Slow Down: How Rushing is Ruining Your Quality of Life

27 Aug 2018

When our minds are caught up in the day-to-day grind of life, it can be easy to lose track of the big picture, and what is truly important in the short time that we have alive. Many of us can fall into negative habits over time, unaware of the adverse effects that they have on us and the rest of society. Even if we are able to take note of a negative behavior, if a majority of society is also participating in it, or even encouraging it, then it can normalize something that is detrimental to everyone’s quality of life.

We all know that we should “stop and smell the roses” and that “life is about the journey, not the destination”, but with the way modern society works, it’s incredibly easy to lose track of these very important life principles.

As most of you know, I travel for a living and have witnessed people rushing through their finite amount of time on this glorious earth in a majority of the countries that I’ve visited. Rushing seems to be dominant in countries where capitalism is most embraced. We are all encouraged to get as much done as possible, but few of us stop to consider what toll this is putting on our lives and the rest of mankind.


The ah-ha moment

Where I witnessed the true ugliness of this behavior manifest itself was while I was recently driving from Chicago to my investment properties in Michigan. While driving on Lakeshore Drive, one instance of rushing and frustration is now burned into my memory forever. If you’re unfamiliar, Lakeshore Drive is a 4-lane road that extends the entire length of Chicago. The speed limit is 45 miles per hour (72 kmph), but most travel well over this, and treat it more like a race track than anything else.

Anyways, I was driving along minding my own business, slightly above the speed limit while enjoying my milk-tea and the ease of the late morning traffic (much after work had started) when a middle-aged man starts tailgating me from behind. As soon as the lane next to us cleared, he accelerated quickly and flew by me. Before he overtook me he was sure to let his anger be known, first by turning to stare at me like I was committing a horrible crime, and then by throwing both of his hands up in the air while mouthing an expletive.

Immediately, my response was to laugh at how insane his behavior was, but a younger me, and many of others would have surely reciprocated his micro-aggression with acts of our own road rage.

To add insult to injury, a few moments later, we were both stopped at the same red light. Not only did this man allow himself to lose control of his emotions, he added to an overall negative feeling among those around him, which can easily spread like a virus to the rest of society.

This 30-second encounter was enough to cement into my mind how much we all lose by rushing through the miracle of life.


Shooting ourselves in the foot by rushing

Driving those few extra miles per hour will typically only get us to our destinations a few seconds or minutes earlier. Whether it’s driving like in my example, or rushing in another circumstance, what we stand to gain from this behavior is strongly outweighed by what we lose in the long run.

In all situations in life, when we allow ourselves to get frustrated and angry, we are the ones that lose. Not only do we ourselves lose, but society as a whole is also negatively impacted by the negative energy that results from rushing as its effects are contagious, and tend to spread like a virus.

We can blame others all we want, but we are ultimately in charge of our emotions and reactions.

The stress of rushing through life wears on us, adding unneeded stress to our lives and to others. As we all know, stress leads to all types of health problems and shortens lifespan.

Is rushing really worth it?


The solution

Instead of rushing to death, doing everything as quickly as possible, missing all of the beauty around us, why not stop and enjoy the moment? When we stop rushing, spreading anger and thinking too much, we will realize the benefits of inner peace immediately. For me, the effects hit me like a freight train and it felt euphoric! I felt like I had finally conquered a major obstacle in my thinking. All of the little stresses from rushing melted away, exposing an incredibly increased sense of ease and peace.

Rest assured that it is still completely possible to get everything done, even when we don’t rush. Instead of spreading contagious negativity by rushing and getting frustrated, we can choose to relax and spread the also contagious, positive energy.

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience

My final stop on my most recent trip to Abu Dhabi was at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is located within walking distance of the Al Wahda Mall and only a few hundred meters from the Abu Dhabi Bus Station. The hotel is located in the center of downtown Abu Dhabi as the name suggests and makes it convenient to get around the city! From here you’re not far from anything Abu Dhabi has to offer.

 

Click HERE to check out the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi!

 

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

What impressed me first was how organized the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi Hotel’s front-desk staff were. The Marriott team were ready upon our arrival for a seamless check in. We were then led up to our room where a very creative and unique welcome gift was waiting! This was the first dessert burger welcome amenity I have ever received. The staff had done their homework and learned that I was a burger fanatic, and then made this amazing gesture which was enough to put me in a good mood for the rest of the stay. They also accompanied this dessert burger with iced coffee welcome drinks, spiced with Middle Eastern seasonings.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The room was massive with lots of walking space. There was a large window to look out over the city as well as a living room area, desk, coffee station and large bed. The room had a strong sense of the Marriott branded design which I seem to always appreciate. The large lounge chair was quite comfortable and also huge!

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Marriott’s bathroom was also quite spacious, like the bedroom, and had a giant bathtub and separated shower stall. Both the living area and bathroom were all quite comfortable and great if you like lots of space.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

My stay in Abu Dhabi of course included Marriott Executive Club Lounge access. The Marriott Executive Club Lounge offers a full breakfast, afternoon snack as well as evening open bar and hors d’oeuvres. It struck me right away how good the service was in the lounge when I was greeted by the friendly staff. I really appreciated their kindness and attention to detail throughout the stay. The Marriott Executive Lounge offers a grab-and-go snack option in the afternoon, which is great if you’re looking for a light treat to hold you over until dinner. There is no extensive afternoon tea offering at the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi.

