Marriott International’s W Hotels has announced its debut in Abu Dhabi. Set up in the bustling entertainment epicentre of the UAE capital, W Abu Dhabi boasts being the only hotel in the world to be located on a Grand Prix racetrack. This is the second W Hotels property  in the UAE after W Dubai.

Commenting on this new opening, Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide said, “W Hotels seeks dynamic destinations that are multi-dimensional and ever-evolving, and Abu Dhabi, with its cultural DNA that honors a millennium of tradition while boldly embracing what’s new and next, is an ideal fit for the brand.

“The arrival of W in Abu Dhabi marks a new chapter for both the brand and the capital. While paying tribute to the essence and spirit of the city, the hotel creates a modern, energetic and stylish escape unlike anything else.”

W Abu Dhabi, a 15-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, offers easy access to the popular Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Marina. The hotel is also close to other renowned tourist spots such as Ferrari World, Warner Brothers Studios and Yas Mall.

The architecture is inspired by traditional and artistic elements, highlight the natural beauty of the emirate. Symmetry, intricate detail, parallel beams and optical illusions can be seen across the interiors.

There are 499 guest rooms and suites opening to stunning views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina. Their accommodation highlight is the 409 sqm EWOW Suite that comes with a private lap pool, a sauna and a 180-degree views of Yas Island.

One of their key dining offerings include Garage comprising five unique concepts — Steam Table serving noodles and dumplings, Nikkei House offering Peruvian/ Japanese cuisine, Mezza Bar focusing on Lebanese mezze, Meat Vault offering grilled cuts, and Tart Van for delectable tarts. Enjoy an authentic Italian fare at Amici or unwind at the W Lounge.