DUBAI, UAE—Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi following a refurbishment and rebranding program. The hotel joins the company’s burgeoning UAE portfolio and will add an additional 281 rooms to Hilton Worldwide’s growing UAE room total.
Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi is a curved glass property located close to Abu Dhabi International Airport. With an abundance of corporate facilities including a 700-capacity grand ballroom and separate 500-capacity function room, five large meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a complimentary business center, the hotel is well placed to maximise on the city’s MICE market.
The hotel is also set up to accommodate leisure visitors with a spa, complete with 15 treatment rooms, sauna and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor and outdoor pool. The property includes seven different bars and restaurants, all serving a wide range of international cuisine.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels and Resorts said: “The opening of Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi continues the outstanding 40-year legacy the company’s flagship hotel brand has enjoyed with the UAE. With so many new striking features, the hotel is set to become an exceptional example of the high standards, quality and unrivalled experience guests expect from the region’s pre-eminent international hospitality brand.”
The all-glass curved wave design of Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi defines the exterior of the property giving the hotel high visibility. Walking through the entrance, the interior offers light-filled public spaces and guest accommodation ranging from classic and deluxe rooms to spacious junior and presidential suites – all finished with marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows.
“Today’s announcement is particularly timely with all economic indicators suggesting Abu Dhabi is enjoying an exciting phase of visitor growth,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa. “This strategy, implemented by the local tourism authority, provides the perfect foundation for the hospitality sector to prosper and upscale hotels such as Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi will, in turn, help strengthen Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a key global business and leisure destination.”