Hyatt International to operate 5-star Hotel at Feature Tower in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that the Feature Tower to be built next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is to be named 'Capital Gate' and will include an exclusive new 200-room, 5-star hotel to be operated by Hyatt International.

The hotel will open in 2009 and will be the first Hyatt operated hotel in the UAE capital. In recognition of its significance and its stature, Hyatt International has named the hotel 'Hyatt at Capital Centre'. It will be one of the most exclusive business hotels in the world. Hyatt International already operates 3 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 Nahyan, 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 is essential that the hotel is operated by an organisation which matches 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 undergoing 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 storeys tall and, in addition to the hotel, 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 bln. business and residential micro city being constructed around the newly opened Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Source: ADNEC

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