The Abu Dhabi EDITION opened and is the first EDITION property in the Middle East. The hotel features 198 guest rooms and suites as well as 57 exclusive residences. Located on a prime site on the Al Bateen peninsula, 20 minutes from The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the beaches of Saadiyat, and just 35 minutes from Yas Island, the property offers views of the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and the activity of the buzzing adjacent marina.
Designed throughout by Ian Schrager Company and Wimberly Interiors, the cavernous five-story lobby contains a dramatic, curved atrium with a sinuously shaped balustrade, echoing the movement of the water and mirroring the marine narrative of the development. The exceptional lounge area features a large-scale kinetic art installation In 20 Steps designed by the world-renowned art collective Studio Drift , produced by Czech glass company, Lasvit. The installation pays tribute to evolution and humanity's desire to fly, spanning across the whole length of the space above the lounge and is made from a number of glass cylinders, each connected by metal joints and suspended from the ceiling by a series of strings that enable the artwork to move.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION has three signature restaurants created by world renowned chef Tom Aikens, famed for being the youngest chef to ever have been awarded two Michelin stars. Just off the lobby, guests will find Market at EDITION, an imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Oak Room is a traditional English oak-paneled restaurant, celebrating world-class ingredients with British rock 'n' roll flair. Private dining is also available at Oak Room, with a 10-person room available for group bookings. Opposite the entrance to Oak Room, the secluded sophistication of Library Bar awaits.
Over on the Marina side of the hotel, Aikens has created a serene, coastal Mediterranean-style restaurant, Alba Terrace, that transcends day-to-night, offering the finest locally sourced coffee, light lunches and sharing plates to linger over whilst bathing in the natural sunlight that streams into the space through the folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
When the sun sets, the hotel's distinct, stand-alone social space comes to life. ANNEX, opening in late 2018, offers a unique, three-floor space to socialize. This societal gathering space allows guests to choose between a sophisticated al-fresco experience at the rooftop garden bar and a more refined social gathering space in the Den on the floor below
The hotel's forum, a grand, elegant ballroom which measures an expansive 7,000 square feet with seating for 450 guests, can be accessed directly from both the hotel and the street. This private event space also houses a pre\-function area as well as an executive boardroom, meeting rooms and business center.
Information based off a news release from Marriott Hotels & Resorts.