Le Bristol Paris to make Abu Dhabi debut

HE Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) has appointed Hotel Le Bristol Paris, owned by the Oetker Hotel Collection, to manage Le Bristol Abu Dhabi.The ultra-deluxe hotel is scheduled to open in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi in 2012 and aims to set new standards in the hospitality sector in the Middle East.

Announcing the appointment, HE Sheikh Hamdan said: “We are delighted to welcome the Oetker Hotel Collection and to work with them to manage Le Bristol Abu Dhabi, as we have recognized the common spirit of the group and the incomparable individuality of the various hotels. Superbly located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this city resort will bring a new dimension of classic European hotel luxury and style infused with French flair to Abu Dhabi. The hotel will extend unparalleled service levels, which will reflect the highly individualized nature of its Parisian sister hotel.”

Once operational, Le Bristol Abu Dhabi will feature 250 luxury guestrooms with a minimum size of 40 square metres and suites with private fitness and amenities.

Guest facilities and services will include various contemporary gastronomic choices with a high market Café and a gourmet restaurant, a selection of banqueting rooms with daylight and stunning seaside views for up to 300 persons.

This will be accompanied by a Spa inspired by the Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, also member of the Oetker Hotel Collection, and long time considered as one of the best spas in Europe. A private beach and a private marina next to the hotel complement the ensemble.

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“We are aware of the strength, unique heritage and reputation of the name Hotel Le Bristol Paris. It was awarded as ‘2008 World’s Best Hotel’ by The Institutional Investor - one of the most renowned business publications,” HE Sheikh Hamdan added.

“Le Bristol Abu Dhabi represents an important milestone in our expansion strategy and we feel extremely honoured to work with His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. We foresee a hotel growth of 10 to 15 hotels within the next 10 years. I truly believe that our concept deserves cautious growth as we only seek the most prestigious locations in the world and the finest and most talented employees to give our hotels the right soul. Both are like a gold nugget - hard to find. There will be no compromise on either one of it and we will carefully select our future projects,” said Frank Marrenbach, CEO of the Oetker Hotel Collection.
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