The Abu Dhabi EDITION has everything you need for the perfect weekend escape, inviting luxury seekers to plan a dream itinerary to match your weekend mode.
What does the perfect weekend look like? For some, it’s laying poolside and catching rays. For others, it’s tucking into course upon course of delectable dishes. Then there’s unwinding with a lavish spa treatment, conversing over rooftop drinks, and pencilling in a luxurious lie-in.
Spend your summer weekends staycationing at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, and you’ll get a chance to experience all of the above in a setting that embodies contemporary luxury. Bringing together the flair of boutique hotels with Ian Schrager’s influence and the grandeur of global hoteliers Marriott International, the outcome is a sleek design with striking structures and artistic finishes. And with Louvre Abu Dhabi, Yas Island and Saadiyat Beach nearby, activities for culture vultures and adventure seekers and never far away.
Take advantage of the EDITION Weekend staycation offer this summer – complete with a Deluxe Marina Room with a balcony, breakfast, choice of brunch, early check-in and late checkout from only AED 1,300 – and you can tailor-make your very own idyllic weekend.
Kick back and cool off poolside
Boasting sunbathing-worthy temperatures all year round, a chilled pool is a UAE staycation essential. With its scenic yet, secluded setting – nestled within the Marsa al Bateen Marina, with striking skyline views in the distance – The Abu Dhabi EDITION is well worthy of an all-day retreat, even in the height of summer. Not just heat-liberating and visually pleasing, pool-goers will zone out of email-related stress as soon as they’re greeted with the chilled out tunes, refreshing drink mixes and shaded waterside cabanas.
Take your pick of the brunch
Not one, not two, but three splendid brunch options are open to hotel guests. First comes Friday Brunch at Oak Room, the award-winning steakhouse headed up by chef Tom Aikens. Recently, the highly regarded restaurant ranked within the top three in the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in the Middle East’ category of World Traveller Middle East Awards 2021. Warm, sophisticated interiors invite fine food connoisseurs to melt into their surroundings as they carve into speciality meat cuts, tuck into British culinary delights and sip on crafted beverages.
Or maybe it’s flavours of the Mediterranean you’ve been meditating on all week long? Opt for The Weekend Spritz at Alba Terrace and spend the afternoon indulging in seasonal dishes cooked up in a wood-fired oven, and drink mixes inspired by the Amalfi coast.
Activate weekend mode fully by heading to ANNEX’s Amapiano Brunch, where you can seek out free-flowing beverages and bites as you zone into a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music. Carrying this soundtrack into Friday night, ANNEX transforms into a relaxed club setting by sunset, with a different vibe on each of its three storeys.
Set your sights on gold at EDITION Spa
Switching gears before it unfolds, or recovering as it winds down, a visit to EDITION Spa during your weekend is a must. Not your standard spa, guests are welcomed with a Himalayan Singing Bowl experience – a practice believed to inspire healing on a cellular level, with brain wave altering sound vibrations.
Then it’s onto one of the seven relaxation suites inviting guests to experience customised treatments. Go for gold with two luxury offerings – the Golden Body Treatment and the NANO Gold Repair facial. The former heals and nourishes skin by first administrating a cleansing scrub using golden sugars before massaging in fragrant body oil fused with anti-inflammatory gold particles. Then for a golden glow, embark on the 60-minute facial boasting repairing, firming, lifting and calming benefits.
Feel fully rested with a great night’s sleep
From the beautiful location, stunning interiors, stylish restaurants and relaxation-inducing leisure facilities – it’s no surprise the 198 guest rooms and suites bring all these elements together in perfect (sleep-inducing) harmony. EDITION Hotels’ signature sleek design is fused with an interpretation of the local heritage of the UAE, such as a colour palette that reflects the landscape and artwork that showcases it. Truly unwind with a soak in a marble bathtub (filled with bubbles created by the custom-scented toiletries), then fall into a blissful sleep on the soft linen bedding. Mornings, meanwhile, were made for taking in the serenity of the surrounding waters from the guestroom balconies.
Whether experiencing all it has to offer, or tailor making an itinerary to suit you, The Abu Dhabi EDITION is the place to be for a blissful weekend escape this summer.