The Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is set to be rebranded later this year, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today. The landmark so-called "leaning tower of Abu Dhabi", which is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) and sits within the Capital Centre district, will become the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, becoming the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East.
Andaz means “personal style” in Hindi, and the Andaz brand - a subsidiary of the Hyatt Hotels Group - has a boutique hotel vibe, with the hotels from Costa Rica to Tokyo tending to pay homage to their locations through decor and food.
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will feature a permanent art collection and "various examples of unique craftsmanship such as 'Khatt' calligraphy art and local, traditional “Sadu” weaving".
“We are extremely excited to introduce the Andaz brand to the Middle East,” says Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group chief executive of Adnec. “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.
"A permanent art collection in the hotel will reflect the indigenous culture and evolution of UAE life, featuring the work of both Emirati and local artists.”
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“With this opening, we hope to significantly enhance the traveller experience in the capital by delivering guests luxury accommodations, unique local insights, and creative inspiration for which the brand is known,” adds Stuart Deeson, general manager of the hotel and area vice president Abu Dhabi for Hyatt.
Once rebranding is complete, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will offer 189 five-star luxury guestrooms and suites, occupying the 18th to 33rd floors of the Capital Gate building.
Each room will have floor-to-ceiling windows; unique art; and it will also be home to a fresh selection of restaurants and bars, along with a spa, rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre.