By Andy Sambidge
The St Regis Abu Dhabi boasts the world's highest suspended suite, Gary Rhodes restaurant
St Regis Hotels and Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has announced the debut of its latest property to open in Abu Dhabi.
Located on the Corniche of the UAE capital, The St Regis Abu Dhabi is the third St Regis hotel to open in the Middle East since the brand was introduced to the region in 2011.
"We are proud to unveil The St Regis Abu Dhabi, and we look forward to offering the bespoke guest experiences and unparalleled luxury for which the St. Regis brand is renowned," said Oliver Key, general manager.
The hotel includes the world's highest suspended suite, the first Gary Rhodes restaurant in the emirate, he added.
The St Regis Abu Dhabi features 283 rooms, including 55 suites, all offering panoramic waterfront views of the Arabian Gulf.
The extravagant Abu Dhabi Suite is the world's highest suspended hotel suite - loftily positioned 200 metres above ground between the two towers.
The 1,085 square metre suite combines features cascading strands of crystals, 24-carat gold leaf accents, leather wall tiles, jewel-toned velvet upholstered walls and intricate glass mosaic patterns.
It also includes three bedrooms, a grand majlis with a soaring ceiling, private elevator access, spa and movie theatre, as well as a kitchen, dining room and a fully-equipped gym.
The hotel offers eight culinary venues including Rhodes 44, which marks the first restaurant in Abu Dhabi by famed Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes.