Marriott opens W hotel at Abu Dhabi racetrack

Marriott International's W Hotels Worldwide brand has arrived in the UAE capital with the opening of the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, a rebranding of the former Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi.

The hotel is in the middle of the city's entertainment district and is reportedly the only hotel in the world located at the top of a Grand Prix racetrack. Situated at a curve of the Yas Marina Circuit, the property is in between the racetrack and local marina and is 15 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The property has 499 guestrooms, many with views of the Grand Prix racetrack or the Yas Marina. Public spaces include several restaurants and a pool area with fitness-focused activities.

The Abu Dhabi hotel is the second W property to open in the UAE this year. In February, Marriott opened the W Dubai – The Palm on Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in the world. 

The W brand has more than 50 hotels open worldwide.