Marriott‘s luxury lifestyle brand “W Hotels” debuted in Abu Dhabi with the new “W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island“. This is the 2nd W in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the W Dubai – The Palm. It is a rebrand of the previous “Yas Hotel – Autograph Collection”, also a Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy Hotel redeemable at 25K Points. Check out the list of all 50+ Marriott hotels in Dubai and the UAE, and also our 4 best value Marriott Points Redemptions in UAE.

Related: W Dubai – The Palm opened on February 1 at 60K Points (Cat 7)

W Abu Dhabi – Location and Parking

This hotel is located on the vibrant Yas Island. It is a 15 min drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), and a little over an hour from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

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The location is amazing if you’re visiting Abu Dbabi since its only a mile away from the popular attractions like Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros, Yas Beach and Yas Marina.

Related: Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card – Sign up and Earn 200K Marriott Bonvoy points

Rooms and Rates

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This hotel boasts 499 rooms including the luxurious W suites:

  • Wonderful Room
  • Marvelous Room
  • Spectacular Room
  • Fantastic Suite
  • Fabulous Suite
  • Wow Suite
  • Extreme Wow Suite

It is a Category 4 Marriott Hotel, with standard points redemption at 25K Points, and off-peak 20K, peak 40K points. The Points Guy’s monthly points valuations values a Bonvoy point at $0.8c/point. Thus, if you’re getting a room rate higher than $200, it’s recommended to redeem your points. On doing some research, we’re seeing more standard room rates of less than $200 and summer rates of less than $100, so it might be best to use cash here.

Related: ICYMI: Marriott introduces off-peak & peak pricing on Sep 14, 2019


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This W Hotel hosts a number of unique dining experiences:

  • Garage (International)
  • W Lounge
  • Wet Deck
  • Sun Deck
  • Roastery
  • Amici (Italian)
  • Angar (Indian)

Related: Emirates and Marriott Bonvoy partnership is back – Link accounts and get reciprocal benefits on each

Other Amenities

The Hotel also features a Fitness Centre, 2 outdoor Pools including a childrens pool. An indoor kids zone with play stations is available for children aged 2 to 12 years. A spa is also available with amazing Yas marina views.

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W Abu Dhabi Yas Island – Summary

The W Abu Dhabi is a gem on the Yas Island, and an absolute treat for W Loyalists. The pictures look stunning, and is highly recommended if you’re in Abu Dhabi.

You can follow W Yas Island on Facebook and Instagram.

What do you think of this new hotel? Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments.

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