A luxurious Abu Dhabi suite that normally goes for $40,840 USD a night is opening its doors for the regular folk, in a series of brunch events that offer a lavish experience at a fraction of the cost.
Easily identifiable from a distance as the glass unit bridging two towers on the 48th and 49th floors, the Abu Dhabi Suite at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi has, up to now, been eyed wistfully by the common folk below as an exclusive experience reserved for the world’s most affluent guests.
The suite holds bragging rights to being the highest suspended suite in the world.
But starting later this month, the suite will host a series of brunch events that allow visitors to cross the threshold and explore the 1,120 square meter suite, which features everything from a cinema, spa and two-storey majlis (Arabic salons or lounges).
Different courses will be served in different rooms and include an oyster room, cheese and dessert space, caviar ice-bar, candy room, and private bar for champagne-spiked brunch cocktails.
As guests tuck into brunch, they’ll be able to admire the cascading crystal decor, 24-carat gold leaf accents, and panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the Corniche and the city skyline.
Between courses, they can also retire to the suite’s private spa for shoulder massages, or a manicure.
“Since opening, there has been a lot of curiosity about the suite,” said the hotel’s General Manager Moustafa Sakr in a statement. “Brunch in the Clouds allows us to engage more with our local community and to let them see the suite for themselves. We also want to highlight the hotel’s genuine unassuming service and the culinary skill of our chefs.”
“We see this as a powerful opportunity for people to really understand our passion for luxury and for hospitality.”
The first Brunch in the Clouds takes place April 29, followed by monthly events on the final Friday of each month with the exception of June for Ramadan.
The price for brunch is about $110 USD and about $180 USD with bubbly.