It’s minutes from the bustle of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, but beyond pristine white sands inviting enough for turtles to nest in, the new Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas could be worlds away. Generous rooms, sumptuous F&B and stylish architecture come with the brand, but there’s also reassuring sensitivity — a raised wooden walkway to the beach tucks turtles out of harm’s way.
The rooms blend modern and Arabic décor, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an oversized balcony. Tech includes a 42-inch TV, iPod docking station and the regulation Nespresso machine. All villas and suites feature a plunge pool.
Among the F&B venues, the atmospheric Beach House, serving Mediterranean cuisine, stands apart. The library-styled tea lounge — called, well, The Library — is cosy. Atarmia Spa delivers opulent treatments, using everything from attar to diamond dust and caviar.
The Park Hyatt sits by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, on 9km of environmentally protected natural sand on Saadiyat Island, not far from Yas Marina Circuit. Saadiyat is the Abu Dhabi of tomorrow, set to become an arts and culture hub with the Guggenheim and the Louvre. Go while it’s still quiet. And watch out for the turtles. Contact +971-2-4071234, abudhabi.park.hyatt.com