Rixos Saadiyat Island — Photo by Rixos Hotels

Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels is set to open the first all-inclusive, all-exclusive resort in Abu Dhabi. Opening its doors on 15 October 2018, Rixos Saadiyat Island invites guests to experience luxury in an opulent setting inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, with dazzling interiors reflecting gemstone shades of green, blue, and turquoise throughout.

With panoramic views overlooking a private beach and the Arabian Gulf, the 378-key resort comprises of 366 rooms and suites, and 12 three and four-bedroom villas, each boasting either shared or private pools, direct access to the beach, and dedicated butler service.

Ensuring that guests are taken on a culinary journey, Rixos Saadiyat Island has a total of ten restaurants and bars delivering flavours from across the globe, all of which are included as part of the experience. Highlight culinary offerings include authentic Turkish cuisine at Turquoise, the hotel's signature all-day dining restaurant, haute seafood dining at Mermaid and Italian classics at L'Olivo. Guests can also head to the far east for Teppanyaki and sushi at Japanese restaurant Aja, step back in time with the tastes of Oriental Turkish cuisine at Orient or eat-on-the-go from one of many food carts around the resort. A series of beach bars, tea and shisha lounges, and the Club House, an exclusive restaurant reserved for villa guests, complete the offering.

The resort boasts a water park complete with a wave pool for all ages and a children's aqua park to keep the little ones happy. Rixos Saadiyat's Spa Anjana is inspired by the age-old wellness customs of Turkey. The design reflects traditional Ottoman architecture to create a truly luxurious indoor and outdoor sanctuary where guests enjoy complimentary use of the facilities, which includes a steam room, sauna, a private outdoor pool, and ice room. A state of the art gym and Rixy Kids Club, plus a wide range of in-resort activities from sunset paddle boarding to yoga on the sand will keep every guest happy, from adrenaline junkies to budding sports fans.

"We are thrilled to be expanding Rixos Hotels into Abu Dhabi, showcasing our first all-inclusive, all-exclusive resort in the capital. We hope to show visitors from around the world how to create a fully integrated resort that delivers ultra-luxury, innovation in cuisine and the highest standards of service. We are extremely proud of our new resort and of the team, we can't wait to mark a new chapter in our expansion and welcome guests to Rixos Saadiyat Island," Fettah Tamince, founder and chairman of Rixos Hotels said.

Following the opening of Rixos Saadiyat Island on 15 October 2018, Rixos Hotels will operate four hotels in the United Arab Emirates - Rixos Premium Dubai, Rixos The Palm Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, and Rixos Saadiyat Island.

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