|Exterior of Rosewood Abu Dhabi|
Rosewood employs what the company calls a “Sense of Place® philosophy,” which means each property is designed to reflect its locale. For example, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is designed in a style that harkens back to Canada in the Roaring ‘20s and features local and First Nations art throughout. For the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, it means design features that are modern, yet uniquely Arabic, according to the company’s press materials. Design elements feature materials including Italian marble, American walnut tables and custom, hand-blown chandeliers from the Czech Republic.
“How are Italian marble and American tables ‘uniquely Arabic’?” you ask.
Abu Dhabi is the UAE’s capital and second-largest city, with slightly fewer than one million residents. Dubai, about 150 kilometers north along the coast of the Persian Gulf, has a population of about 2.1 million.
|Luxurious guest bath|
Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere await, but so days that are even hotter than Phoenix.
According to www.WorldWeatherOnLine.com, the average high temperatures in Abu Dhabi in June are 106°F, 108°F in July and 109°F in August. Average highs in Phoenix during those same months are 105°F, 107°F, and 106°F respectively.
While Emirates is aggressivelyexpanding its service from the United States, Emirates does not serve Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) directly, though it does offer complimentary shuttle service from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Visitors can fly directly into AUH on Ethiad Airways, which serves several major U.S. cities, or can drive, or take a bus, taxi, or limousine from Dubai.
Through August 31, guests at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi can take advantage of introductory opening rates and 20% savings on food and beverages. As of this writing, a Deluxe room with a King bed can be booked for AED 850 (United Arab Emirates Dirham) per night, or about US$232 at the current exchange rate. And if 47 square meters isn’t sufficient, larger rooms are also available.
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