The St.Regis Abu Dhabi is situated along a stretch of the famous Corniche beach, which runs for miles along the western side of the Abu Dhabi main island. From one end of the Corniche you have the famous Emirates Palace, operated by Kempinski hotels, which is considered one of the best hotels in the world and many believe it deserves a 7 star rating. Next to this you have the Marina Mall, a popular tourist area and many internationally renkowned hotels including the Hilton and the Ethiad Towers by Jumeirah. On the other end of the Corniche you have the Family Park, a nice open green area to relax and cycle, as well as the Landmark Hotel and the Sheikh Khalifa Mosque.
The St. Regis overlooks the beautiful waterfront and the seemingly endless stretch of the Corniche beach and is a perfect place to unwind and escape the sun.
When you step inside the St. Regis you feel like you are on a tropical island rather than in the middle of the bustling capital city of the UAE. As you walk in you smell the sweet scents of the ocean coupled with fragrances with coconut oil which really overwhelms your senses. The views of the beach, and the sunlight shining through the windows makes you feel like you have found paradise- and you never want to leave.
I went for some delicious summer cocktails at the Catch Restaurant which is right on the beachfront. The room decor and light colour palette really lighten your mood instantly and the delicious cocktails with crushed up coconut and fruits make your whole body cool down after being outside in the sweltering 40 degree heat.
I was seated next to a large TV screen which was filled with images of tropical fish swimming around and directly in front of me I could see the sun shining down on the white sand and the waves gently brushing against the beach.
The ambience here was wonderful, with chillout music playing gently in the background and exceptional service with a smile. It’s a great place to go just for a drink and lunch or if you are staying in the city, it’s one of the most prestigious hotels available.
The St Regis are currently running an Instagram competition in partnership with Sony Middle East for anyone who has visited their hotel in Abu Dhabi. Just upload a photo either inside or outside the hotel and follow @stregisabudhabi @sonymea @stregismauritius and post a photo mentioning these 3 Instagram accounts and using the hashtag #MyStRegisSonyMoment and #LiveExquisite.
For more details visit the St Regis Instagram Account.
5 winners will be choosen by September 20th and will receive a photo shoot at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi on the highest helipad in the Middle East as well as a 3 night stay in the St. Regis Mauritius. Enter your photos now for your chance to win!