The world’s first Warner Bros. hotel opens in Abu Dhabi with the new Batmobile at the entrance
The very first Warner Bros. hotel is now open — and guests can expect room service hand-delivered by Looney Tunes characters like the Wascally Wabbit himself, Bugs Bunny.
The hotel in the UAE is called WB Abu Dhabi Curio Collection by Hilton and is located on Yas Island next to the Warner Bros theme park. World Abu Dhabi.
Warner Bros memorabilia fills the hotel. The property is packed with 400 images and film and TV props, including the cowboy boots worn by James Dean in the 1956 film Giant, which sit in a display case, and the all-new Batmobile from the upcoming movie The Batman, which greets guests . at the entrance.
WB Abu Dhabi Curio Collection by Hilton is the very first Warner Bros. hotel – and now open
A still from a promotional video shows the all-new Batmobile outside the hotel entrance
Also outside, digital screens can be found all over the height of the building that play ‘original content created for the hotel’.
Once inside, guests will come across the ‘Living Archive’ spiral staircase, which houses ‘an evolving collection of items dedicated to the vast depth and history of Warner Bros.’ role in entertainment’.
In addition to James Dean’s boots, this archive also contains Michael Keaton’s hood [hood] from the 1989 movie Batman and an original drawing from The Great Gatsby.
Themed artworks adorn the walls of each hallway, leading guests to their rooms.
The 257 rooms in the hotel have three unique themes. “From Script to Screen” is the first theme to feature “standout moments” from Warner Bros. movies and shows. and ‘documents the journey from the written page to the final shot’.
Theme number two is “Artist Confidential,” a tribute to the actors and creatives both in front of and behind the camera in Warner Bros. productions.
The hotel lobby, which is filled with 400 images and film and TV props from the Warner Bros. archives.
Guests hoping for an ‘elegant dining experience’ can venture into ‘The Director’s Club’, pictured left. Pictured to the right is the ‘Living Archive’ spiral staircase, which houses ‘an evolving collection of items dedicated to the vast depth and history of Warner Bros.’ role in entertainment’
Finally, the third theme – “The Vault” – features “rarely seen” images from the Warner Bros. archives.
There are five on-site restaurants, and in one, dinners are accompanied by piano music from the score of HBO’s science fiction TV show Westworld.
An international menu is served at the family-friendly Sidekicks restaurant, and guests can enjoy a Mediterranean meal at The Matinee poolside restaurant – which features a ‘dive-in pool theatre’.
Themed artworks adorn the walls of each hallway, leading guests to their rooms. Pictured is one of 257 Warner Bros themed rooms in the new hotel
The hotel rooms have three themes – ‘From Script to Screen’, ‘Artist Confidential’ and ‘The Vault’
The Matinee Poolside Restaurant, pictured above, features ‘a poolside dive theater’ and serves Mediterranean cuisine
Another look at the lobby. “Our dream came true with the grand opening of the very first Warner Bros. branded hotel,” says Warner Bros.
Those hoping for an ‘elegant dining experience’ can head to ‘The Director’s Club’, where charcoal ovens are used to cook ‘perfectly aged cuts’. The decor is intended to ‘reflect the setting of the movie scene’.
The hotel also features ‘The Overlook’ – a lounge with an infinity pool and 360 degree views of the city and sea.
The hotel’s Kids’ Club is “a vibrant and playful space designed to celebrate Warner Bros.” characters to life’. There, characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are tasked with keeping the little ones entertained.
‘The Overlook’, pictured above, is a lounge with an infinity pool and 360 degree views over Abu Dhabi and the sea
An international menu is served at Sidekicks, pictured above, a family-friendly restaurant
Families can also head to the Warner Bros. store, “the Prop Shop,” to pick up some mementos from their stay.
Pam Lifford, President of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences, said, “Our dream came true with the grand opening of the very first Warner Bros. branded hotel. We always strive to be fan-centric and have developed an exceptional hospitality experience for them to further connect with the iconic Warner Bros. brands, franchises and characters they know and love. ‘
The nearby Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi features six parks, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, and Bedrock. Every hotel guest has access to the park and other attractions on Yas Island every night of their stay.
For more information visit hilton.com.