ROSEWOOD Abu Dhabi
Continuing exploring the architectural design behind some of the most well designed projects, we stop at Abu Dhabi, the capital of the lavish nation of the Emirates.
Since his opening, Rosewood Abu Dhabi has marked the first presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in the United Arab Emirates. Defining new standards, this five-star hotel offers locals and tourists a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of city. Featuring 154 spacious guestrooms and 35 suites, the iconic tower also includes 131 serviced residences, all with access to world-class services.
The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower is derived from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-story hotel is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass, which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest the movement in this vibrant city and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s interior, designed by the award-winning firm HOK former BBG-BBGM, warmly welcomes guests. The lobby is bordered, on one side, with a flowing water feature and, on the other, with a dramatic wall of art to draw guests into the space with warm tones, clean lines and sleek materials.
The sophisticated design is juxtaposed with comfortable furnishings and flowing fabrics in warm colors reminiscent of a local souk, an open-air marketplace. The interiors have an air of understated elegance, with exquisite materials such as Italian marbles, Vitrum touch panels and the advanced room management technology by VDA.
Throughout the hotel, traditional Middle Eastern textiles and details are complemented with modern lines and sleek architectural elements. The hotel design is a study in contrasts and sets the standard for luxury design in Abu Dhabi.
Offering 9 restaurants, superb shopping and stunning views of the water, the hotel complex provides a sophisticated environment for both business and leisure. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi encompasses Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location.
Architects: Handle Architects
Designers: HOK formed BBG-BBM
Lights: Lasvit & Preciosa Lighting