The Yas Island landmark will be taken over by the Marriott hotel chain on July 1

Iconic Yas Island hotel Viceroy Abu Dhabi is set to be transformed into a luxury W Hotel. The Yas Island landmark, popularly known as the backdrop for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be taken over by the Marriott hotel chain from July 1. 

Aldar Properties, who own the popular hotel, said in a statement, “Appointing Marriott International to manage the operations of our Yas Island hotel supports our strategy to employ the most reputable international operators and reflects our active approach to the management of our portfolio.”

The hotel will face a major refurbishment this year, before transforming into a W Hotel. It will be the third W property in the region, although it will be the first one in the Capital. It will join  the existing W Hotel in Dubai’s Habtoor City, and the upcoming opening of W Dubai The Palm, which is set to open in September of this year.

A timeline for the completion of the switch has not been given. During the refurbishment phase, several areas across the hotel will be redesigned as per W Hotels’ brand standards, with an upgrade to its lobby and pool facilities. The hotel plans to remain open to guests throughout the refurb.

We look forward to seeing it take shape.

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