EDITION Hotels has celebrated its newest opening in Abu Dhabi, marking its entry into the Middle East for the first time. The Abu Dhabi EDITION debuts at the threshold of the Al Bateen peninsula with designs from Ian Schrager Company in collaboration with New York-based design firm Wimberly Interiors.
Beyond the hotel marina, guests are welcomed by the dramatic five-story lobby, which is home to a dramatically curved atrium outfitted with a sinuous balustrade evocative of the water. A large, aerodynamic-inspired art installation from Studio Drift also punctuates the space, along with gold leaf walls and a brass-clad reception desk. The lobby serves as a social hub, appointed with communal tables as well as a golden pool table, bar, and barista station. Arabian-inspired bronze screens partition the space as well.