Leading hoteliers are reporting a growing trend for ‘staycations’ in the UAE, with residents opting for the convenience of local luxury ahead of long vacations abroad. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is preparing for an influx of UAE residents and GCC travelers during what many would expect to be the region’s low season, as guests realize that prestigious UAE resorts offer an accessible and surprisingly affordable summer break when compared with destinations overseas.
Set on the pristine white natural beaches of Saadiyat and framed by the prestigious Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, the resort offers UAE residents and visitors an ideal haven for ultimate relaxation combined with bespoke services.
Redefining the timeless art of living, guests will have the opportunity to experience Mediterranean living complemented by the century-old St. Regis Butler Service, close to home, yet far away from the pressures of city life.
As a travel alternative, guests can escape the exorbitant costs of long hotel stays and high-taxed flights, and choose from one of the resort’s 377 luxurious guest rooms and suites that feature private terraces with expansive views of the Arabian Gulf, all offering high speed Wi-Fi.
“When planning a holiday, we often look past the wonderful places that are just on our doorstep, and which could be less stressful on our pockets. The resort is a secret hideaway in Abu Dhabi and a home away from home for elite travellers,” said Marwan Fadel, Area Director of Sales and Marketing at the hotel. “Our luxury surroundings, state-of-the-art amenities and distinctive St. Regis service contribute to every guests’ ideal staycation.”
A myriad of leisure and recreational facilities are available for guests to unwind with family, friends and loved ones, complemented by tantalizing leisure and culinary summer packages.
St. Regis guests can spend the day by one of the resort’s three outdoor pools or on the pristine private beach, and stay fit at the 3500sqm St. Regis Athletic Club, with facilities spread over two levels ensuring every fitness need is catered to.
For pure relaxation Iridium Spa offers divine treatments tailored to each guest, in a transcendental environment with a range of massages, facials and relaxation programs in addition to Hammam treatments.
For the golfing enthusiast, the ultra-luxury brand hotel and resort has earned a reputation for creating a world-class and bespoke golf experience, on Saadiyat Island, boasting three championship caliber courses.
As part of the St. Regis famed brand hallmarks of family traditions, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi’s attention to the finest detail extends to the youngest ones in the family, offering a range of amenities from child-sized robes and slippers and a step stool just for the little ones, to engaging activities.
Younger aficionados will take delight at The Sandcastle Kids Club, an adventurous and enchanting play area in a safe environment, featuring a children’s swimming pool, sandpit, board games, movie area and a nap zone for toddlers, all managed by the trained team at Sandcastle Club.
Catering to a family’s culinary needs are the resort’s award winning dining venues, which include Oléa, a Mediterranean-inspired all day dining restaurant offering complimentary breakfast with guests’ stays; Sontaya, a Southeast Asian restaurant; Turquoiz, a beach restaurant and lounge; and the fine dining 55&5th, The Grill. Dining options include special menus for children.
Conveniently located 10 minutes from the center of the UAE’s Capital, the resort offers thoughtfully tailored packages that provide families an eclectic selection of activities outside the resort grounds, ranging from exhilarating rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, creating a splash at Yas Waterworld, to learning more about falconry – a close-to-nature traditional aspect of UAE culture.
Guests also have access to a high-end retail and entertainment complex named ‘The Collection,’ which includes shops and restaurants in close proximity to the resort.