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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
The Ideal Brand for Business
The St Regis name is famed for its stunning locations and the group pride themselves on
addresses. Therefore the visionary address on Saadiyat Island made the expansion of the
brand into the Middle East even more thrilling as it is a dream like place where you are
seemingly on a desert island yet so conveniently close to downtown Abu Dhabi that it
is ideal for corporate business. In blissfully opulent surroundings guests are treated to
the very best hospitality and services available with fabulous facilities on hand for work,
rest and play. With an incredible corporate, conference and events centre and facilities
appealing to the MICE segment, the St Regis is the perfect place to conduct important
business matters efficiently and in complete comfort. All guests benefit from the free
high-speed WiFi in all rooms and public areas – particularly advantageous to travelling
executives. Situated on the lobby level, the resort’s Business Centre –The Office –
accommodates a diverse range of business requirements. Full secretarial services on offer
to guests include typing, facsimile, computers, photocopying, internet access, overnight
courier and postal services.
Devine Culinary Delights Served up by Daniel Nuss
A hotel as exquisite as the St Regis at Abu Dhabi promises great things in terms of
wonderful cuisine. Fine dining doesn’t come much finer than the culinary delights
served up by the enigmatic Executive Chef at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Daniel
Nuss grew up surrounded by abundant farmlands and glorious wineries, learning an
appreciation of the distinctive flavours derived from farm-bred meat, organic produce
and succulent fresh fruit and vegetables. It was growing up in this environment in the
Alsace region in France that instilled Nuss’ infatuation with food. With his passion for
creating dishes of fabulous food further awakened at an early age from seeing his beloved
Grandmother cooking, it was watching her at the stove that increased his awareness
of fresh ingredients. Developing a sophisticated palate whilst young, it was from his
Grandmother that he gained an understanding of cooking using seasonally appropriate
ingredients in order to ensure the most sumptuous flavours. He brings this flair for
cooking and his appreciation of the finest ingredients to his role at St Regis where as
Executive Chef he delivers a dining experience beyond culinary expectations to everyone
who samples his kitchen creations. With an inspired enthusiasm and bags of talent, he
works with his ingredients to produce fresh plates of stunningly presented food that can
be truly savoured.
His burgeoning career got off to a great start working as an apprentice at a distinguished
One-Star Michelin restaurant in the Alsace region. Under the guidance of his Chef
his passion for cooking was further ignited as he developed an even deeper respect for
ingredients and developed techniques that helped him create truly imaginative and
delicious dishes. The training was intense, but this was a budding Chef who was hungry
for success and eager to discover all he could about his trade. The four years dedicated
training paid off and with his degree under his belt he decided it was important to get out
into the big wide world to celebrate food from around the globe and acquire new skills.
Having made a deliberate effort to see the world and learn more about the traditional
dishes in each country he visited, Daniel Nuss attributes his accomplishments as a Chef
to his journeys around the globe. Wherever he went, there were unique opportunities to
explore new cooking techniques and discover dramatically different ingredients. With
his culinary horizons well and truly widened, Daniel was able to really fine tune his own
distinctive cooking style.
His professional experience prior to St Regis has stood him in great stead for a role
directing the culinary creations produced within the kitchen of this magnificently
opulent hotel. Daniel was Executive Chef at The M Resort, Las Vegas during the pre-
opening and opening and at the MGMMirage, Las Vegas, where he rebranded outlets
from the Mandalay Bay group to MGM and developed innovative and successful new
restaurant concepts. Having travelled the world and honed his trade, Daniel returned
to the UAE in 2009 as Executive Chef at The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, as part of the
pre-opening and launch team. Arriving at the St Regis with more than thirty years of
experience gained around the globe, St Regis’ Executive Chef is also a fantastic boon for
the hotel and every guest who dines there. His superb dishes are strongly influenced
by his experiences of living, working, cooking and dining in gloriously exotic locations
including Switzerland, Tahiti, Seychelles, Cambodia and Dubai. Delicately flavoured
dishes are inspired by his travels to all these incredible destinations.
