By Lisa Magloff
Hotel will be Hyatt first facility in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that the exclusive new 200 room, 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi's Capital Gate building, adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will be operated by Hyatt International.
The hotel will open in 2009 and will be the first Hyatt operated facility in the UAE capital city. Hyatt International has named the hotel ‘Hyatt at Capital Centre' and plans to make it one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Hyatt International already operates three luxury hotels in Dubai, UAE under the brands Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency.
Commenting on the announcement, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nayhan, Chairman of Capital Centre and ADNEC said: "On behalf of the UAE Government I warmly welcome Hyatt International to Abu Dhabi. Capital Gate is a unique building which will become famous around the world and as such it was essential that the hotel was operated by an organisation which matched its status, I'm delighted that this operator is Hyatt International. The fact that "Hyatt at Capital Centre", has been developed specifically for this project indicates an understanding by all involved that this is not an average hotel, in an average building in an average city - this is something unique and very special, which will exceed expectations. It will delight those that visit it and will amaze those who view it from afar. We look forward with anticipation watching this magnificent creation rise from the ground"
Gebhard Rainer, Managing Director, Hyatt International (Europe, Africa & Middle East) LLC added: "Hyatt International is under a major expansion strategy in the Middle East. We have been monitoring the incredible developments taking place in Abu Dhabi for some time and, for us, Capital Gate is the right building in the right location at the right time. Capital Centre is one of the Middle East's most significant developments and I am delighted that Hyatt at Capital Centre is able to play its part in driving this unique project forward."
ADNEC recently announced that preparatory construction had begun on Capital Gate. When complete, Capital Gate will be 160 meters and 35 stories tall and, in addition Hyatt at Capital Centre, will provide the most exclusive office space in the UAE capital city.
Capital Gate forms a major part of the Capital Centre development, the AED8 billion business and residential micro city being constructed around the newly opened Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.