Business hotel with a fresh ambience, featuring designer classics in all bathrooms
The concept of the Aloft is a new one, which has completely enhanced the hotel scene in the United Arab Emirates: this business hotel offers no shortage of design and comfort, and all at an attractive price. Its location at the ADNEC exhibition centre has enormous appeal for business travellers, while attractions such as the rooftop bar, with a view over the skyline of Abu Dhabi, and rooftop garden with a pool attract private guests too. In the 408 rooms, the clear-cut design continues right through to the bathrooms, which feature purist bathroom mixers from the Axor Uno collection and hansgrohe showers from the Raindance range.
The linear, modern rooms feature a spacious sleeping area supplemented by a workspace area. Here wooden panelling creates a natural feel, for example around the headboard. Access to the bathroom, with its walk-in shower area, is loft-inspired. Hansgrohe provides the kind of showering comfort that is most welcome, especially after a day at work in the exhibition and conference centre or after spending some time in the city in the hot Gulf climate.
The Aloft Hotel, which is a member of the international Starwood Group, is also impressive thanks to the excellent catering service offered by its five restaurants, not to mention its numerous entertainment options and leisure activities. The roof terrace and the Relax @12 bar offer views over some spectacular architecture, extending as far as the airport and Masdar City – the world's first eco city, a prestigious project by the Emirate which also features Hansgrohe mixers and showers.
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Architect/interior design: Rockwell Architecture, Planning & Design, P.C. (New York)/RPW Design Ltd. (London)
Products: Axor Uno and hansgrohe Raindance
Photos: Copyright © Irfan S Ali Naqi