Millennium & Copthorne has revealed the soft opening of the highly anticipated Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi.
A new landmark on the capital’s ever-changing skyline, the iconic property is located on the exclusive corniche, next to the Presidential Palace.
Celebrating Arabic culture, in everything from the architecture and interior design to the authentic Arabian experiences, the property marks the second hotel opening from the group’s luxury portfolio, The Biltmore Collection.
Guests are welcomed by the sight of the magnificent lobby that creates a stunning sense of arrival.
The hotel comprises 677 sumptuously appointed guest rooms, suites and residences, many of which offer panoramic waterfront views of the Arabian Gulf.
Luxurious interiors were inspired by the region’s rich heritage, with a contemporary décor complemented by traditional Arabic touches, handcrafted furnishings and state-of-the-art facilities.
Introducing the hotel, Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president, Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East & Africa said: “We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the UAE with the opening of our flagship hotel in Abu Dhabi.
“Bab Al Qasr provides a luxury experience that captures the soul of Arabia and rich heritage of the region, ensuring every guest leaves with a remarkable story to tell.”
“We are immensely proud of our connection to Abu Dhabi and we are delighted to be expanding our luxury portfolio into the UAE capital,” Alzaabi continued.
“As a thriving cultural, commercial and leisure hub, we believe there continues to be a strong demand for high-end hospitality in the city and we are confident that Bab Al Qasr will resonate with global travellers and the region’s social elite.”
The hotel’s sophisticated culinary offering includes Artisan Kitchen, which serves seasonal cuisine from breakfast through to dinner, with outstanding chefs displaying their skills at live cooking stations featuring flavours and aromas from all corners of the globe.
Those looking for something lighter can choose Morjana, an Arabian inspired lounge which provides the perfect spot to meet over traditional afternoon tea, freshly made pastries and speciality tea and coffee.
Meanwhile the deli, Fresh Basil showcases a range of carefully selected products that can be delivered to guest rooms or residences, with a chef on hand to make recommendations.
Offerings include gourmet olives, world cheeses, luxury biscuits and homemade pies alongside freshly baked goods, a butchery counter and home-baked pizza.
Finally, due to open in early December, Limo will present Peruvian cuisine in a contemporary style, blending regional influences from Japan, China and Spain.
Impressive leisure facilities include a pristine stretch of private beach, infinity pool and upcoming private cabanas.
The luxurious spa harnesses the essence of Arabia with private relaxation areas and an extensive treatment menu incorporating Middle Eastern techniques, healing herbs and organic ingredients.
The hotel will also offer unrivalled events and conference facilities including 16 fully equipped meeting rooms and an opulent ballroom providing the perfect setting for corporate events, lively parties and spectacular weddings.
With over 30 properties in the pipeline, and one hotel currently opening every month, the group is firmly on track to have 100 hotels by 2020, positioning it as one of the region’s fastest growing hotel operator.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 120 hotels worldwide.
With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.
From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa.
Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners.
Millennium & Copthorne currently operates 27 hotels and aims to have 100 properties by 2020 for the MEA region.