Hyatt Capital Gate opens in Abu Dhabi

31st Dec 2011
Hyatt Capital Gate opens in Abu Dhabi

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) have announced the opening of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi - located at the city’s premium business address on the top floors of the iconic Capital Gate building, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees.

The hotel is strategically located adjacent to the thriving Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, within walking distance of the upmarket Embassy District and only 15 minutes from the international airport.

Occupying floors 18 to 33 of the Capital Gate building, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi offers 189 luxury guestrooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer sweeping, bird’s eye views of the Arabian Gulf and the city.

“Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is unique in its forward-thinking design and well-crafted hospitality approach,” said Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, South West Asia. “The hotel was designed to cater to the individual traveller seeking indigenous experiences and the property offers many thoughtful features that executive travellers value today.”

“ADNEC is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Hyatt to bring this landmark property to the Abu Dhabi market. Hyatt Capital Gate is well on its way to becoming a ‘must-visit’ for tourists and Abu Dhabi residents alike,” said Sanjay Tanna Director of Business Development and Investments of ADNEC.


“The opening of the hotel further broadens the destination appeal of ADNEC for the business traveller.”

Owned and developed by ADNEC, the Capital Gate tower, has already earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for its 18 degree lean - more than four times that of the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The impressive architectural feats that define the Capital Gate building are combined with elegant interior design concepts to create a uniquely refined guest experience. While standing at the outer periphery of a guestroom, guests feel as though they are floating in mid-air since they cannot see the ground directly below them. The inner atrium provides a view to the sky and draws natural light into the core of the building.

Designed to be stylish, welcoming and a calm retreat in the city, each guestroom is unique with its own configuration and size giving guests the experience of staying in a “new” room each time they check-in to the hotel.

Guestrooms have an open plan with seamless living, sleeping and bathing areas, which help to make the room feel spacious and welcoming. The rooms are designed with a careful selection of muted earth tones and natural textures. Rough, natural stone is contrasted with smooth Cappuccino marble from Turkey, while olive Zebrano wood millwork from Africa is combined with grass effect panels in a soft colour palette.

The guestrooms and suites offer features for business travellers, such as high-speed wired and wireless Internet, spacious work areas, easy-to-use clocks, and power outlets at desk level. Rain showers and separate oval bath tubs will make the hectic business day feel a million miles away, while guests who stay in the hotel’s suites can relax and take in the view from luxury infinity baths providing a private, spacious escape.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, 18˚ (degrees), is an ideal location to experience the intriguing flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean while taking in bird’s eye views of Abu Dhabi city and its coastline. Using locally sourced produce and simple, fresh flavours, the three show kitchens and interactive counters add to the theatrical “mise en scene” of the restaurant.

The Lounge is a refined destination for the local and international business elite, and discerning residents of the capital. An eclectic spread of premium teas, coffees, fresh pastries and snacks are available in comfortable lounge-style seating or the more intimate library area.

Located on the ground floor, Profiterole caters to the adjacent exhibition centre and the executive office floors located within the Capital Gate building. Profiterole offers a unique à la carte menu that revolves around small baked pastries with sweet or savoury fillings.

Within the hotel, four exclusive state-of-the-art Salons (boardrooms) are available to host private meetings, while Privé can be used as a breakout venue for refreshments or casual light lunches. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer natural daylight, while the latest technology and experienced associates ensure every event is a resounding success. In addition, the adjacent ADNEC offers 19 meeting rooms, two conference rooms, a large banquet hall and 785,000 square feet of interconnected exhibition space.

Rayana Spa, Abu Dhabi’s only “sky spa,” is perched on the 19th floor of the hotel and features unsurpassed views of the city. Rayana Rituals—holistic treatments designed to instil power, beauty and energy - are offered by experienced therapists in suites filled with natural light.

Rayana Spa is complemented by a fitness centre equipped with modern cardio and resistance machines, a sun terrace, an outdoor cantilevered swimming pool and a whirlpool.

Abu Dhabi is known as the cultural and sporting centre of the UAE. Activities in the destination can range from a heart-pounding drive in a F1 car at Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World, to a round of golf on one of the world-class championship courses nearby. For a more cultural experience, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is nearby.

The opening of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi follows the November 1, 2011 opening of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. The resort is an exclusive sanctuary of contemporary luxury located on Saadiyat Island.


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