Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Brings South African Hospitality to UAE Capital
Hotel in Tourist Club area is the newest hotspot for business and leisure travellers
Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 09, 2014 – Southern Sun Abu Dhabi opens in the UAE capital offering 353 rooms designed within a stylish contemporary architectural setting. A strong line-up of leisure facilities, including an impressive food and beverage offering, make Southern Sun Abu Dhabi a hotel of choice for global and domestic travellers.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s spacious rooms feature plenty of natural light along with a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements, with the premium experience enhanced by spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi skyline from many of the rooms. The hotel includes 280 Deluxe Rooms, 32 Executive Rooms, 38 One-Bedroom Suites and 3 Presidential Suites.
An enticing blend of international and traditional cuisines across five distinctive outlets highlights Southern Sun Abu Dhabi as the newest dining spot in the Tourist Club area. The Foundry, the hotel’s evening steakhouse and all day dining venue, is fitted with tranquil water features, concealed partitions and private rooms to provide a personalised dining experience. Speciality restaurant Kahraman serves flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine with a contemporary twist complete with a sushi counter. Balcon Bar, Terrace & Lounge offers an al fresco shisha bar and dining area, with traditional lounge seating, trellising and a reflection pond, creating the ideal setting for relaxing evening gatherings.
Rooftop venue Hytes Bar as well as tempting pastries and coffees from Filaments in the lobby complete the hotel’s Food and Beverage line-up. Further, a rooftop pool with impressive views of the Corniche, rooftop gym, sauna and steam room promise a full leisure offering for guests.
“What sets Southern Sun Abu Dhabi apart as a deluxe hotel is the brand’s long-standing heritage of warm and welcoming service. The guest experience is led by a team of passionate professionals from all over the world with careful EQ-i®(Emotional Quotient Inventory) testing central to our recruitment process. The assessment ensures that our employees’ social and emotional strengths resonate with our overall business philosophy, which is based on the foundation of a welcoming and friendly service culture. This makes all our guests feel instantly at home no matter where they come from and is ideal for a multi-cultural market such as the UAE,” said Pierre Delfau, General Manager, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi.
“The hotel has a great location, facilities that appeal to both business and leisure travellers and a renowned service culture which places us in an excellent position to enter a mature hospitality market like Abu Dhabi that appreciates a quality offering,” he added.
Located at a walking distance from Abu Dhabi Corniche and in close proximity to the city’s major landmarks such as Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and Abu Dhabi International Airport, travel to and from Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is convenient and hassle-free, making it ideal for guests looking for a restful and rejuvenating stay that takes in the best the city has to offer.
Featuring state-of-the-art business amenities including three boardrooms, three meeting rooms and a business centre, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is fully-equipped to host large-scale corporate events, making the property an excellent choice for business travellers.
The opening of the property marks Tsogo Sun’s entry in Abu Dhabi. Tsogo Sun is a well-entrenched hospitality brand with more than 90 hotels in Africa, the Middle East and The Seychelles.
About Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Offering breath-taking views of the Corniche and the Capital’s skyline, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to the Tsogo Sun hotel portfolio, bringing deluxe hospitality to a prime location in Abu Dhabi’s business district. The hotel’s 353 rooms offer every comfort and amenity required for a successful business trip or holiday, along with superb leisure facilities including a reflection pond, roof-top gym and buzzing dining destinations, all accompanied with the warm and welcoming service synonymous with Southern Sun.