W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, formerly the Yas Hotel and Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi, is a five-star hotel famous for being built above and across the F1 Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is known as one of the icons of Abu Dhabi and has a very futuristic design. The hotel is located within the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. The building, designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, principals of New York based Asymptote Architecture, consists of two 12 storey hotel towers, one set within the race circuit and another placed in the Marina itself, linked together by a monocoque steel and glass bridge and Grid Shell structure that both cross above and over the Yas Marina Circuit F1 race track.
I had been around Yas Marina Circuit for over a decade and know lots locations and unique viewpoints around the track and from the hotel. For me it one of coolest looking roof structures in the UAE. Feb 2013.
Yas Hotel – spectacular and dynamic
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE