Abu Dhabi landmark to undergo chic rebrand

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One of Abu Dhabi’s biggest landmarks is to be rebranded into a cool boutique hotel.

The Hyatt Capital Gate, also referred to as the ‘leaning tower of Abu Dhabi’, will become the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East later this year.

Andaz means “personal style” in Hindi, and the Andaz brand – a subsidiary of the Hyatt Hotels Group – is known for having a chic feel and for tailoring its hotels to their location.

The hotel group has branches in cities such as Singapore, London and Dehli and has big plans for its new Abu Dhabi hotspot.

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will feature a permanent art collection and various examples of unique craftsmanship such as calligraphy art and local, traditional Sadu weaving.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group chief executive of owners Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), said: We are extremely excited to introduce the Andaz brand to the Middle East

“As each Andaz hotel pays homage to its location, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will do so by incorporating local art, which will take guests on a journey into the UAE’s vibrant history and culture.”

Stuart Deeson, general manager of the hotel and area vice president Abu Dhabi for Hyatt, said: The “Andaz lifestyle brand is the ideal fit for Abu Dhabi, a city synonymous with art, culture and innovation – elements at the core of the Andaz brand.

“With this opening, we hope to significantly enhance the traveler experience in the capital by delivering guests luxury accommodations, unique local insights, and creative inspiration for which the brand is known.”

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will offer 189 five-star luxury guestrooms and suites, occupying the 18th to 33rd floors of the iconic Capital Gate building, marking the world’s furthest leaning hotel at an 18 degree incline.

Each room will offer panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows, its own unique art, and locally designed comforts such as the hotel’s bespoke Andaz Loungewear.

The hotel is adjacent to Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center and will feature a string of restaurants and bars, an art gallery, a spa, as well as a rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre.

The changes are due to come into effect in late 2018 and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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