Abu Dhabi's Premier Inn on track to open in October

19/08/2011 - Dubai Property News Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi's Premier Inn on track to open in October

The first Abu Dhabi property for Premier Inn is set to open this October, providing more budget rooms for tourists looking to stay in the Middle East.Building work began on the 242-room property in April last year and was predicted to open in September 2011, but a few delays have now put this back to October.The hotelier's website is already taking reservations for November 4th onwards as the Whitbread Group opens its fourth property in the UAE, people looking at UAE property may be interested to hear.Darroch Crawford, the managing director of Premier Inn Hotels, told hoteliermiddleeast.com that the finished building is nearly there."The building is 99 per cent ready, but it looks as though the opening will slip into October," he explained."We expect all essential infrastructure and utility services to the site to be available by mid-September; this is a little later than we had hoped, but not majorly so."It comes as Abu Dhabi gets set to welcome the Ritz-Carlton hotel by the end of this year, increasing the city's reputation as a premier tourist destination.