Hilton Worldwide signed a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel for Abu Dhabi, UAE. The hotel, currently known as Abu Dhabi Al Maqta, will rebrand and re-open as Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand in Summer 2013.
The 281-room conversion property is a curved glass landmark in the capital, close to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and in the heart of the city's new Capital District. The hotel has a range of accommodations, from classic and deluxe rooms as well as junior to presidential suites, all with signature design pieces of floor-to ceiling glass windows and marble bathrooms.
The hotel, which will undergo a series of brand changes before joining the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio, has multiple facilities including a 700-capacity grand ballroom with a separate 500-capacity function room, five meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a VIP Majilis with private entrance.
For relaxation, guests can choose from an indoor or outdoor pool and the range of amenities also includes seven restaurants and bars, many offering panoramic views of the city.
Abu Dhabi is one of the fastest growing tourist and traveler markets in the Middle East as the Emirate continues to diversify into new sectors. The UAE capital welcomed a record 2.3 million visitors during 2012 with plans to attract a further 200,000 travelers during 2013.