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Luxury Abu Dhabi resort on track, says TDIC

First phase of Eastern Mangroves project to be finished in June

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Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), the Abu Dhabi master developer, said on Tuesday that its Eastern Mangroves resort was on track for first phase completion in June.

The project, which occupies a prime position along a 1.2km stretch of Abu Dhabi's protected Eastern Mangroves district, incorporates a five-star Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, a resort-style residential community and the Eastern Mangroves Promenade retail complex.

The hotel and first phase of the residential component will be completed in summer 2012, while the retail area and remaining residential buildings will be finished in Q4, TDIC said in a statement.

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A number of key construction milestones have been achieved by TDIC including the completion of almost all rooms and suites at the hotel, the statement added.

The main construction work of the Promenade retail complex is completed and handover of the outlets to tenants will begin in Q3, TDIC added. More than 2,000 workers are currently on site, the statement said.

Nabil Al Kendi, CEO at TDIC, said: "We're excited to see Eastern Mangroves begin to come to life.

"We believe this is set to become a major hospitality and residential destination within Abu Dhabi, as it offers something for everyone, from first-class dining options and a luxurious spa at the hotel, to a high-end residential community featuring amenities that are unrivalled elsewhere in the emirate."

The Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara comprises a 222-room five-star hotel that offers a luxury spa, ballroom and high-end restaurants.

Michel Koopman, director of operations Middle East for Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, added: "We are eagerly anticipating the opening of this impressive property.

"In keeping with Anantara's ethos of incorporating indigenous culture into each property, the hotel's interiors have been inspired by Abu Dhabi, with Emirati traditions and influences reflected throughout."
 

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