The Luxury Collection, which is part of Marriott International, has announced the launch of Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi.
The new property marks the debut of the portfolio in the UAE capital.
Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa features 103 guest rooms and joins The Luxury Collection brand’s portfolio in the UAE.
The portfolio includes hotels such as Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai and Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman.
Villas of the new property feature traditional Arabesque flourishes, mashrabiya detailing, and Bedouin accessories.
Marriott International Middle East chief operating officer Guido De Wilde said: “We are delighted to welcome Al Wathba, Desert Resort & Spa to our ensemble of hotels that define the destination and offer our global explorers an authentic desert experience alongside warm Arabian hospitality.
“Abu Dhabi’s legacy as an international cultural destination with a rich history and heritage, together with the diversity of its dramatic landscapes, offers a unique opportunity for us to guide our guests on transformative journeys that touch their spirits and enrich their lives.”
Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa provides six dining venues and bars: Bait Al Hanine, Al Mabeet, Hayaakom, Terra Secca, Al Mesayan, and Panache.
The hotel’s spa is located within a picturesque garden and provides 11 treatment rooms. It also has relaxation areas including a healing crystal salt sauna, traditional Turkish hammam, cryo experience, an open-air yoga pavilion, ice shower.
Additionally, the spa has steam rooms, plunge pools, and snow caves.
Al Wathba is also home to diverse flora and fauna, including 4,000 flamingos.