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43275 18 Feb 2020

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resorts Appoints Hamza Ghazi Al Durdang as New Pastry Chef

An extremely talented and innovative pastry chef who brings more than 15 years of experience

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Culinary expert with F&B experience join The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi with the aim of strengthening its position as a leading dining destination for residents and tourists in the capital.

Hamza Ghazi Al Durdang is the second to join the team as their newest pastry chef. With almost 15 years’ experience in creating culinary masterpieces in Jordan, UAE and most recently India, he is an extremely talented and innovative pastry chef who specialises in chocolate creations and sugar arts.

Spread across the expansive resort are seven dining venues, including the world-renowned Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, MAZI Abu Dhabi serving modern Greek cuisine, Mediterranean-inspired Olea, an award-winning Southeast-Asian restaurant Sontaya, The Manhattan Lounge, an onsite pastry shop – The Drawing Room, and the casual pool and beach setting.

For restaurant bookings, please contact the resort on +971 2 498 8888 or email restaurant.saadiyat@stregis.com or Reservations.Saadiyat@stregis.com.


The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Stay Exquisite

Located on the pristine beach of Saadiyat Island and framed by the distinguished Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for the discerning, well-traveled connoisseur.

The resort features 376 guestrooms, all with private terraces, offering panoramic views of the turquoise-blue sea, golf course, or resort gardens. Spaces range from the intimate to the grand, from rooms of 55 sqm with 10 sqm balconies to the majestic Royal Suite, a 2,000 sqm lavishly appointed duplex that features one to three bedrooms, a private pool and a spacious, ocean-facing terrace.

Situated within the grounds are Iridium Spa, Sandcastle Club for children, tennis and squash courts and the 3,500 square-meter St. Regis Athletic Club. Guests can pamper their palates in no fewer than six restaurants and bars. MAZI Abu Dhabi is a modern Greek restaurant, created by husband and wife duo Adrien Carré and Christina Mouratoglou, which can house up to 120 guests. Featuring live cooking stations and Mediterranean-influenced specialties, Oléa offers a delightful dining setting and was named ‘Best Brunch in Abu Dhabi’ by BBC.com and Best International Brunch by Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards in 2018. Meanwhile, guests at Sontaya can broaden their culinary horizons by sampling the Asian delicacies that earned it the 2019 FACT Dining Award for ‘Favorite South-East Asian Restaurant’. The Manhattan Lounge is the place to start the evening or finish the day on a strong note, with unbeatable beverage offers. The Drawing Room, with its open lounge and inviting sofas, offers the delightful tradition of afternoon tea. Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi brings exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine and cocktails right to the seafront. The remarkable venue has received multiple awards since its launch in 2018, including Highly Commended Asian Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant at Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2018.

Inspired by the distinctive, century-old legacy of New York’s Astor family, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is the city’s first true beach resort. Combining a unique blend of refined elegance with enduring heritage, the resort stays true to the Astor vision of creating “the finest hotel in the world.

Accommodation 376 luxury rooms and suites –including the Royal Suite spanning across the upper two levels of the hotel – all with private balconies. All rooms have *air conditioning *en-suite bathroom *minibar *IDD phone *safe *flat-screen TV *Wi-Fi *butler service

Facilities *great variety of restaurants and bars *spa *fitness center *24-hour butler service *three outdoor pools *one adult-only pool *private beach *grand ballroom *Iridium Spa

Activities *tennis courts *squash courts *Sandcastle Kids’ Club *Watersports activities (non-motorized)

*Listed facilities/activities are subject to change and not all are complimentary.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

P.O. Box 54345 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

t: +971 2 498 8888

f: +971 2 498 8889

e: reservations.saadiyat@stregis.com

w: stregissaadiyatisland.com