ABU DHABI will soon see the region’s first resort, spa and residences to be operated by Angsana Resorts and Spas, an affiliate brand of the award-winning Banyan Tree chain.
The properties will be part of a $110 million eco-spa resort which will transform 140,000sqm of land in the capital's Eastern Mangroves district and will be operational by 2009.
The development of the Angsana properties in Abu Dhabi will be handled by the emirate’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC). “Design of this eco-tourism initiative is already underway as is an in-depth environmental impact study. Final design and construction will be carried out with sensitivity to the eco-balance of the natural mangroves of the district," explained Lee Tabler, CEO, TDIC.
The Angsana properties in Abu Dhabi will have three major components: a 100-room five-star resort and spa, a 50-berth marina and 18 stilted water villas. At the same time, there will be 100 luxury apartments, which will make up the Angsana Residences and be serviced by the main resort.The entire development will be designed and constructed with an eco-feel with elevated wooden trails throughout.
The resort will be accessed by a new bridge which will link the Eastern Mangroves with the capital’s East Road.
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