It’s hard to stand out in a crowd — especially if you’re a hotelier opening a high-end property in Abu Dhabi. The booming emirate welcomed six new major properties, for a total of 57, in the fourth quarter of 2011, and two more are on tap for 2012.
But one new, upscale hotel has managed to carve itself a unique niche.
While milling about the palatial new St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort here, TC heard that a local animal-
lover had just opened Pet Paradise, the emirate’s first-ever pet hotel.
The twist? This being Abu Dhabi, it bills itself as a “five-star property.”