Hyatt's Andaz brand coming to the Middle East

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels(Image: Hyatt Hotels)

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has set plans to rebrand the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi into the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

The Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi will have the first Andaz-branded hotel in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions—the hotel's owner—aims to rebrand the property by late 2018. 

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will have 189 guestrooms and suites, occupying the 18th to 33rd floors of the Capital Gate building. The new Andaz will also mark the world’s furthest leaning hotel at an 18-degree incline. The hotel in the UAE's capital is near several cultural, creative and entertainment attractions, including Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Center, Zayed Sports City and The Louvre, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Mangrove National Park. 

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“We are extremely excited to introduce the Andaz brand to the Middle East. As each Andaz hotel pays homage to its location, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will do so by incorporating local art, which will take guests on a journey into the UAE’s vibrant history and culture. A permanent art collection in the hotel will reflect the indigenous culture and evolution of UAE life, featuring the work of both Emirati and local artists,” Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group chief executive of ADNEC, said in a statement. 

The Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will be the city's third Hyatt hotel, joining the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl and the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. There are currently 18 Hyatt hotels in the Middle East, nine of which are in the UAE.