Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The WB Abu Dhabi opens on Yas Island, next door to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Miral, in collaboration with Warner Bros., announced The WB Abu Dhabi, located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, the first ever Warner Bros. themed hotel, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, has officially opened its doors to guests. The hotel allows guests to see their Warner Bros. stories and characters brought to life through hospitality experiences that only the history and legacy of Warner Bros. could offer.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, said: “This is yet another great moment for us, with The WB Abu Dhabi hotel opening on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for leisure, entertainment and business. We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with both Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Hilton, bringing world firsts and global hospitality offerings and experiences to Abu Dhabi.”

Featuring over 400 curated images and film and TV props, guests at the world’s first Warner Bros. hotel will be treated to a journey of discovery through film and television, enjoying Warner Bros.’ rich history and library of productions at every touchpoint from arrival to check-out.

From left to right: Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral; HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral; Pam Lifford, President, WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences; and Jochem-Jam Sleiffer, President, MEA & Turkey. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

Pam Lifford, President of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences said: “Our dream has come true with the grand opening to the first ever Warner Bros. branded hotel. Our incredible partners at Miral and Hilton, have helped us make this vision a reality for our fans around the world. We always strive to be fan focused and have developed an exceptional hospitality experience for them to further connect with the iconic Warner Bros. brands, franchises, and characters they know and love. Guests visiting Warner Bros. World right next door will have the ultimate encore to their park experience by relaxing and treating themselves to a stay at The WB Abu Dhabi.”

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, President, Hilton, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, said: “With the opening of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel as part of Curio Collection by Hilton, we continue our successful partnership with Miral on Yas Island. This is the second of three hotels we are opening together, following on from the opening of Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island earlier this year, with DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences soon to come. This property is a perfect representation of what Curio Collection by Hilton is all about, unique locations and experiences that carry their own distinct identity as a concept underpinned by the same upscale Hilton service.”

Images courtesy of Warner Bros.

Guests of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel begin their story as they pull up to the hotel and are greeted by digital screens that span the height of the building, playing over 35 different pieces of original content created for the hotel. As guests continue their journey, the storytelling experience is further enriched with guest room corridors displaying a curated gallery of artwork. 

Furnishing with nods to Warner Bros. legacy of rich story telling make up each of the hotel’s 257 rooms. Three themes have inspired the guestroom artwork: From Script to Screen, Artist Confidential and The Vault.

Images courtesy of Warner Bros.

Accompanying the hotel’s design is a broad range of food and beverage offerings featuring five dining options catering to both adults and children: Craft Services, Sidekicks, The Matinee, The Director’s Club and The Overlook.

The hotel is home to a host of leisure amenities for guests to enjoy, whether that’s lounging by the family pool area, working out in the fitness center, relaxing in the spa, exploring the artwork and props or shopping in the Warner Bros. store, the Prop Shop. For younger guests, the Kid’s Club will offer a vibrant and playful space designed to bring Warner Bros.’ characters to life. Some of WB’s world-renowned characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others will participate in entertaining activities throughout the hotel providing guest memories that will last a lifetime. The hotel also caters for business meetings and events with a large 394-sqm multi-function ballroom and expansive meeting room facilities perfect for events.

A guest room at The WB Abu Dahbi, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

The WB Abu Dhabi is located adjacent to the award-winning Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, an indoor theme park which features six immersive lands, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza, along with 29 rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment. Each registered room guest will have access to the park as well as other Yas Island attractions for every night stay.

Located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Abu Dhabi Airport, the hotel is also a walking distance from Yas Waterworld and a 5-minute drive to all other Yas Island unique attractions and experiences. Additionally, Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi’s first-of-its-kind multi-purpose indoor entertainment venue, and Yas Marina Circuit — home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, are in close proximity.

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