Abu Dhabi Shangri La set for February
ASIA-PACIFIC luxury hotel operator Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement with Al Jaber Establishment and Tourism Development and Investment Company, Abu Dhabi to manage the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, opening February 2007.
This is the second such management agreement between the two groups; the first was for the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
The 21-acre (8.5 hectare) property, including the luxury hotel, serviced apartments and deluxe villas, complemented by dining, entertainment, retail and recreational facilities, will be the first development of its kind in Abu Dhabi.
The hotel is sited on a 1,000-metre private beach and will be 10 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes from the Abu Dhabi Corniche and five minutes from the new convention centre.
All accommodations will feature sea views, including the 214 guestrooms with room sizes over 45sqm, 161 studio to four-bedroom serviced apartments, and seven four to six-bedroom deluxe villas, each with its own swimming pool.
Dining choices will include a poolside bar, lobby lounge, all-day dining coffee shop, and restaurants serving French, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. A lively souk (Arabian marketplace) will be a centre for dining and colourful shopping activity. Recreational facilities include a signature CHI spa, a health club, five outdoor swimming pools and water sports.