The opening of the Park Inn marks the launch of the firm’s fresh and innovative mid-market brand in the UAE, while the destination of Abu Dhabi becomes a new addition to Rezidor’s ever expanding portfolio across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Featuring a combined total of 601 guest rooms, the hotels are positioned adjacent to one another on Yas Island – a 2,500 hectare island strategically located between the coast and city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai – and home to the inaugural 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 5km away and the commercial heart of Abu Dhabi can be reached in 20 minutes. Guests at both hotels can gaze out across the blissful, turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, over the soon-to-open Links Golf Course – the first in the region – and the Yas Marina circuit.

Speaking at the opening, Marko Hytonen, Area Vice President, Rezidor Hotel Group said: “This is very exciting for Rezidor Hotel Group; Abu Dhabi has emerged as one of the world’s premier hotel markets and is therefore an important component in our regional growth plans. We have two great hotels in what is a fascinating location and the ideal choice for our first Park Inn in the UAE.”

The cool and contemporary Radisson Blu hotel enjoys a prime location on Yas Island and offers 397 stunning rooms, including 30 suites, and a dazzling range of amenities; setting a new standard for business travel, while also appealing to visitors in search of an exclusive, sun-filled leisure break.

The elegant accommodation is meticulously designed to meet the needs of the most sophisticated clientele. All rooms offer unrivalled comfort and a light colour palette accentuates the relaxing atmosphere and sense of space. Guests staying in Business Class rooms can enjoy access to the exclusive Business Lounge, which offers a wide range of special extras including a complimentary breakfast buffet and evening hors d’oeuvres.

The extensive dining options available at the Radisson Blu indulge food lovers with an impressive amount of choice. Asymmetri, the all-day-dining restaurant, offers a versatile menu of classic international cuisine, the famous Radisson Blu Super Breakfast and fantastic sea views – while Filini, Contemporary Italian Bar & Restaurant delights diners with its fantastic range of uncomplicated, modern cuisine, complemented by an excellent wine list. Zeeba, the hotel’s Persian Restaurant offers an exotically spiced and fragranced array of speciality dishes, prepared by top Iranian chefs. The Fast Track Lobby Bar and the sophisticated Shams Pool Bar are ideal for taking time out, sipping a cocktail and savouring the special magic of Arabian nights.

The hotel’s Spa is an exclusive oasis of head-to-toe pampering after a long day of meetings, shopping or sightseeing. Guests can enjoy a game of tennis or work out in the state-of-the-art Health Club, before cooling off in the beautiful outdoor pool.

The Radisson Blu hotel also offers top-of-the-range meeting facilities, with seven highly versatile meeting rooms, it is ideal for hosting every sort of event from small meetings to major conferences.

“Our latest edition to the dynamic Radisson Blu brand sets new standards and will be an important addition to Abu Dhabi’s growing hospitality portfolio. The Yas Island development is a flagship international project and is a testament to the vision of the emirate. For us, being part of this clearly signals our own ambition and commitment to Abu Dhabi,” added Hytonen.

Adjacent to the Radisson Blu hotel is the brand new Park Inn Abu Dhabi, Yas Island – the UAE’s first Park Inn hotel – which offers 204 colourful and modern guest rooms with an excellent range of business and leisure amenities.

Contemporary, bright and stylish, all rooms at the Park Inn are equipped with the latest facilities, including free wireless internet access, walk-in shower, individual climate control, 24-hour room service, satellite TV and guestrooms with smoking and non-smoking options.

Mint, the hotel’s contemporary all-day dining restaurant offers a delicious selection of international dishes served in relaxed surroundings overlooking the pool, sea and golf course. Colourful contemporary design and large open terrace are certain to make Mint a highly sought after destination for fresh, casual dining. The hotel’s Amerigos Mexican Bar and Restaurant, with its own outdoor terrace, combines all the fun and flavours of Mexico to delight guests. The Sands pool bar is an exotic oasis with amazing views and tempting drinks menu.

The hotel has two ultra modern meeting rooms which enjoy individual climate and dimming control, free wireless internet access, fax and photocopying services.