Abu Dhabi set to get Regent hotel in 2010

An artist’s impression of the Regent Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi

The Rezidor Hotel Group will enter the UAE capital with its luxury brand Regent Hotels & Resorts.

The new property, Regent Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi is scheduled to open in 2010 on the South West of the city’s signature Corniche.
The hotel will have 365 elegantly styled rooms and suites complemented by 70 tastefully furnished apartments with breathtaking Arabian Gulf views. The 47-storey silhouette of twisting glass is designed by Austria’s award-winning architect Dennis Lems.  The modern interior is conceptualised by MKV Design LTD of London and inspired by the rich heritage of Abu Dhabi.
Jean-Marc Busato, area vice-president of The Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “Abu Dhabi is a welcome addition to our expanding UAE portfolio and our aim is to have a presence in each emirate within the next five years.
“Tourism in Abu Dhabi is also currently undergoing a major transformation and will soon become one of the region’s top business and leisure destinations and its important that Rezidor is part of this development.”
The $175 million landmark development is owned by the UAE’s Atlas Group and is a joint venture project with the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the company charged with leveraging the tourism assets of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. 
The property will have an exclusive beach club with private beach access, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, health club and a luxury spa with beautifully appointed treatment rooms.
The extensive banquet and meeting facilities comprise a multi purpose ballroom, six boardrooms, and two conference rooms supported by a business centre and unrivalled break out possibilities.
A 20-metre high atrium will form the centre of the lobby where guests can choose to dine from six restaurants, including one on an island connected to the hotel, two lounges, four bars and a rooftop deck.