Mondrian moves into the UAE

Accor’s Ennismore division is bringing its Mondrian brand to the UAE for the first time with a hotel planned for Abu Dhabi.

Mondrian Abu Dhabi is a collaboration with the Al Hazoom Group and has already broken ground, with completion scheduled for Q3 2024.

Lagoon life

The new Mondrian will feature 221 rooms and 80 serviced apartments, as well as six food and beverage venues, a ballroom, four meeting rooms, a spa, swimming pool, kid’s club, a retail area and a fitness area.

The hotel will also host a lagoon where guests can enjoy a cocktail while soaking in the sun. The lagoon will boast vast ocean views and feature an infinity pool design as well as lounges and daybeds surrounding the water’s edge.

Design and destination

Designed by interior architect Tristan Du Plessis, Mondrian Abu Dhabi will capture the clean and contemporary aesthetic of the Middle East while integrating the warmth and comfort embedded in the DNA of all Mondrian properties.

A short distance from the city’s most popular destinations including The Corniche, Abu Dhabi Mall, The Galleria, and the Sorbonne University, the hotel will provide waterfront views overlooking both Reem Island and Maryah Island as well direct views of the city skyline. The property is intended as a destination for both business travellers and tourists.

More Mondrians

The site will join the Mondrian portfolio consisting of seven operating hotels.

Also in the pipeline are the 200-key Mondrian Riyadh, arriving in Saudi Arabia in 2026; while two further European properties are due to open in the next few months – The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes Hotel in Bordeaux, France and Mondrian Ibiza in Spain’s Balearic Islands.