Now in its 11th year of operation, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara has announced a long list of refurbishments as it prepares to reopen next month.
Like other commercial properties in the region, Abu Dhabi’s Qasr Al Sarab has used its closure period for interior improvement and to roll out new hygeine measures before it re-opens on will reopen on August 15th 2020.
The Empty Quarter property – often touted as the world’s most ‘Instagrammable’ hotel – was originally fitted-out by S&T Interiors & Contracting.
Speaking about the work at the time, the Dubai-based company said: "Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi’s enchanting Liwa Desert was one of the most unusual projects that we proudly worked on.
"One of the challenges was that the wood finishes had to be given distress fort look. Our proficient team crafted timber to match the aesthetics of the fort look-alike resort. Highest quality timber had to be used in order to sustain the harsh weather conditions in the desert.
"The modern building was built in the centre of the desert – where there is no life for 60-70 kilometres and basic amenities, such as hospital, were deficient. Constant change in the formation of sand dunes affected the logistics and schedule of finishing the project on time."
Part of Minor Hotels’ luxurious Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brand, the resort has adopted the ‘Stay with Piece of Mind’ set of protocols, introducing new hygiene guidelines and reducing guest time spent in the lobby.
In terms of internal upgrades, the five-star resort has been given a new pool with a bar area, a revamped kids and teens club. The gym has also been overhauled with the latest equipment from Technogym.