The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi
This luxury business hotel on Sowwah Island takes full advantage of its extraordinary waterfront location. Set at the very heart of Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi’s new financial district, it is adjacent to the new headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADX and enjoys expansive waterfront views. A slender tower is contrasted against a low podium, creating a powerful interplay of vertical and horizontal elements. The proposal creates a distinctive setting with an extensive podium of public functions and retail. Richly layered facades complement the crisp geometric massing. The hotel provides 200 luxury guestrooms and suites, 6 restaurants, 1,918 ft2 of function space including 2 ballrooms and 5 state of the art meeting rooms and a Spa and Wellness centre.
Gardens create the settings for hotel and residential drop-offs, bringing architecture and landscape into a harmonious whole. FSAD comprises approximately 200 keys and 125 residences with access to services provided by the hotel. Below podium level, two floors of retail face onto the waterfront promenade. Behind this retail, back-of-house space for the hotel, parking and plant areas are located. The massing maintains an urban order around the centrepiece stock exchange.
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