Posted by Bob Brunskill
Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) has hosted a ceremony to mark the completion of construction at its Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi resort on Saadiyat Island, one of the largest resorts in the Middle East.
In a statement to Gulf News, ADNH chairman Saif Mohammad Al Hajri said the resort represents "a qualitative addition to deluxe tourism in the emirate of Abu Dhabi".
The resort, which was built at a cost of Dh730 million and is the first to be established on Saadiyat Island, is due to be completed in the first quarter of next year.
Mr Al Hajri pointed out that by using the latest technology at all phases of construction, ADNH was able to take into account environmentally-friendly issues and energy efficient alternatives.
He added that the company is focused on further growth and expansion for tourism development under the government's Strategic Plan of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2030.
Meanwhile, speaking to Emirates Business 24/7 this week, Khalid bin Sulayem, director-general of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said there are between 16,000 and 20,000 hotel rooms ready to enter the Dubai market by the end of the year.