The hotel will then open to the public on 3 November, the day after the final race of the Formula 1 season.
Owned and operated by Aldar Hotels and Hospitality, The Yas Hotel will become the first hotel in the world to span a race track. Its extraordinary 5000 LED panel Grid-Shell will light up Yas Island, which plans to draw around 50,000 spectators to its soil over the three day event this month.
The hotel consists of two towers linked by a bridge, under which the race track runs, giving unparalleled views of this thrilling leg of the Grand Prix season. In addition, The Yas Hotel’s Main Building will offer some of the best views of the circuit, the marina and Yas Island.
Completion of the bridge has been closely followed by the crowning glory of the hotel, the LED Grid-Shell, which veils the two towers and the adjoining bridge. This ‘cloak’ has the ability to change colour, enabling the hotel to act as a light show, even staying in time with the beat of various concerts being held over the Grand Prix event.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming our first guests in October for the Grand Prix and it’s appropriate that they are from the motorsport fraternity. However, it will be great to share this magnificent hotel with enthusiasts of not only motorsport, but also architecture, those seeking unique culinary experiences, residents of Abu Dhabi and international visitors, when we open to the public on 2 November,”
said Jean-Francois Laurent, The Yas Hotel’s General Manager and avid motorsport enthusiast.
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