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Jumeirah Signs Luxury Resort on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 20 March 2015

Jumeirah has signed an agreement with His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan to operate a luxury resort on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

Set in a prime location on the north eastern coast of Saadiyat Island, the property is expected to open in 2017, and will comprise 294 guest rooms, including spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas.

Food and beverage outlets 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 architecture, interior design, landscape and master planning will be completed by DBI Design Corporation, who also designed Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

Once complete, the Saadiyat Island master-plan development will be made up of seven districts which will house and service a population of 150,000 people.

The districts will include The Louvre and The Guggenheim museums, a Performing Arts Centre, 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 where the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will be located.

Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group, said, 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. Abu Dhabis ongoing and impressive development as a tourism destination will be further enhanced by the Saadiyat Island project. Its an exciting and ambitious venture and we look forward to bringing our Jumeirah resort experience to the Island.

Jumeirah currently operates 23 hotels, resorts and residences, including 11 in the Middle East, 7 in Europe and 5 in Asia. A further 26 hotels are in the pipeline.

Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi

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