By Andy Sambidge
Architect firm says it will design, oversee construction of 300 room hotel at airport
Dewan Architects & Engineers on Monday said it had been awarded the contract to design and supervise the construction of the Premier Inn Hotel at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The 300-room hotel, which represents an investment of more than AED100 million, is set to open in 2012, opposite the new Terminal 3 building, the company said in a statement.
Premier Inn is the UK's biggest and fastest-growing hotel brand with over 580 hotels and in excess of 42,000 rooms across the UK and in Ireland.
Premier Inn opened its first international hotel in Dubai in April 2008, a 308 bedroom property in Dubai Investments Park, while two further Premier Inn properties has since opened in the emirate.
Mohamed Al Assam, founder, chairman and managing director of Dewan, said: "The building has been designed, and will be detailed and built to achieve an Estidama Pearl rating as per the requirements of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), and as per the environmentally conscious vision of Premier Inn Hotels as a developer striving to achieve sustainable development across all its projects."
Dewan has also designed the Premier Inn Hotel at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) zone which is currently being built and is expected to open before the end of 2011.
Dewan Architects & Engineers has offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar and was recently ranked among the 60 largest architectural firms globally.