Jumeirah signs $235m Saadiyat Island resort deal
Hotel is currently under construction and is due to open in 2017
Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement to operate a new luxury resort being developed in Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
HotelierMiddleEast.com last year revealed that the Dubai-based company had been asked to operate the new $234 million resort, which will have 294 rooms and is expected to open in 2017.
It has now signed an agreement with His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan for the five-star property – named Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort – which has been designed by DBI Design Corporation. The same company designed Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Jumeirah Group’s only hotel in Abu Dhabi. The project is being developed by the Ghantoot Group and Sheikh Suroor Projects Department.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan to operate his second Jumeirah hotel in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and build on the success of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers,” said Jumeirah Group president and CEO Gerald Lawless.
“Abu Dhabi’s ongoing and impressive development as a tourism destination will be further enhanced by the Saadiyat Island project. It’s an exciting and ambitious venture and we look forward to bringing our Jumeirah resort experience to the Island.”
Among the resort’s 294 rooms will be spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas. F&B offers will include an all-day dining venue, two signature restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, a pool and beach bars, retail shops and outdoor beach and pool areas.
The resort will form the latest part of the Saadiyat Island master-plan development, which will be made up of seven districts, housing The Louvre and The Guggenheim museums and a Performing Arts Centre.
The island will also have nine kilometres of beaches, six luxury hotels and resorts, a championship golf course with luxury apartments, the Monte Carlo Beach Club, a promenade, a marina and the Saadiyat Retreat, which is where the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will be located.
His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan said: “At a great seaside setting we have invited Jumeirah to offer their warm, consistently superior service in style. Original architecture and interior design with special touches and attention to detail makes us all feel good. We welcome guests to relax on one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi.”
As previously reported, Ghantoot Group and Sheikh Suroor Projects Department are partnering on the new resort. Sheikh Suroor Projects Department was also behind the Etihad Towers project.
This story originally appeared on hoteliermiddleeast.com