An incredibly exciting addition to the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, this ambitious
Executive Chef want to go further in his journey with food and strives to pass his passion
for farm-fresh ingredients onto his 120 strong team of talented chefs. He is determined
that by learning from the master, these Chefs will acquire first class cooking techniques
where the focus is on taste and simple, but sophisticated presentation. Having been
fortunate enough to sample his culinary creations whilst staying at the St Regis we too
feel we have benefitted from Daniel Nuss’ incredible journey around the globe. You
simply have to experience his food – it’s like being served your chosen exotic location on
a plate! These are exciting times for the St Regis and Daniel Nuss is set to achieve even
greater culinary heights. The diners who go on this journey with him don’t appreciate
how resplendently lucky they are. Thank you Daniel Nuss.
Culinary Excellence Exceeds itself at St Regis
Daniel Nuss is excited about the culinary experience that the resort offers;
“We offer simple yet exquisite food across all our venues. My team of chefs were chosen
from around the world so that guests truly experience the flavours that complement the
surroundings.”
In keeping with traditions established by the century-old St Regis brand, the unique
food and beverage venues within the St Regis Saadiyat Resort offer a fabulous culinary
adventure to every discerning diner, regardless of their taste in fine food. Beautiful
venues collide magically with well-conceived authentic cuisine created using only the
finest ingredients. From al fresco seating, sunset lounges to meticulously presented
private dining options and à la carte menus, guests have a choice of remarkable venues
where they can relax and create magical memories, just as Jordana and I did during
our unforgettable stay. Spread across an expansive and idyllic resort, within stunning
indoor and outdoor setting with glorious ocean views, guests can’t fail to work up an
appetite and we can vouch for the tantalising culinary journey they will be lucky enough
to go on – all the restaurants exceeded all our culinary expectations and come highly
recommended by A&J.
With the choice of indoor or alfresco dining, Olea offers the perfect setting for intimate
dining or contented family meals. Located on the lower lobby, Olea is the venue to
indulge in the easy pace of Mediterranean life where the all-day dining experience is
second to none. Stunning panoramic views across the ocean add to the relaxed, laid-back
vibe where attentive staff will happily cater to your every request. With a choice of a
diverse and exceptional buffet and a divine a la carte menu, all culinary tastes are catered
for in exceptional style.
The stunning floating pavilions of Sontaya provide an exquisitely intimate setting with
awesome vies over the beach to the glistening Arabian Gulf beyond. In this outstanding
Southeast Asian restaurant glorious flavoursome dishes and signature cocktails are the
order of the day. The incredible ambience created by the striking pavilions and terrace
make for the ultimate romantic fine dining experience whilst a large friendly family area
is perfect for parents and kids.
The Manhattan Lounge creates the perfect ambient vibe for sealing a business deal
or meeting up to put the world to rights with friends. We sat on the huge terrace
overlooking the ocean before moving inside to the fabulous cocktail lounge with its
remarkable decor of stone-panelled walls and ornately upholstered panels. A talking
point for us throughout the evening was not just the delicious hearty meal we tucked
into, but also the impressive life mural on the wall which tells the incredible story of the
origins of Abu Dhabi’s early settlers.
If like us, you’d like to indulge in that long-established and highly refined tradition of
afternoon tea, the grandly opulent Drawing Room is the place to head for. During our
cultured afternoon a beautiful blend of bespoke tea was served to us with the ultimate
grace. Feeling refreshed, we popped into the tempting pastry shop –Sucre – on our
way back to our room to pick up a couple of divine little handmade chocolate pastries.
Authentic tea and gloriously sweet cakes, surely life doesn’t get much better than this!
The large number of attractive restaurants and lounges on offer to guests include an
Asian restaurant surrounded by water, a temptingly casual seafood restaurant directly on
beach where guests benefit from truly relaxed and informal dining with the authentic
island experience of sand in your toes and no dress code and the High-end 55 and 5th
Grill where we spent the last evening of our stay being treated to culinary treats aplenty.
With appetites well and truly whetted, it was time to sample the delights on offer at the
fabulous Grill we had heard such rave reviews for throughout our stay.
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