Hilton to build luxury resort on Yas Island

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A Dhs12 billion project to transform Yas Island into a global destination has received a huge boost after hotel giant Hilton and Abu Dhabi developer Miral announced a deal to open a sprawling new resort.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, which is set to open its doors in 2019, will be in the heart of Yas Bay, a vibrant three kilometre stretch that is being primed to become one of the most iconic waterfront destinations in the Middle East.

The resort will boast 641 rooms, a multi-purpose conference centre, seven dining outlets and an innovative urban beach concept with an infinity pool suspended above the waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The Yas Bay project will also feature an entertainment district and an all-new media zone, a residential area which will be home to 15,000 people, a pier, more than 20 shops, a beach club and the 18,000-capacity Yas Arena, to be operated by Flash Entertainment. The waterfront promenade will be lined with a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Miral has already invested Dhs4 billion into the first phase of the 320-acre development, which will also include a state-of-the-art, 3.2 million-square-foot campus, and will become the home of the capital’s media hub, twofour54.

B.R. Kiran, Chief Portfolio Officer of Miral said: “We are proud to announce our partnership with Hilton which represents another milestone in our journey to establish Yas Island as a top global destination. The creation of a world-class family resort at the heart of Yas Bay, our iconic waterfront development, will provide visitors with a five-star opportunity to extend their leisure and business stays and enjoy the unique attractions and memorable experiences that only Yas Island can offer.”

Carlos Khneisser, VP, Development, MENA, Hilton said: “This represents a landmark deal for Hilton and puts us at the forefront of the transformational journey Yas Island is undertaking to become one of the world’s top leisure destinations. Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Resort is indicative of the calibre of project we are looking at for our resort portfolio here in the Middle East.”

The south Yas Island development is targeted to receive 14,000 daily visitors and 10,000 working professionals at the new campus of the twofour54 media zone.

By Chris Maxwell
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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