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The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi has a rooftop pool to take note of. The pool is half opened to the elements. Next to the pool you’ll find a poolside bar. Views from the rooftop pool are quite stunning and a great way to take in the city.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi features a fitness center offering breathtaking views of the city. Nearby you will find the spa and relaxation areas. The gym was fully equipped and although busy with guests, comfortable and easy to use.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Speaking of the spa, we were able to experience a massage at their ELLE Spa on the same floor as the gym. The spa was quite straightforward, not extravagant but filled our needs nonetheless. If you’re looking for a to-the-point style massage, ELLE Spa is the place to go.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

During the stay at Marriott Downtown Hotel Abu Dhabi I was able to experience their food and beverage outlets, including their JW Steakhouse and Kuzbara Restaurant. The JW Steakhouse Abu Dhabi was consistent with what I have experienced at other JW Steakhouses globally.

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The dinner buffet at Kuzbara was something special. Their culinary team knows what they’re doing! I tried almost the entire buffet, and loved every bite. The service really is where they exceled because they were very attentive. The staff were great at their jobs but also friendly and kind. I would recommend you to focus on the kebabs and Indian dishes!

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Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

As I mentioned the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi Hotel is not far from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. During our time at the property we are able to head over for another impressive visit to this beautiful site. This was my second time visiting and completely worth seeing again! If you are in the United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must go!

Marriott Downtown Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi City Convenience Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

From the moment I received the burger welcome gift, I knew I was going to have a delightful stay at the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi Hotel. The staff were ready for me and happy to prove their high quality of service time and time again. The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi Hotel is consistent with other high quality Marriott Hotels I’ve visited recently. This property is conveniently located whether you are visiting for business or pleasure. Overall, I had an incredibly enjoyable stay at the Marriott Abu Dhabi Downtown Hotel!

Reserve YOUR room at the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi now!
My final stop on my most recent trip to Abu Dhabi was at the Marriott Downtown Hotel. The Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is located within walking distance of the Al Wahda Mall and only a few hundred meters from the Abu Dhabi Bus Station. The hotel is located in the center…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 8.8
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 10
Service - 10

9.3

Amazing!

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Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

Hotel

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, PO Box 37421, Abu Dhabi

Phone: +971 2 304 7777

 


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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi

Not only does Abu Dhabi feature tons of luxurious city properties, it also has a plethora of beautiful resorts with beach access! During my latest visit to Abu Dhabi, I spent a couple nights at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. Just a little while before, I visited Park Hyatt Maldives and was thrilled to be back at another Park Hyatt property!

Click HERE to check out the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi!

 
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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi is located on the north side of the city, only 25 minutes from the center. The property has everything you could possibly want at your fingertips, there is no need to leave! After being greeted by the hotel staff and checking in, I was guided up to my King Bed with Sea View Room.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

My Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi room reminded me of memories spent at other Park Hyatt properties around the globe. The room had a fairly cohesive design filled with quality components. From the room, it was possible to view the expansive resort grounds as well as the beach.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom was separated from the rest of the room by a sliding glass door and offered a bathtub, separated shower, along with a two sink vanity. The bathroom was on the larger side with plenty of room to move around and had beautiful marble counter tops.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

On the opposite side of the bathroom vanity was the coffee station and minibar. This is where the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi staff left my complimentary welcome gift which which was a bottle of wine, chocolates and snacks. Thank you Park Hyatt!

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

My favorite parts of the entire property were its gym and spa facilities. The gym and spa featured a separate pool, quality equipment, a massive relaxation areas, steam room and sauna. All superb and gorgeous!

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

During my stay I also had a chance to try out a spa treatment at their Atarmia Spa. I tried the NEOM De-stress Massage. I found the NEOM massage to be mostly different in its reverse timeline. I liked that they were trying something new but overall the treatment was similar to other spa treatments I’ve experienced. I did enjoy that the ending consisted of a bubble bath and while in the bath we were served tea and cookies!

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The feature of the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi that was the focal point of the property was their massive main pool. Around this large pool were several smaller pools that offer a more private experience.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Just beyond the pool you can find Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s beautiful white sand beach. It was quite hot during my visit but I found refuge near the water where I found a comfortable cool breeze.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi has several food and beverage outlets offering a wide-range of cuisines. The outlets include The Park Bar, The Café and Beach House and The Library. The overall theme was quality ingredients and great service. I found items I enjoyed in all outlets and appreciated the wide selection of food and drink at the breakfast buffet.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Park Bar was unique in that the staff had the ability to veer off from their standard menu throughout the year and offer a variety of cuisines. During my stay they were offering an Asian menu that was tasty overall.

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

One morning I went for Park Hyatt’s room service which turned out to be a delight! Nothing like enjoying fantastic food from the privacy of your own room. The staff were prompt to deliver upon ordering, and also on the cart retrieval. Well done Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi!

