Would you spend a night in the ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’?
HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION’S Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is the first Andaz-branded hotel in the Middle East, and it will take your breath away.
At 160 meters and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. One of the emirate’s most famous landmarks, it is known not only for its Leaning Tower of Pisa-esque lean, but also its funnel shape.
Nicknamed the “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi”, the iconic leaning skyscraper is located in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, forming the focal point of the complex and the Capital Centre master development, a connected group of 23 towers including branded hotels, commercial buildings, residential and serviced apartment complexes and developments for mixed use.
Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s furthest leaning man-made tower”, Capital Gate leans at an astounding 18 degrees to the west, four times more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Its strange design comes with a silver lining as each Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi hotel room is unique in size and shape, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let guests soak up the best of the sweeping views of the city below.
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi occupies floors 18 to 33 within the Capital Gate building.
Synonymous with the brand’s intention to immerse guests in the local culture, the property takes guests on a journey through the United Arab Emirates’ unique identity.
Design elements are multi-layered and span various textures and techniques in order to represent both the country’s modest beginnings and traditional elements, as well as the current ultramodern façade of the city.
At each touchpoint, guests can discover the stories of four cultural symbols appreciated by locals for generations, chosen for the power and respect they command within Emirati culture.
These symbols include Mashrabiya, intricate wooden window adornments; Khatt, poetic Islamic calligraphy; Al Sadu, traditionally woven fabrics; and iconic date palms motifs.
Aligned with the brand ethos of authentically bringing the local neighborhood to life, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi offers inspiring experiences, helping guests immerse themselves in their surroundings and feel like a local from the moment they arrive.
Upon entering Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, guests are greeted by an array of creative, thought-provoking masterpieces crafted by skilled local artists to introduce them to the local culture.
The ground floor serves as a permanent art space for guests to explore throughout their stay, and within each guestroom features its own individual artwork to familiarize them with the region.
All aspects of the 189 contemporary, luxurious guestrooms and suites have been designed for today’s traveler and exude a sense of warm Arabian hospitality.
Each guestroom is outfitted with specially curated amenities such as the hotel’s bespoke Andaz Loungewear created by award-winning locally-based designer Essa Walla.
Guests can wear these pieces on the property and have the option to purchase them as a memento from their visit.
The sense of creativity and local influence celebrated by the Andaz brand extends to each of the dining outlets situated within the property.
The restaurant, 18 Degrees, offers diners the chance to savor delicacies from across the Mediterranean, using fresh, local produce.
Additionally, The Lounge offers a more casual environment designed for both hotel guests and local residents alike with a menu of small, flavorful bites and refreshing beverages.
To inspire guests to explore like a local, elements of the city are woven into the property’s Rayana Spa.
Located on the 19th floor with expansive views of the vibrant city, the spa offers a rejuvenating array of treatments and amenities, including a suspended outdoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center.
As guests relax poolside, they can enjoy a freshly prepared beverage and a healthy snack from the Pool Bar.
For more information, visit www.hyatt.com.