Rosewood Abu Dhabi 223
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Rosewood Abu Dhabi is an ultra-luxury
As guests enter the hotel, a pair of full-height
resident to personalize a space that is already
ﬁve-star hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s new
wood-framed doors evokes a sense of
unique. Smooth surfaces are juxtaposed with
central business district on Al Maryah Island.
historical drama. A water feature spills out
textured design elements such as leather wall
The design creates a distinct, personalized
into the entry court in a refreshing, directional
treatments and patterned screens, creating a
luxury lifestyle experience that captures the
gesture that gently guides guests through
spatially dynamic and tactile atmosphere.
essence of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’
the space, releasing them at the reception
“Sense of Place” philosophy.
and concierge area.
Interior spaces take cues from the local
The design of the interior encourages a
pottery reinforces the indigenous expression
topography and culture, merging the
free ﬂow of movement between key living
of the public spaces.
vastness of the desert’s white sand dunes
zones, promoting a relaxed experience. Full-
with the crystal blue of the Arabian Sea. The
height windows bring unique views into
sleek, modern aesthetic creates a feeling of
every guestroom, offering panoramas of
understated opulence and elegance.
the city and sea.
With a backdrop of the surrounding waterways
Guestroom furnishings echo the stylish
and sea beyond, the grand lobby greets
feel of the lobby while providing richer
guests as if they are royalty. Soft, tonal colors
details. Natural materials, including stone,
inspired by the textural essence of the
wood and glass, offer a contemporary,
desert landscape are balanced by bursts
sophisticated touch. Providing a choice of
of blues and greens.
fabrics, furnishings and artwork allows each
In the guestrooms, combining modern regional artwork with traditional accessories and
2014 design annual
1.1 million sq. ft. / 102,000 sq. m.