It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s no other hotel on the planet quite like Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Better still, this venue’s slick, structural form will place you, quite literally, between the famous Yas Marina Circuit, host to the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, and the glistening Yas Marina. If it sounds exciting, it is. Get past the hotel’s ultra-modern exterior – its LED grid shell changes colour and can be seen for miles around the island – and you’ll find an equally futuristic feel pervades throughout.
Of its 499 immaculate rooms, the Presidential Suite is the pièce de résistance – overlooking the famous racetrack, it’s home to seriously luxe features, from an elevator and private spa treatment room to its very own lap pool – which appears from behind a wall at the touch of a remote control. But you needn’t spend all your time track-side; the hotel is home to no less than 12 stellar eateries, serving up chances to savour everything from fresh sushi and sashimi at KAZU to authentic Med and Arabic fare in the scarlethued Atayeb. Make the most of the hotel’s location with a trip to the nearby beach; a shopping trip in the capital’s world-class malls or a turn in treasure-filled souks. And for those who seek retreat from all that Yas Island excitement, make straight for ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and bask in its sublime treatment rooms and soothing relaxation lounge.