Escape to W Abu Dhabi Yas Island for the HYPE Festival

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, presents HYPE festival starring DJ stars Claptone, Joris Voorn, Mambo Brothers and upbeat Saturday brunches at W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

W Abu Dhabi Yas Island boasts bold architecture, jewel elements with gold tones and iconic landmarks reflecting Abu Dhabi’s culture to serve a grand welcome for guests.

Expect a buzzing and lively experience with access to world-class theme parks, shopping, nightlife, dining and entertainment brands such as Warner Bros and the Grand Prix racetrack. The exhilarating Yas Island and elegant leisure W hotel make it a perfect spot for an Island getaway or weekend staycation.

Where to stay?

Guests can take a pick from the lavish guest rooms and suites that all have views of the stunning marina or racetracks, to take in Abu Dhabi’s warm sunsets. The interiors feature contemporary designs and bright and spacious rooms for ultimate comfort. For an elevated experience, the Extreme WOW suite boasts opulent velvet and grey interiors, an impressive chandelier of Swarovski lights and 409 square meters of luxury space.

Where to eat?

W Abu Dhabi Yas Island’s diverse nightlife and international dining options feature Italian, Indian and Global flavours that take diners on a magnificent culinary journey.

Guests can kickstart their weekend at the B.I.G. Brunch in Garage every Saturday from 1-4pm, with high-energy music and live entertainment such as DJ’s, rollers skaters and a saxophonist. Expect an imaginative menu serving five cuisines including Nikkei house, Steam table, Mezza bar and Meat vault. Indulge in Salmon sashimi – the American way from Nikkei – Jing Jiang chicken rolls from Steam table, and succulent Pulled beef BBQ burger from Meat vault. Highlights also include oysters, edamame, Cumin beef bao buns and Salty spice macaroons, to name a few.

Head over to Amici for authentic Italian dishes with a Tuscan twist to satisfy comfort food cravings. On the other hand, diners can take a majestic Indian spice trail journey at Angar, which serves traditional Indian flavours with a modern twist.

WET Deck, the W brand’s signature poolside spot, offer stunning spaces to soak up the sun, sip away on refreshing concoctions and enjoy beats from resident DJs.

Hype festival

Launching on November 5, the sensational one-day festival transports guests to a futuristic world featuring vibrant fashion and design and a blend of techno music starring renowned Global DJ producers such as Claptone, Joris Voorn, Mambo Brothers and prominent local artists including Alex Twin, Darko De Jan, Jixo & Danz, Xavi Emparan and Victhor. 

Claptone plays distinct “The Masquerade” events worldwide including Ibiza and has worked with influential artists such as Depeche and Mode Disclosure. Joris Voorn contemporary art meets techno Dutch DJ and record producer has collaborated with celebrities such as Dua Lipa and White Cliffs bringing his distinct flair. Mambo Brothers – Christian and Alan Anadon, Ibiza’s founders of the renowned Cafe Mambo Ibiza has worked at some of the world’s iconic festivals including Glastonbury, We Are FSTVL, Defected Croatia, Tinderbox, Corona Sunsets India and Tomorrowland to name a few. 

Set to take place at the hotel’s Palm garden, a gorgeous open-air venue with the Grandprix racetrack as a backdrop. The venue takes it up a notch with its flamboyant holographic elements from 3pm onwards. 

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