Work, rest and play at Marriott Al Forsan
MARRIOTT HOTEL AL FORSAN, the second Marriott branded hotel in Abu Dhabi, has opened for business and the spacious catch-all property targets corporates and family vacationers. It is positioned as a strong ‘incentives’ hotel given its location next to Al Forsan international sports resort, which offers football, waterskiing and wake boarding, two indoor paintballing areas and equestrian activities. The 400-room hotel offers 612sqm of meeting space which includes a ballroom and plentiful terracing.
A broad range of F&B is available, which might be ambitious, but the hotel hopes its proximity to a large residential complex, and lack of competitors in the immediate vicinity, will stand it in good stead. It’s only a short drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport too. Highlights include the vast Khayal all-day-dining venue with six separate sections, Couture Lounge and The Grill which offers diners kitchen views, and the Appaloosa bar and restaurant. Each venue provides yet more terracing, with the exception of the window-bound, non-alcoholic lobby bar whose blue chandelier, open spaces and plenty of seating make a pleasant first impression.
Swimmers will warm to the 50-metre pool, which halfway along merges into a leisure pool, that has the Splash poolside bar. A kids area is beyond, and inside is a gym (Precor) and spa with an ethereal, butterfly design entrance.
Deluxe rooms (42sqm) start from Dhs549, rising to Dhs706 for executive rooms and Dhs1,700 for executive suites.
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