The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa presents itself as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East. An oasis of tranquility carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship holes of golf, over undulating terrain that meanders through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, and features seven saltwater lakes. The site for the Hotel is well situated in this spectacular development and it serves to enhance the natural environment and world-class sport recreation activities available. MESA worked in conjunction with a diverse team of designers to create the leisure area for the golf resort’s flagship hotel property that would communicate the forward progressive nature of Abu Dhabi, and simultaneously reflect the cultural values of the region. Elements that enhance and support the leisure area’s image include; entrance areas that are architecturally enhanced to reinforce the distinct zones while blending with the overall resort style; extensive landscape with consideration for maintenance and water use efficiency; comfortable, well-placed lounge areas that offer options in relaxation; soothing pools for both families and athletes alike; multi-purpose spaces that can accommodate various gatherings and organized social events; the ability to serve the finest cuisine poolside or in dining areas with casual and tasteful surroundings; direct and discreet connections to the hotel, wellness centre, golf clubhouse, and spa.