New Marriott a welcome addition to Abu Dhabi city centre - Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi
The hotel boasts 315 rooms, including 32 suites. My room is an Executive room which includes access to the executive lounge - something that is a given nowadays with business people who prefer the hotel within a hotel concept. The room is a generous 55SQM, larger than its nearest competitor's equivalent room. Space is smartly used, with the work station flush against the wall, leaving the room with a great sense of openness. There are two outstanding features - the window is large, giving an even greater feeling of space and freedom. Secondly, the TV is programmed with Youtube videos - mine stayed on the music channel. A nice innovation.
|Chef's selection of chicken wings - highly recommended.|
This is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, and after a coffee in the Executive Lounge, I move to Kuzbara for breakfast. It is full, and a part of me wonders if I should not just have had breakfast in the Executive Lounge, but the sounds at a full breakfast cannot be missed. The restaurant's emphasis on natural light through large windows that afford city views while sipping coffee, make it a cheerful place. Make sure to try the smoothie offerings.
I am really excited about the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi. Having tried the other hotels in the vicinity, there is no contest for me. While a work in progress in some areas, when it is fully operational, it should be the first choice of business travellers. It has a nice F&B offering, with its steakhouse and 'sports' bar bound to attract alot of guests. Finally, in terms of pricing it is very competitive. Internet rates for my stay for my room were around 600AED per night, and that was with executive lounge access - let's not forget. The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is all round, a great choice in the city.
Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi
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