Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator of luxury hotels and resorts is progressing swiftly with the completion of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. Occupying a prime position along a 1.2 kilometre stretch of Abu Dhabi’s protected Eastern Mangroves District, the new luxury five-star hotel will be home to the UAE’s largest Hammam and VIP suite, The Royal Mangroves Residence.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is situated just 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, making it the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers as well as residents of Abu Dhabi. A project wholly-owned by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa will be Anantara’s third property to open in the UAE. Its current portfolio includes the award-winning Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, located in the legendary Liwa Desert in the Empty Quarter and Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on Sir Bani Yas Island.
The new property forms part of an integrated hotel, marina, retail and residential destination, providing a luxury haven away from the bustle of city life in central Abu Dhabi. The hotel consists of 222 hotel rooms and suites across five levels, three themed food and beverage outlets; including an all day dining restaurant and a Thai speciality restaurant along with a rooftop lounge, with a fully glazed north facing facade, providing an exquisite view of the lush mangroves below. Further facilities include a luxury spa featuring a traditional Arabic Hammam, gym and fitness facility, terrace and infinity pool, and an impressive ballroom, with state-of-the-art conference facilities.
General Manager of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Abu Dhabi by Anantara and Director of Operations for Anantara in the Middle East, Michel Koopman comments, “With a convenient location, state-of-the-art business and meetings facilities and world-class dining and leisure offerings, the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara will provide an outstanding experience for the growing number of corporate travellers visiting Abu Dhabi. In keeping with Anantara’s brand ethos of incorporating indigenous culture into each property, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is a true Abu Dhabi hotel with Emirati traditions and influences reflected throughout the property. In addition to the corporate market, this will be an ideal destination for leisure travellers and Abu Dhabi residents.”
Closely linked to the heritage of the UAE, the Eastern Mangroves district forms a treasured part of Emirati history and was an area of great importance to the late President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The development of the hotel has been carefully designed to protect and enhance the unique Mangroves setting and owner TDIC has used modern marine technology, specifically designed to help preserve the future of this precious environment.
The modern architecture of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara blends unique elements of Arabic design such as archeways, mushrabiyas, intricate mosaics and solid timber. Largely subtle and elegant in design, touches of 18-carat gold are also used throughout the property, adding to the luxurious feel.