The 11-storey green and blue wave-shaped glass building marks Rocco Forte Hotels' most architecturally bold property to date and its first opening outside Europe. Situated close to the downtown area and Yas Island, and inspired by the rolling sand dunes of the surrounding desert and waves of the Arabian Gulf, the design blends European sophistication with Arabic elements and sensibilities.
Opened 7 November
Owner Al Farida Investments Company
General manager Hagop Doghramadjian
Executive chef Paolo Verzeni
Interior designer Olga Polizzi
Facilities include seven bars and restaurants such as the art-deco inspired Oro Italian restaurant, Oceana Grill (seafood), Rouge (contemporary Japanese and Chinese), Brown's tea lounge and Blue cocktail bar; spa with 15 treatment rooms and outdoor swimming pool.
Rate from Dh1,200 (£209) including breakfast and a 15% discount on bars and restaurants (until 31 December)
Address Sh.Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, PO Box 2785, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone 00 971 2 617 0000