A perfect staycation

SPONSORED: In need of a luxurious mini-break? Well then, pack your overnight bag, get in your car and drive into the magnificent design-led Abu Dhabi EDITION.

Centuries before the Al Bateen could become the affluent, upscale marina area it is today, it was a fishing village. Being one of the oldest inhabited areas of Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen was home to fishermen and dhow builders. Today, it’s home to high-rise hotels with family beaches lining the elegant Corniche promenade.

That’s where The Abu Dhabi EDITION stands out. Located along the Al Bateen peninsula overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The Abu Dhabi EDITION brings hotelier Ian Schrager’s vision of luxury to life. The pioneering design shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the EDITION brand. The Abu Dhabi EDITION is understated in its charisma, which exudes both striking style and modern ease.

While it’s facade is a nod to Al Bateen’s dhow-making history, it’s the sumptuous food that has got us very excited.  Heightened dining experiences are fundamental to EDITION hotels, and The Abu Dhabi EDITION, featuring three signature restaurants with menus created by world-renowned British Michelin star chef Tom Aikens, is no different. At the entrance of the hotel, Market at EDITION is a health-conscious fashionista’s dining utopia. By the pool and overlooking the Marina, Alba Terrace brings day-to-night, with authentic Mediterranean flavours. And finally, the oak-paneled crown jewel, Oak Room, with its rock ‘n’ roll themed art – and succulent cuts – is what meat lovers live for

The Abu Dhabi EDITION has something for everybody. That makes it ideal for the upcoming 5-day National Day weekend. Despite catering to such a diverse audience, there’s always a sense of exclusivity for guests of the EDITION. With 198 guest rooms and 57 exclusively serviced residences, the Abu Dhabi EDITION is like your home away from home. The muted tones of beige, brown and cream help make just about anyone feel comfortable, while the staff is super efficient to the point you’ll wish you lived in the hotel for good.

Pampering at the EDITION Spa’s seven treatment rooms will help get rid of any residue of stress that has followed you there. In addition to the treatment rooms, there are two hammams, a facial room and a couple’s massage room, complete with a private relaxation area. As always, the service is top-notch with each guests’ experience tailored to their specific needs. In addition to wellness, there’s also grooming amenities for guests to take advantage of. The ladies area houses a beauty salon and relaxation lounge, while the men’s area features the barbershop, Chaps &Co.

And why stop there? Be sure to enter the Peruvian-inspired Annex, Abu Dhabi’s only multi-level social space offering an array of dining and entertaining experiences. Dancing the night away to the lively DJ music at the Annex Club on the ground floor comes recommended.

What are you waiting for? It has everything you deserve it and more.

To make a reservation call (02) 2080000 or visit editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi. Check out editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi/specialoffers, too.

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