ADNEC’s Capital Centre to feature three brand new Rotana properties
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East and North Africa region, will add 800 hotel rooms across three new properties at the Capital Centre development which is currently under construction adjacent to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The additional room capacity will enable the many visitors who attend the packed calendar of exhibitions, conferences, events and weddings at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to choose from a range of outstanding Rotana hospitality options available a short walk from the venue.
The strategic location of Capital Centre also means that the three properties will be well positioned to take advantage of major Abu Dhabi tourism attractions such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Al Raha Beach and the Corniche; they will also be located less than 15 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Mr. Selim El Zyr, President & CEO of Rotana said: “In 2011, Capital Centre will see the opening of two properties to be managed by Rotana; the Capital Centre Rotana, a 4 star 300-room hotel, and Centro Capital Centre, a 300-room budget hotel. These will be followed by the opening in 2012 of Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, which is a 4 star 200-room hotel apartment complex. Capital Centre is home to a successful exhibition multiplex, attracting businesses, international event organisers, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world and Rotana is very pleased to be a part of this thriving destination. The three new properties under our management at Capital Centre are a great opportunity for Rotana to deepen its well-established base in Abu Dhabi, and will complement our existing operations”.
Mr. Simon Horgan, Group CEO of ADNEC said: “In less than two decades, Rotana has established an enviable reputation in the region’s hospitality industry and we are delighted to add its quality and experience to ADNEC and Capital Centre’s growing hospitality portfolio. I am delighted that due to the ongoing success of the exhibition centre, we are able to support the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority’s strategic targets for hotel capacity in the capital.
“The support of industry leaders such as Rotana is important in driving forward our plans to build Capital Centre’s position as the world’s first exhibition lifestyle destination,” he added.
Construction at Capital Centre Rotana and Centro Capital Centre is already underway, while the construction on Capital Centre Arjaan is expected to commence shortly. Currently, Rotana manages a portfolio of over 70 properties across 26 cities in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. The company’s strategic aim is to have a property located in every key city in the MENA region in the coming years.
ADNEC’s AED 8 billion Capital Centre development will feature 23 residential, commercial and mixed-use towers adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The exhibition centre hosted 119 events in 2009, an eight-fold increase over 2005 when 14 events took place during the year, at the previous exhibition facility.