On my way to Abu Dhabi from London (in Etihad’s First Class Apartment) I booked a room at the St. Regis in Abu Dhabi. I had about a 16 hour layover and figured it’d be better to spend it in a bed and see an amazing property.

Prices were reasonable ($240 for the smallest room) so I booked. I then (like I always do) sent a direct message to the SPG Twitter team (@spgassist) and told them what time I’d be arriving followed by “also, please don’t be afraid to upgrade me to some sort of amazing suite!” in a joking and fun way.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

This time it worked.

a bed with a view of a city and a bay

Grand Deluxe Suite bed

I’ll do a full write-up about it (complete with more pictures) but wanted to show this to you as I travel, which I think is more fun.

By the way, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi has probably the most amazing entryway I’ve ever seen!

a large staircase in a building

Entryway to St. Regis Abu Dhabi

I’ll leave you with a quick little timelapse I shot from my room this morning so you can see just how great the view was.  Talk to you soon!

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