Jumeirah Group opens first eco resort
Middle Eastern luxury hotel group Jumeirah has opened its first “eco-conscious” resort on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
The beachfront resort is home to the UAE’s first Bodyism Wellness Centre and an expansive 2,700sq m spa, featuring a Moroccan hammam, 15 treatment rooms and separate male and female facilities.
These include saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, salt rooms, experience showers and a traditional Arabic rasul room.
Eco-conscious initiatives at the resort see guests given personal reusable water bottles to refill with locally sourced filtered water, supplied by Dubai-based water treatment company Trust Your Water.
All straws at the resort are made from recycled material, and the resort also has practices in place to help preserve the island’s protected sand dunes.
“Our commitment to protecting the natural sand dunes and sea around this hotel means that we are also continuously trying to minimise the impact that guests have on this environment by bringing in our own environmentally-friendly solutions and working with partners who are dedicated to employing sustainable, ethical practices in their businesses,” said Linda Griffin, the resort’s general manager.
José Silva, chief executive of Jumeirah Group, said: “We are proud to bring Jumeirah to Saadiyat Island and to open our second luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. The opening is a significant landmark in achieving our strategic expansion goals worldwide and is our sixth Jumeirah hotel to open this year.
"We are confident that Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort will further enhance Abu Dhabi as a distinct and diverse tourist destination, and we look forward to welcoming guests from the local community as well as international travellers. We anticipate it will be a very popular and welcome addition to Saadiyat.”