WB Abu Dhabi, the hotel brand’s global debut, was developed with an investment of $112m
The WB Abu Dhabi hotel is now 90% complete according to Abu Dhabi-based real estate development company Miral and Warner Bros Themed Entertainment.
Set to open on Yas Island in 2021, the hotel was built with an investment of $112m. The property marks the first Warner Bros-themed hotel and will be operated and managed by Hilton under its Curio Collection by Hilton brand.
Speaking about the launch, Miral CEO Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi said: “We’re proud of our long-term partnership with Warner Bros that has resulted in two world-firsts here on Yas Island. The WB Abu Dhabi represents a great addition to Yas Island’s hospitality offerings and attractions, strengthening our commitment to position the Island as a top global destination for leisure, entertainment and business.”
The eight-storey hotel will be located next to the Warner Bros World theme park, in close proximity to Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB Abu Dhabi.
WB Abu Dhabi will feature 257 rooms, decorated to celebrate Warner Bros’ film and television library, and there will be several WB-themed restaurants to choose from, along with a spa, fitness club and rooftop pool. Being a family-focused property, there’ll also be facilities to keep younger guests entertained, including a children’s pool and indoor and outdoor kids’ clubs.
Hilton Yas Island cluster general manager Matthew Mullan said: “We’re excited to be working together to bring this unique, ‘world first’ offering to this already exciting multi-purpose entertainment destination, Yas Island, perfect for leisure and entertainment travellers.”
When it opened three years ago, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi was also a world-first, as there had never been a Warner Bros-branded indoor theme park. The addition of the hotel is set to enhance the visitor experience.
Warner Bros Themed Entertainment SVP Peter van Roden said: “The WB Abu Dhabi will be an amazing complement to the adjacent Warner Bros World theme park. The hotel will be a first-rate family destination inspired by the iconic WB library of film and television shows. Guests will be able to participate in all the thrills and excitement of the theme park then step inside the hotel for an experience fit for a Hollywood star.”
Abu Dhabi has been investing in the resurgence of its tourism sector. Recently, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), launched Tourism 365 – a company that will support the creation of experiential travel opportunities for tourists visiting the emirate.