Hilton just opened a Warner Brothers hotel at the world’s largest indoor theme park
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If you’re a fan of Bugs Bunny, “Friends” or the Batman franchise, it’s time to start planning a trip to Abu Dhabi to visit a brand-new hotel where the world of Warner Brothers — and its iconic characters — come to life.
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The WB Abu Dhabi Hotel, part of the Curio Collection from Hilton, opened its doors to guests for the first time last week on Yas Island, a massive tourism destination with theme parks, shopping malls, arenas and lots (and lots) of hotels.
This one, though, is different from the rest, as it’s the first-ever Warner Brothers-themed hotel and part of Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park.
According to a statement from Miral, the hotel’s developer, guests “will be treated to a journey of discovery through film and television, enjoying Warner Bros.’ rich history and library of timeless productions” throughout their stay.
That experience starts literally at the entrance, where folks can snap pictures with the fountain from the opening credits of “Friends” or the latest version of the Batmobile from the forthcoming film, “The Batman.”
Photos, props and other movie and television memorabilia can be found throughout the hotel, including in the 257 guest rooms designed to showcase the history of Warner Brothers, the artists and talent that helped create its most iconic moments and rare images from the company’s archives.
Home to five different dining venues, the whole family should be able to easily find something to eat. There’s Craft Services, a lobby coffee bar and family-friendly international fare at Sidekicks, as well as The Director’s Club (an upscale, more mature restaurant). The Overlook is a lounge with an infinity pool and sweeping city views, and there’s also a casual eatery called The Matinee.
For room service, Bugs Bunny himself will deliver special “Looney Tunes”-themed treats directly to the door.
At the pool, beat the heat during a so-called dive-in movie screening or drop the little ones off at the kids club to engage in some side-splitting “Looney Tunes” shenanigans. And, keep your eyes peeled around the hotel — you never know which characters you might run into for a meet and greet.
Of course, chances are if you’re heading to the WB Hotel it’s because you’re really there to visit Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi — and we’ve got great news: Every registered guest of the hotel has access to the theme park included in the stay.
At the theme park, located directly across from the hotel, WB fans can enjoy 29 different rides spread across six different lands, including ones dedicated to “The Flintstones,” “Looney Tunes” and Batman’s home, Gotham City.
From high-speed roller coasters to kid-friendly rides and immersive experiences, Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi is a great example of how the UAE strives to do everything bigger.
How to book
Currently, standard reward rates at the WB Hotel are averaging 50,000 points per night for people looking to burn Hilton Honors points. Cash rates seem to range from $300 to $350, plus taxes and fees.
Single-day, adult tickets for Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi are roughly $80 each and about $63 for children, so booking a stay at the hotel that includes free admission to the park is a pretty solid deal.
Two adults alone would pay for about half the cost of a night’s stay and a family of two adults and two kids would almost have the entire night covered by simply not having to pay for tickets.
Featured image courtesy of Miral.
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