Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Yas Island has become a real destination and includes hotels by some of the world’s biggest and best-known vacation brands; such is the ‘Radisson Blu’.
There are few resorts that can offer hotels that are less than ten minutes from an international airport, a championship quality golf course, what has been dubbed the fastest theme park in the world, age old souks and the Arabian Sea this Yas Hotel is one of those few. Indeed if you wish to explore the area further then Dubai, home to soaring architecture is but three quarters of an hour away.
The ‘Radisson Blu’ on Yas Island can offer the discerning traveller a choice of four classes of room from standard thru suite all of which have stunning views of the sea or the island itself, some have balconies the rest having superb window views. If you are business traveller there for meetings and the like then this Yas hotel boasts no fewer than seven meeting rooms and the ‘Galaxy ballroom that can be further subdivided into three separate units – offering increased flexibility for that multi-level conference. With everything you would expect of a facility of its class it extends to just under 4800 square feet with high speed Internet, audio visual facilities that are unrivalled and the option for refreshments to salve the appetites of any convention or conference goer.
Here is one of Yas Island’s resorts that have a philosophy of “Yes I Can!” with its own spa, gym and pool to enable the guest to relax in contemporary elegance, it includes two top-class restaurants and a couple of excellent bars. From the perspective of price point this Yas Hotel is what you might describe as ‘mid-range’ for one of its class with rack rates of between $130 for a standard room ($162 including breakfast) thru to $268 for a deluxe suite where breakfast is included – these rates are for early March so you might need to browse the hotel’s web-site for others. They also include a ‘Ferrari’ package for a standard room that provides tickets for ‘Ferrari World’. If you are interested in what others stay, although with a Radisson as your Yas Hotel you might not need to, then the overall response is that it provides excellent accommodation and service for a hotel in its price bracket and many, if not most, would chose it again for a vacation or business stay.