Work, rest and play at Mar­riott Al For­san

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Lifestyle -

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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