World’s first Warner Bros Hotel opens its door
The WB™ Abu Dhabi on Yas Island, Curio Collection by Hilton invites visitors on a journey through the World of Warner Bros.’ most iconic films & television series. Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, in collaboration with Warner Bros., home to one of the most well-known and successful collections of brands and characters in the world, announced The first Warner Bros Hotel, located in Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton. The first-ever WB themed hotel, has officially opened its doors to guests, November 18. The hotel allows guests to see their favourite stories and characters brought to life through unique hospitality experiences that only the rich history and stories legacy of Warner Bros could offer.
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Looney Tunes characters at the first Warner Bros. Hotel
Featuring over 400 curated images and film and TV props, guests at the world’s first Warner Bros. hotel will be treated to a journey of discovery through film and television, enjoying Warner Bros.’ rich history and library of timeless productions at every touchpoint from arrival to check out. While dining in one of five restaurants on the property, you can listen as the piano from “Westerworld”, the hit HBO science fiction TV show, plays a familiar tune. Visitors can stroll through the lobby or admire the 360-degree city and sea views alongside their favorite props and costumes from Warner Bros., films and TV shows. Kids and families can ring up one of their favorite Looney Tunes characters for a room service treat brought to them by Bugs Bunny himself.
The Partnership between Miral, WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experienves and Hilton
Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral, said, “This is yet another great moment for us, with The WB Abu Dhabi hotel opening on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for leisure, entertainment and business. We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with both Warner Bros Themed Entertainment and Hilton, bringing world firsts and global hospitality offerings and experiences to Abu Dhabi.”
Pam Lifford, president of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences said, “Our dream has come true with the grand opening of the first-ever Warner Bros branded hotel. Our incredible partners at Miral and Hilton have helped us to make this vision a reality for our fans around the world. We always strive to be fan-focused and have developed and exceptional hospitality experience for them to further connect with the iconic Warner Bros brand, franchises, and characters they know and love’’. Guests visiting Warner Bros right next door will have the ultimate encore to their park experience by relaxing and treating themselves to a stay at the WB Abu Dhabi.
Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, president, Hilton, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, said, “With the opening of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel as part of Curio Collection by Hilton, we continue our successful partnership with Miral on Yas Island. This is the second of three hotels we are opening together, following on from the opening of Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island earlier this year, with DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences soon to come. This property is a perfect representation of what Curio Collection by Hilton is all about, unique locations and experiences that carry their own distinct identity as a concept underpinned by the same upscale Hilton service.”
The Experience with digital screens and original content
Guests of The WB Abu Dhabi hotel begin their story as they are greeted by digital screens that span the height of the building, playing over 35 different pieces of original content created for the hotel. Before entering the hotel, visitors won’t want to miss the iconic “Friends” fountain, or snapping a pic with the all-new Batmobile from the upcoming highly anticipated film, “The Batman.” A spectacular Living Archive (spiral staircase) resides in the lobby and will house an evolving collection of items dedicated to the vast depth and history of WB’s role in entertainment. It will showcase original films and several Warner Bros props such as cowboy boots from the 1956 film “Giant,” worn by James Dean, Michael Keaton’s cowl from 1989 film “Batman,” an original drawing from “The Great Gatsby” and so much more. As guests continue their journey, the storytelling experience is further enriched with guest room corridors displaying a curated gallery of artwork.
Furnishings with nods to Warner Bros. legacy of rich storytelling make up each of the hotel’s 257 rooms. Three themes have inspired the guestroom artwork. The first theme, “From Script to Screen,” highlights standout moments from Warner Bros.’ movies and shows and documents the journey from the written page to the final shot. The second theme, “Artist Confidential,” celebrates a variety of talent in front of and behind the camera in some of Warner Bros.’ favorite productions. The third theme, “The Vault” features rarely seen images from Warner Bros.’ most memorable archives.
Accompanying the hotel’s unique design is a broad range of world-class food and beverage offerings featuring five dining options catering to both adults and children. Moreover, the hotel is home to a host of leisure amenities for guests to enjoy, whether that’s lounging by the family pool area, working out in the fitness center, relaxing in the spa, exploring the artwork and props or shopping in the Warner Bros. store. For younger guests, the Kid’s Club will offer a vibrant and playful space designed to bring Warner Bros.’ characters to life. Some of WB’s world-renowned characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and others will participate in entertaining activities throughout the hotel providing guests memories that will last a lifetime. The hotel also caters for business meetings and events with a large 394-square meter multi-function ballroom and expansive meeting room facilities perfect for events. The WB Abu Dhabi is located adjacent to the award-winning Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park which features six truly immersive lands.