Formula 1 Abu Dhabi: the best hotel to watch the Etihad Airways Grand Prix

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi: the best hotel to watch the Etihad Airways Grand Prix As Yas Island’s premier hotel, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi embraces the exhilarating Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, defining this hotel in Abu Dhabi as a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.
A true architectural triumph, designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, principals of New York based Asymptote Architecture, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is a five star hotel, the only one in the world to straddle a Formula 1™ race track being breathtakingly built half on land and half placed in the Marina itself, over water.
The hotel’s main feature is its unique ‘grid shell’ – a 219 metre expanse of sweeping curvilinear glass and steel covering that drapes over the two twelve story hotel towers, linked by a bridge that crosses the Formula 1™ circuit. The ‘grid shell’ features a an LED lighting system incorporating video feeds that are transmitted over 5,096 diamond shaped, colour changing glass panels. The optical effect is stunning, reflecting thousands of coloured lights against the surrounding sky, sea and desert landscape, producing an atmospheric-like veil visible from miles away.

The 499-room, 85,000-square-meter structure was built by Al Futtaim Carillion for Aldar Properties with construction starting in 2007; the hotel opened on 1 November 2009 to coincide with the first Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Yas Viceroy Hotel Private Suites and Terrace Tickets allow fans to watch all of the excitement of the Formula 1™ Abu Dhabi from the luxurious surrounds of a Yas Viceroy Hotel private suite or open air terrace, and experience the sensation of the Formula 1™ cars passing directly underneath the hotel. Available to groups of up to 35 people for suite tickets, and groups up to 100 guests for terrace tickets, Yas Viceroy Hotel Private Suites and Terrace Tickets tickets are ideal for corporate hosting or large groups of friends.

Where: Yas Island, on the Yas Marina Circuit
Telephone: +971 2 656 0000
Website: viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/abudhabi

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