The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi Luxury Hotel

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Rooms & Suites: 377

Opened February 15, 2012, the resort is poised to be Abu Dhabi's first true luxury-leisure haven.

Saadiyat Island is a beautiful natural island 20 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International airport and seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi. The pristine island overlooks pure white sand beaches and the warm azure seas of the Persian Gulf and is currently being transformed into the new cultural center of the Arabian world. By 2020, Saadiyat Island will have new Louvre and Guggenheim Museums as well as a world-class performing arts center and concert hall and a New York University campus. Each of the 377 luxurious guest rooms and suites feature private terraces offering panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. Ranging from intimate to extravagant, guests can choose from a variety of elegant suites including the lavishly-appointed two-story Royal Suite. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi also offers 33 St. Regis branded villas, 259 St. Regis branded residences and a high-end retail and entertainment complex named ‘The Collection,’ including shops and restaurants, which will become fully operational in stages throughout 2012. Following in the tradition of the St. Regis brand’s legendary New York hotel, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi features the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels including signature St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to global travellers. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customising each guest’s stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences. Featuring seven distinctive food and beverage venues, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi offers guests both indoor and alfresco dining options with beach-inspired décor and captivating ocean views of the Arabian Gulf. 55 & 5th The Grill is the resort’s signature restaurant, a classic grill and lounge inspired by the address of the original St. Regis New York. The Manhattan Lounge is inspired by the timeless customs and signature beverages reflecting New York’s elite society while The Drawing Room, the lobby lounge, celebrates the signature St. Regis Afternoon Tea ritual and offers a unique selection of beverages and snacks. Sontaya is a culinary mosaic of Southeast Asia with floating, glass-walled pavilions set amidst interconnected ponds and pools while Olea is the Mediterranean influenced venue is the resort’s all-day dining venue with indoor and alfresco options. Turquoiz, which will open later this year, is the resort’s beach restaurant and terrace offering a variety of freshly prepared seafood as well as a selection of light snacks in a vibrant setting and Sucré, the resort’s pastry shop that promises a seduction of the senses with handmade chocolates, delightful pastries and bespoke cakes. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi features the region’s first Iridium Spa, featuring 12 treatment rooms and three individually designed luxurious spa suites - Moroccan, Thai and Contemporary - each with private terraces and pools. Blending traditional remedies with modern technologies, the 3,500 square metre spa offers the brand’s signature therapies as well as customized therapies including Thai and Balinese speciality treatments. The resort also offers extensive leisure facilities for families including the athletic club, which offers 3,500 square metres of ultra-modern equipment, two tennis courts, two squash courts and five pools including a 25-metre indoor lap pool. The Sandcastle Club, the dedicated children’s club, caters to children ages 1 to 12 years old and offers both indoor and outdoor activities including an outdoor pool and access to the resort’s beach. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi offers extensive meeting, events and conference facilities including Abu Dhabi’s largest ballroom, The Regal Ballroom, as well as four meeting rooms and a business centre. The 3,000 square-metre Regal Ballroom is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and also features an outdoor terrace with seaside views, making it the perfect place to host a large private function or smaller, more intimate events. The Regal Ballroom also has a dedicated bridal arrival area complemented by a separate bridal salon with dressing and grooming areas.

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding


Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Airport Distance

20-30 minutes

High Season

November through April