Anantara opens Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, the latest retreat from Anantara in the Middle East, blends a convenient urban location with an inspirational waterfront setting.
The third property from the brand in the UAE, the property located in Abu Dhabi city, and is part of an integrated marina, retail and residential destination, situated along a 1.2 km stretch of protected mangrove reserve.
Offering a scenic urban escape, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara provides the ideal location for business travellers, as well as a convenient break for guests en route to or returning from Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, located in the legendary Liwa Desert, and Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on stunning Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is twenty minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, seven minutes from Al Bateen Executive Airport and ten minutes from Abu Dhabi’s key business centres and downtown attractions.
Carefully designed to protect and enhance the precious natural mangrove setting, a celebration of Arabic architectural heritage is expressed in prestigious archways, mashrabiyas, intricate mosaics, solid timber and trellis work, as well as subtle touches of 18 carat gold.
Elegant grandeur is balanced by the warmth of traditional Arabic culture and Anantara’s renowned Asian hospitality.
Rich Emirati influences preside from the moment of arrival, with guests greeted in the lobby by a falconer, an offering of local dates and traditional local coffee, as well as sensual scents wafting from a burning bakhour.
Spread over five levels, 222 spacious guestrooms and suites are triple glazed to ensure a peaceful stay, and are designed to reflect the region’s regal opulence.
Most impressively, The Royal Mangroves Residence is one of the largest suites in the UAE.
Ideally suited to dignitaries and VIPs, this one-of-a-kind residence boasts up to ten bedrooms, a private ten metre rooftop pool with a swim-up bar, its own dedicated entrance and access to a limousine service, private chef, butler and a massage and beauty therapist.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara capitalises on its waterfront setting perfectly.
Guests can relax by the pool and soak up tranquil mangrove views.
The more energetic can take out a kayak and explore the lush mangrove reserve, or walk, jog and cycle along a promenade that borders the waterway all the way to central Abu Dhabi’s renowned Corniche area.
After a day of business deals or city exploration, guests return to enjoy a choice of five restaurants and bars, each offering a distinctive culinary experience.
For instance the signature restaurant Pachaylen creates authentic Thai cuisine.
Ingredients, the all-day dining venue, serves a delicious international and Middle Eastern menu.
The stylish rooftop lounge, Impressions, is an exclusive nightlife destination where guests can admire uninterrupted views of the mangroves, the twinkling lights of the city skyline, and also Saadiyat and Reem islands.
With a focus on indulgent relaxation, Anantara Spa pampers guests with journeys of therapeutic sensuality.
Designed with separate lobby entrances for men and women, ten single and double treatment suites are joined by a traditional Turkish hammam with two private scrub rooms, three Vichy shower rooms, an LPG room for lipomassage and endermologie, as well as a hair and beauty salon.
Choose from an extensive treatment menu which incorporates indigenous wellness wisdom, Asia’s timeless traditions and innovative contemporary techniques.
Anantara Spa’s lifestyle sanctuary also invites guests to enjoy yoga and pilates classes, and to workout in two state of the art gyms, with one reserved exclusively for ladies.
Anantara is presently in the running for the title of Asia’s Leading Resort Brand at the World Travel Awards.