Baywatch beauty to build Abu Dhabi hotel

Pamela Anderson to develop eco-friendly project in UAE capital after falling in love with city.
Baywatch beauty to build Abu Dhabi hotel
By Dylan Bowman
Sat 02 Aug 2008 03:48 PM

Former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson is set to become the latest Hollywood star to get involved in the UAE’s hospitality sector with plans to build an eco-friendly hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Anderson fell in love with the UAE capital while on a charity trip there in June with the Make A Wish Foundation for children, according to various media reports.

"I'm building a hotel there. It is environmentally friendly. I went there with the Make a Wish Foundation and met some great people there. The royal family was really friendly," Anderson was quoted as saying.

"It's built with no fossil fuel at all... in Abu Dhabi - where they have all that oil,” she added.

It was announced in June Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt is to design a landmark environmentally friendly hotel and leisure project in Dubai for Zabeel Properties.

Pitt, along with the rest of the team at LA-based architecture firm Graft, have been appointed design consultants for the project, which will include an 800-room five-star hotel.

Celebrity endorsed hotels are becoming increasingly popular marketing tools in the UAE as developers attempt to make their projects stand out from the mass of leisure and entertainment venues being built in the Gulf state.

German-owned developer ACI is building a number of towers in Dubai endorsed by sporting legends including Michael Schumacher and Boris Becker.

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