Abu Dhabi to construct five-star coastal resort

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi is to get a new contemporary five-star coastal landmark — The Emirates Pearl — a joint venture project between Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the company charged with leveraging the tourism assets of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), and the Atlas Group, a leading telecommunications company in the UAE.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 16 May 2006, 11:06 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:45 PM

The hotel and serviced apartment resort, including an iconic 240 metre-high tower, will be built at a cost of Dh500 million ($136 million) on the capital's Khalidiya coast, opposite the prestigious seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel.

The business and leisure resort centres around the 47-storey tower conceptualised in a new generation podium style designed by Austria's award-winning architect Dennis Lems.

The tower, which houses 352 spacious rooms and suites and 104 luxuriously furnished apartments all with balconies and Gulf views, sits on a 22 metre high, five-storey podium which features a 20-metre high atrium with five restaurants, service centres, offices, a gym, hair salon, spa, meeting rooms, business centre and shops. Serviced apartments are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units.

The resort will also have a private penthouse complete with helipad and two Presidential suites with their own private entrance, swimming pool, meeting rooms and lounges. Executive floor guests will benefit from an indoor swimming pool, meeting room, gym and café.

"This is a signature development for the South West end of Abu Dhabi Corniche and is another step forward in the capital's plan to have 25,000 hotel rooms by 2015," said Mubarak Al Muhairi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Managing Director of TDIC.

Designed to bring a new era of contemporary style to the capital, The Emirates Pearl is being built in a twisting glass design and guests will be welcomed at its entrance by a figurehead sculpture of an Arab hunting scene.

"The hotel's interiors have been conceptualised by MKV Design Ltd of London which has been behind some of the most successful and acclaimed new hotel build and renovations in Europe," said Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa, President, Atlas Group.

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