Tryp by Wyndham off to fine start

The Tryp Executive lounge

Tryp by Wyndham Abu Dhabi has got off to a flying start since its launch in March last year, general manager Milad Andrawus reveals.

Occupancy rates have surpassed expectations, standing at 81 per cent in the first eight months of its operations, he says.

The UK and Europe have been the hotel’s main markets this far with Germans accounting for the bulk of arrivals from the European mainland, Andrawus says.

Andrawus expects business to grow further this year based on early bookings and major events organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre and Etihad Airways.

Located in the heart of the city, the four-star Tryp has 146 rooms in addition to two restaurants, a rooftop lounge next to the swimming pool, a spa, conference halls and cafes. The hotel is also set to increase its food and beverage offerings with the launch of the Royal Indian restaurant and the Rock Pool Café in early 2016.

Andrawus ... growing business

Andrawus says the hotel is the first in the UAE to offer a round-the-clock executive lounge to businessmen as well as a media room offering comprehensive business services. The property offers very good value for money as it also offers free laundry, wi-fi and a limousine shuttle, he says.

He expects the number of tourists to Abu Dhabi to increase in 2016 given the emirate’s advanced facilities and infrastructure as well as the services offered by Etihad and the new Abu Dhabi airport which is due to be launched in late 2016.

The new cruise terminal at Port Zayed and the upcoming museums on Saadiyat Island will also play a role in boosting tourism in the emirate, he adds.

'We will make special offers to customers when those museums are opened. At present we provide guests free transport to Ferrari World as well as to shopping malls in Abu Dhabi and other facilities,' Andrawus says.

The Wyndham brand is of Spanish origin and is currently the world’s largest hotel group, managing more than 7,600 hotels worldwide. The group will also be opening a Tryp hotel in Dubai in 2017, according to reports.