which was a true feast with a variety of chicken, lamb and fish being barbequed to perfection. They also had delicious veggies and corn on the cob. Even after being too full after devouring all these delights, the ice cream trolley passed by and we just couldn’t say no to a yummy chocolate ice cream in a chocolate coated cone. Delish!
The restaurants warm wooden tones were truly inviting so was its exciting menu that serves up regional specialities from Tuscany. The staff was friendly and recommended the grilled rack of lamb with rosemary and mint, which was a true revelation was truly fulfilling. We also sampled their vegetarian pizza which was served fresh from the oven and just melted in our mouths.
The spa here is a true vacation for the mind. It’s a wonderfully luxurious facility with plenty of spce to really chill out. There’s also a separate area for women that includes a fully equipped gym and a pool deck along with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. Ny 60 minute massage was truly relaxing. The therapist used different aromatherapy blends all over my body and made a series of flowing movements along all of the body’s pressure points. The process greatly helped in relieving tension and induced a deep state of tranquillity. I came out in a state of total bliss.
INFO: Room rate starting from Dhs700, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers Abu Dhabi, +971 2 694 4444, www.stregisabudhabi.com