The Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors to the UAE capital with creative architecture and stylish stays
The Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi may be one of the city’s leading business hotels, but its innovative design, sleek dining venues and sky-high spa make it so much more. Occupying the 18th to the 33rd floor of the Capital Gate building, which boasts a Guinness World Records-certified 18-degree lean (that’s four times the Tower of Pisa), the structure’s design means that the spaces throughout are unique in shape and size, adding to the hotel’s character. The innovative form isn’t just attractive: “The Splash” – the metal mesh structure twisting around the building – incorporates sustainability by encapsulating wind and providing shade from the midday heat
In an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the high-tech building exterior, rooms are bathed in muted earthy colours and natural textures like rough stone and olive Zebrano wood from Africa. The designs may appeal to the style conscious, but that doesn’t preclude functionality: high-speed wireless internet, generous work areas and plenty of power outlets are available for any gadget. Five restaurants and lounges dish up a variety of social scenes and cuisines: Signature restaurant 18° serves eastern Mediterranean food made from locally sourced ingredients alongside expansive views of Abu Dhabi and its coastline; baked goods – sweet and savoury – of all sorts are prepared for guests at Profiterole; and Privé is the place to be if you want to leave an impression, with gourmet tapas and a sophisticated atmosphere.
Keep your New Year wellness resolutions with a visit to the spa’s fitness centre that includes state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a gravity-defying cantilevered swimming pool 80 metres above the ground. Or treat yourself at Rayana Spa, a “sky spa” on the 19th floor, where city views are laid out before you as therapists perform holistic treatments for total rejuvenation.