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

For dinner at Beach House, I would highly recommend ordering the octopus, watermelon feta salad and the churros for dessert! I must say that overall, Beach House was probably my favorite outlet for dinner.

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Overall, the Park Hyatt Hotels have proven themselves to be very strong competitors in the luxury hotel market. I’ve enjoyed several of their properties recently and hope to keep enjoying them into the future. The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi possess a strong sense of quality and abundance. In summary, I greatly enjoyed my experience and would highly recommend you to visit the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi as well!

Reserve YOUR room at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi now!
Not only does Abu Dhabi feature tons of luxurious city properties, it also has a plethora of beautiful resorts with beach access! During my latest visit to Abu Dhabi, I spent a couple nights at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. Just a little while before, I visited Park Hyatt Maldives…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 8
Service - 9.2

8.6

Gorgeous!

Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Hotel

PO Box 52007
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 2 407 1234

 


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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas Review: Everything You Need in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi’s Finest Luxury Hotel

After enjoying Rosewood Beijing so much, I was incredibly excited to visit my second Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is located on Al Maryah Island, alongside the water and connected to The Galleria Mall. We arrived a bit early for checking in and headed to the Manor Club Lounge to have a coffee before our room was ready. The Manor Club Lounge is one of my favorite club lounges of them all, but we will discuss that more later!

 

Click HERE to check out the Rosewood Abu Dhabi!

 

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

We were soon informed that our suite was ready, located on the top floor of the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. As soon as I walked in, my jaw hit the floor! I’ve stayed in many luxurious suites in my day, but this topped nearly all of them. This had everything, and all of it in a very luxurious manner. There were two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bathroom, full kitchen, den, huge living room, dining room and enough closet space for an army. This suite also had incredible views, in three different directions.

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Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

These bathrooms were also no joke. I’ve always been a fan of electronic toilets and this massive suite had two them!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Rosewood Abu Dhabi suite’s kitchen had absolutely everything, including a separate entrance for service staff, washing machine, oven, clothes washing machine, full refrigerator and more! This is also where I got my caffeine fix daily.

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The den was hidden away behind a large door that was somewhat camouflaged. This turned out to be the perfect place to watch a movie!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

It quickly became apparent that this property was incredibly beautiful, made of the highest quality components and had a level of service that thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Throughout my stay, I was treated like a king! I was offered five gifts during my stay, including multiple gin and tonic kits, a bottle of red wine with cheese, a negroni kit and tons of other snacks. Thank you so much Rosewood for making this a truly remarkable stay!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

As mentioned, during my stay at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi we had Manor Club access. With the amount of food and drink included, it basically meant we had all of our meals included (or “full board” in hotel speak.) The Manor Club has incredible food and drink throughout the day, including a full a la carte lunch, afternoon tea and a dinner with cocktail hour. I was impressed with the quality of everything in the Manor Club! Throughout my stay the food, drinks and service were top-notch. BONUS ALERT: The Manor Club Abu Dhabi features a billiard table!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

As I’m sure you’ve noticed from researching this property, it has an absolutely breathtaking pool on the third floor. The pool has several metal fixtures, giving it a very modern aesthetic, simply gorgeous. This pool would be a perfect location for a fashion photo shoot, which I know from experience. Wink.

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Just one floor down from the pool you’ll find the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Fitness Center (the same floor as the Manor Club.) The gym is impeccable. So much quality equipment and such gorgeous a space, I absolutely fell in love. They even have personal trainers available which helped formulate my future fitness plan! The gym is connected to the spa which has amazing relaxation facilities included for hotel guests. I appreciated the fact that the changing rooms included flip-flops which guests can wear back to their rooms, no need to wear dirty gym clothes in the elevator (this is a pet peeve of mine.) My perfect Rosewood Abu Dhabi morning included a great workout, a steam or sauna, freshen up with their high-end toiletries and finally, heading back to my suite before an extravagant breakfast at Aqua Restaurant.

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Aqua Restaurant is located on the third floor, next to the pool and has a view of the water and city below. The breakfast buffet focused primarily on Middle Eastern food but also had plenty of other items to choose from, all were incredibly tasty. I couldn’t stop falling in love with Rosewood Abu Dhabi!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

My Rosewood Abu Dhabi experience left me feeling incredibly joyous and satisfied. This was definitely one of the top hotel stays of my life, and I’ve stayed at literally hundreds of luxury hotels. I’m still smiling just writing this article. Across the board, the stay was flawless. It’s not often that every aspect of a hotel’s offering will be in such a pristine order, but it was at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. A trip to Abu Dhabi just to visit the Rosewood Hotel would be worth it! Bon voyage.

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After enjoying Rosewood Beijing so much, I was incredibly excited to visit my second Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is located on Al Maryah Island, alongside the water and connected to The Galleria Mall. We arrived a bit early for checking in and headed…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 10
Value - 10
Feng Shui - 10
Convenience - 9
Service - 10

9.8

Perfect!

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Hotel

Al Maryah Island
P.O. Box 41184 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Phone: +971 2 813 5550

 


Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Rosewood Hotel Review: Abu Dhabi's Finest Luxury Hotel Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates