Buffet table at Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Buffet table at Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

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Buffet tables at Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

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About The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa opened in November 2011.  This is Westin’s first property in Abu Dhabi  and marks the launch of a new  concept for the brand. The new property is conceptualized under Westin’s “six pillars of wellness”, where the well-being theme is incorporated in  room design, healthy dining, and rich recreational programme.

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is located within Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and features 172 guest rooms and suites, business centre, spa facilities and 5 dining outlets.  Glass Studio collaborated with hotel’s opening team in designing dinnerware for room amenities and for one of its restaurants. In this post we present our dinnerware designs for the  “Fairways” restaurant.


Buffet tables at “Fairways”

“Fairways” is an all-day dining venue, and offers wide selection of dishes from Asian, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisines. Restaurant features open cooking stations where guests can observe chefs create delicacies from fresh ingredients. In line with the hotel’s wellness concept, “Fairways” also offers Super Foods buffet with a selection of power-boosting  fresh produce to energise and invigorate health-conscious visitors.

Following the “contemporary wellness”  concept, “Fairways” restaurant was designed as a modern, sleek and relaxed space, with natural colours and wooden and marble elements.

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Open kitchen at Fairways, Westin Abu Dhabi

Glass Studio designed restaurant dinnerware that is not only very functional for demands of an all-day-dining restaurant, but also complements well  the decor and adds to the  food presentation.

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Buffet stand for bakery section by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

Key designs centered on the buffet section. Restaurant’s buffet was envisioned as a focal point of the decor, and demanded well-structured and aesthetically-pleasing solutions.

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Buffet table with centrepieces by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

To tackle the task, Glass Studio’s designers created round wheel buffet displays as centerpieces for the restaurant’s buffet stations.  Buffet centerpieces were designed as 4-tier buffet stands with dark metal constructions and glass platters.

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4 tier condiment stand for buffet salad section by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

Other pieces for the buffet stations included rectangular glass serving platters in white and brown hues, with stripes or occasional highlights of precious metals.

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Serving platters as sushi plates by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

Designs also featured small boat bowls for serving condiments and soft delicacies. Bowls were designed in etchings-like black pattern and served on black rectangular serving platters.

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Boat bowls at buffet seafood station by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

The most eye-catching buffet items were glass dessert boxes designed for buffet dessert section. Rectangular boxes with sections and lids were designed in clear glass with cracked patter in beige color.

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Dessert box with compartments for cookies or petit fours by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

While being fully functional, glass boxes added new dimension to the buffet set up and served as beautiful accents to the overall decor.

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Buffet elevation with dessert boxes for buffet dessert section by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi

Hotel amenity trays by Glass Studio for Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
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