Warner Bros. Plans First-Ever Branded Hotel in 2021

ABU DHABI—Miral and Warner Bros. are developing the first Warner Bros.-branded (WB) hotel—The WB Abu Dhabi.

The hotel is currently in development on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and set to open in 2021. Construction of the $112-million hotel is now 40% complete. The property will be located adjacent to the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park and is set to be a major addition to Yas Island’s immersive hospitality and leisure attractions.

The hotel will introduce a new international benchmark for hospitality experiences, offering fans the opportunity of staying at a WB-themed hotel while visiting the island’s other entertainment and leisure attractions. With a design and concept inspired by the Warner Bros. brand, the hotel will offer premium amenities and deliver an elevated hospitality offering through distinctive experiences for leisure and business travelers, the companies report.

H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman, Miral, said, “This is yet another step in our journey to position Yas Island as one of the top global destinations for entertainment, leisure and business. Our partnership with Warner Bros. is a unique collaboration that adds another dimension to the outstanding immersive experiences available on Yas Island.”

Pam Lifford, president of Warner Bros. global brands and experiences, added, “Following the successful debut of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, we are thrilled to expand our presence in the region with the studio’s first-ever branded hotel. This new venture will pay tribute to Warner Bros.’ legacy of rich entertainment, offering fans a unique way to experience their favorite brands and characters.”

The WB Abu Dhabi will have more than 250 rooms on eight levels, with modern decor that celebrates Warner Bros.’ film and television library. The property’s contemporary design will also include signature WB restaurants, a spa and fitness club, and a shaded rooftop pool.

The hotel will provide families with a range of leisure amenities, including a child-friendly pool as well as indoor and outdoor Kids Club options. While appealing to families, the hotel will also incorporate a large ballroom, a range of meeting rooms, and a fully equipped fitness center and beauty parlor.

The WB Abu Dhabi is under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.