Perched majestically in Abu Dhabi’s Al Markaziyah business district, the Royal Rose from the City Seasons Hotel Group is the first five-star property of the Bin Ham Group, and its flagship property in Abu Dhabi.
Royal Rose is built to resemble the splendour and grandeur of a seventeenth-century French palace. It features 355 well-appointed luxury rooms and suites, state-of-the-art meetings rooms for up to 300 guests, a signature restaurant and other delicious dining outlets, a fully equipped health club, swimming pool and full service spa, as well as three executive floors.
An exciting opening
Mohammed Al Aamri, Managing Director of City Seasons Hotel Group, said: “The opening of Royal Rose marks another successful step forward of our expansion in the capital and in the country. Royal Rose is our first five-star property and we are very proud of this spectacular hotel.
The ambience of the rooms will make guests feel like royalty, with high-quality beds and a selection of different pillows to ensure utmost comfort
“The architectural design of the structure, both exterior and interior, reflects great opulence and it will definitely catch one’s attention, especially during the evening when the hotel is illuminated in its splendour.”
Gianni Malerba, General Manager of Royal Rose, added: “We are opening a stunning new hotel that offers a sense of richness and elegance. Royal Rose was built in the style of pure royalty, with walls overlaid in intricate gold-leaf designs, decorated with plush furnishings and accented with ornate chandeliers. With contemporary design, modern facilities and warm, engaging service, a stay at Royal Rose offers an exceptional guest experience.”
To ensure unsurpassed comfort, the rooms at Royal Rose are very spacious, with sizes ranging from 35sq m in the deluxe rooms to 61sq m in the luxury suites. The ambience of the rooms will make guests feel like royalty, with high-quality beds and a selection of different pillows to ensure utmost comfort, and an en suite bathroom featuring a bathtub, walk-in shower and large variety of high brand bathroom amenities.
Royal Rose can assist in the organisation of lavish banquets, intimate parties or large corporate events. The four Rose Suites, larger versions of the luxury suites with a size of 71sq m, are located on the fifteenth and sixteenth floors, and each has a balcony. Guests staying in these suites will have access to both the executive and the royal lounges and will enjoy a wide range of exclusive services and facilities, including a butler service and the hotel’s VIP limo transfers.
For those in Abu Dhabi on business, the hotel offers modern meeting rooms. For larger gatherings and special events, the luxuriously decked out Al Ain ballroom juxtaposes a rich baroque interior with high-end technology.
Food and fitness
The Royal Rose is host to a variety of restaurants, designed to cater to every taste. The Brasserie Café is set on the upper level, overlooking the lobby. It’s ideal for any informal meeting, or simply as a place to catch up with friends.
The Printania is an all-day dining restaurant offering buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Barocco, can be found on the upper lobby level and has a skilfully designed interior oozing an elegant French Baroque ambiance. Its Mediterranean cuisine spans a delectable range of traditional dishes from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece – all recreated with a French touch.
To keep active on your break in Abu Dhabi, a fully equipped health club and gym offers the latest in cardio equipment and free weights. Women can also attend personal fitness classes in an exclusive male-free zone. After a strenuous workout – or just to relax – the spa is a tranquil oasis, a place to unwind and rejuvenate. It features beautifully decorated rooms and offers a range of treatments for both face and body.
The open-air, temperature-controlled pool is perfect for a refreshing dip or for lazing in the sun. Guests can enjoy a selection of healthy refreshments and hearty snacks from the poolside café, or pop back in the late afternoon to enjoy a shisha. An adjacent shaded children’s pool and play area are a great attraction for young ones.
Strategically situated in the business district of Abu Dhabi, Royal Rose is ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel is within walking distance of the business hub, government institutions, shopping malls and other leisure facilities. The Abu Dhabi Corniche and promenade, with its exuberant beach, range of outdoor cafés, and opportunities for water sports, is a mere five-minute drive away. The traditional souq, the Abu Dhabi Fort and countless other points of interest are also within easy reach.
City Seasons and Bin Ham Group
Established in the UAE in 2005, City Seasons Hotels currently owns and operates five four-star properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat; Royal Rose is its first five-star property. Another property is scheduled to open in Dubai – next to BurJuman shopping mall – this year. Highly committed to customer service and attention to detail, City Seasons Hotels has already built a strong reputation among international travellers who enjoy the family atmosphere of the hotels and suites, as well as their prime location in the heart of the city.
Established in 1972, under the leadership of HH Sheikh Musallem Bin Salem Bin Ham, the Bin Ham Group includes over 30 companies. The group first ventured into the hospitality sector in the late nineties with small properties in the capital, then in 2005 it opened City Seasons Suites in Dubai – a move that was successfully followed up with further expansion within the UAE and Oman.