Viceroy selected to operate Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

26th Jul 2011
Viceroy selected to operate Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading property development company, has selected Viceroy Hotel Group to operate the Yas Hotel.

Situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the location is considered to be one of the Emirate’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations.

The hotel will officially transition to Viceroy management immediately.

The Yas Hotel boasts 499 luxury rooms, with 75 suites, each at 531 square feet and above.

The spaces are contemporary, fitted with custom-built pieces of furniture and specially made fabrics. 

Floor to ceiling glass panels are installed throughout the guest accommodations, allowing for superb views of the water in the bedroom and natural light to filter in to the rain showers in the bathroom.

Located at the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Yas Hotel welcomed its first guests for the inaugural race in 2009. 

At that time, the property unveiled its unique design with incredible LED shroud, programmed to change colours and shades in different parts of the hotel.

Since then, the Yas Hotel has developed a reputation as one of the most iconic luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, with world class amenities including a state of the art gym, luxury spa, two rooftop pools, eight international restaurants, two bars and ten meeting and board rooms. 

The hotel has welcomed guests for high-level governmental meetings, awards ceremonies and corporate conferences as well as being recognized as the World’s Best New Hotel at the World Travel Awards in 2010.

“We are thrilled to add this incredible property to our expanding portfolio of luxury hotels,” said Brad Korzen, chief executive of Viceroy Hotel Group.

“Abu Dhabi’s world-renowned opulence and lavishness precisely mirrors the mission and aesthetic of the Viceroy brand. 

“We are so excited to continue to develop our presence internationally.”


Also in the Middle East today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Abu Dhabi.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Abu Dhabi.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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