A superior staycation

WT Writer
Nov 1, 2018
Elevate your staycation experience at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, which invites you to enjoy 48 hours of next-level luxury


Blending more than 100 years of St. Regis tradition with authentic Arabian hospitality, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is perfectly placed for a luxurious weekend away. Located at the heart of the city, on the corniche, the hotel is famous for its Superior Sea View rooms overlooking the sparkling Arabian Gulf. You can arrive in style, calling upon the services of your private butler – a signature service of St. Regis properties around the world – to help you settle in, including getting you swiftly unpacked.

Make sure you’re booked in for the sumptuous Friday Brunch at The Terrace on the Corniche, which takes place from 12.30pm to 4pm, and indulge in a seemingly infinite selection of the freshest seafood, sushi, foie gras, fine grilled cuts and more. Many of the dishes are prepared while you wait, offering an up-close glimpse of the skilled chef’s at work. And with dedicated dessert, cheese and chocolate rooms, we highly recommend that you save some space for dessert.


Once your royal feast has drawn to a close, you can retire to your room or keep the party going at Crystal Lounge. Situated on the mezzanine level above the grand staircase, this bar is a draw card for design enthusiasts, with its elegant blown glass chandelier, which you can admire as you sip a fine vintage.


After a restorative night’s sleep, throw back the curtains to reveal sun-drenched views of the corniche through floor-to-ceiling windows. Make the most of the early morning rays Nation Riviera Beach Club, which boasts its own private stretch of sand. Sequester yourself away in a secluded cabana, take a dip in the infinity pool and quench your thirst at the swim-up pool bar.


Younger guests are in for some fun at the Treasure Island Children’s Club, which is designed as a mock pirate ship complete with fully-supervised activities including their very own swimming pool and water slide.


At lunchtime, you can savour fine Italian fare at Villa Toscana, which shines a light on regional specialities from Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna.


Before you leave, squeeze in some pampering at Remède Spa, which is sure to impress with its peronalised service, from tailoring treatments to suit your needs to delivering bubbly and truffles as you emerge from your treatment. We rate The Remède Customised Massage, which teams aromatherapy blends and warm paraffin with a variety of techniques to achieve a deep sense of relaxation.

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