The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi Appoints Marwan Fadel as its New General Manager
A Lebanese national that has nearly two decades of hospitality experience.
Hospitality professional has played fundamental role in property’s development since its launch in 2011
Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the General Manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
A Lebanese national, Fadel has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the resort.
“The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi was the first official debut of bespoke St. Regis hospitality in the region, making Abu Dhabi the first city in the Middle East to be host to its rich heritage, and I feel especially attached to it, having worked here since the hotel was still under construction,” said Fadel. “As a passionate hotelier, I am committed to providing authentic hospitality and inspiring my team to deliver exquisite experiences to our discerning guests.
“I feel very privileged and honored to take up the General Manager position of this iconic resort and as we prepare for the launch of an exciting new destination venue, the first permanent Buddha-Bar Beach worldwide, I look forward to elevating the guest experience for our sophisticated clientele.”
Fadel’s appointment comes 18 months after he became Hotel Manager of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, home to six restaurants, an athletics club, and Abu Dhabi’s only Iridium Spa. The five-star property features 376 guest rooms and suites include the 2,100 sqm Royal Suite, a duplex spanning the two uppermost floors.
Fadel moved to the UAE capital in 2011 to oversee its launch and was promoted to the role of Hotel Manager in August 2016. Since that time, he has maintained the St. Regis brand’s standards and forged strong strategic partnerships within the travel and tourism industry.
He began his career in 2002, working for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and was promoted to several senior management roles within the company. Seven years later, he became Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Dubai properties; his remit was subsequently expanded to encompass Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates.
The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.
The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features five bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.
Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than five restaurants and bars. The elegant gourmet restaurant 55&5th, The Grill, which includes a private dining room and vino lounge with some 2,000 fine vinos, offers a memorable epicurean experience. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Favorite Brunch’ for 2017 by readers of What’s On magazine. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2017 What’s On Award for ‘Favorite Thai Restaurant’. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, which is due to open soon, will bring exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront.
Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world.”
Accommodation 376 luxury rooms and suites – Superior, Superior Sea View, Premium Sea View, St Regis Suites, Astor Suites, Ocean Suites, Spa Suites, Majestic Suites and Royal Suite, all with private balconies. All rooms have *air conditioning *en-suite bathroom *minibar *IDD phone *safe *flat-screen TV *Wi-Fi *butler service
Facilities *great variety of restaurants and bars *spa *fitness center *24-hour butler service *three outdoor pools *one adult-only pool with hot tubs *private beach *grand ballroom *Iridium Spa
Activities *tennis courts *squash courts *Sandcastle Kids’ Club *Watersports activities (non-motorized)
*Listed facilities/activities are subject to change and not all are complimentary.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
P.O. Box 54345
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
t: +971 2 498 8888
f: +971 2 498 8889