Hyatt Capital Gate breaks record

Hyatt Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, due to open in 2011, has been certified as the “World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Capital Gate, owned and developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), has been built to lean 18 degrees westwards – more than four times that of the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

“Hyatt Capital Gate will be a very special property as it will provide guests with a truly authentic luxury hotel experience in a building that is truly magnificent. This will be one of the most exclusive hotels in the world,” said Adrian Hearn, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hyatt Capital Gate.

“Hyatt Capital Gate is the perfect building in the right location and one of the Middle East’s most significant hotel developments,” he said.

Linked to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the 189-room Hyatt Capital Gate occupies levels 18 to 33 of the 160 metre high building.


With a sleek, contemporary design, guests to this unique 5 star Hyatt property will be awe-inspired by panoramic views of the city and the staggering shape, orientation and design of the 35-storey tower.

The tower features innovative construction techniques including the world’s first known use of a ‘pre-cambered’ core, which contains more than 15,000 cubic metres of concrete reinforced with 10,000 tons of steel. The core, deliberately built off centre, has straightened as the building has risen, compressing the concrete and giving it strength, and moving into (vertical) position as the weight of the floors was added.

Capital Gate was designed by international architecture firm RMJM.