The first EDITION to open in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is a ground-breaking hotel concept brought to life by Ian Schrager, the visionary behind contemporary luxury as we know it, in collaboration with Marriott International.
In a city that embraces the bold, the new and the revolutionary, The Abu Dhabi EDITION will be a new kind of gathering place, unlike anything that has come before it.
The new property will offer 198 guest rooms and suites, as well as 57 exclusive residences. The hotel aims to balance personality with perfection – bringing modern five-star service and outstanding dining opportunities to the Middle East.
For Schrager, it’s all about the experience. “It’s about an attitude, about a feeling rather than a look,” he commented. “Sophisticated public spaces, finishes, design and details serve the experience, not drive it”.
A single, iconic gem located on a prime site on the Al Bateen peninsula, 20 minutes from The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the beaches of Saadiyat, and just 35 minutes from Yas Island, the property enjoys breath-taking views of the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and the activity of the buzzing adjacent marina.
Unique dining experiences are fundamental – with three signature restaurants created by world renowned chef Tom Aikens, famed for being the youngest chef to ever have been awarded two Michelin stars.
Just off the lobby, guests will find Market at EDITION, an imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its relaxed and interactive style and light, airy interior blurs the boundaries of traditional and al-fresco dining.
Embracing the needs and desires of a new kind of world-traveller that scours the globe for culinary excellence, The Abu Dhabi EDITION is also home to Oak Room, a traditional English oak panelled restaurant, celebrating world-class ingredients with British rock ‘n’ roll flair.
Opposite the entrance to Oak Room, the secluded sophistication of Library Bar awaits. A craft gin-led cocktail bar blended with EDITION classics, Library Bar is the ideal place for guests looking for a quieter more intimate place to socialise.
Over on the Marina side of the hotel, Aikens has created a serene, coastal Mediterranean-style restaurant, Alba Terrace, that transcends day-to-night, offering the finest locally sourced coffee, light lunches and sharing plates to linger over whilst bathing in the natural sunlight that streams into the space through the folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
The “prow”, or point, of the hotel, reminiscent of the prow of a boat protruding out over the water is the location of the property’s penthouses – the Marina Penthouse and the Royal Penthouse. With panoramic views over the water on two sides as well as a large, private balcony, they’re ideal for a dose of sophisticated indulgence.
Late 2018 will also see the opening of a stunning EDITION spa, bringing relaxing heaven straight to Abu Dhabi’s shores.
Reservations are now open with opening rates starting from 750 UAE Dirham ($205), including breakfast*. To make a reservation, please call +971 2 304 7002 or email reservations.auh@