Hard Rock International today announced an agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Properties for the development and management of Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi, a five star international hotel.
The 378-room luxury hotel will be ideally situated within the picturesque seafront of the Corniche and just a short distance from the modern city's bustling financial district, marking Hard Rock Hotels' exciting entrance into the Middle East.
Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi will feature an assortment of signature restaurants, entertainment and meeting facilities, including the renowned Hard Rock Cafe. Other key attractions include a beautifully appointed Sky Lobby on the fifth floor podium, spectacular Lobby Bar with outdoor entertainment deck and hookah lounge, as well as a 37th floor Sky Bar with swimming pool.
With more than 12,000 square feet dedicated to wellness and spa facilities, the resort will host the Body Rock fitness center and signature Rock Spa. Additionally, guests of the hotel will enjoy the convenience of the state-of-the-art events and meeting facilities, as well as the business center, accompanied by six meeting rooms and a 5,200 square foot ballroom.
"We are looking forward to collaborating with Aabar Properties to complete the design process, embarking upon the development and construction, and, upon completion, extremely excited to manage the day-to-day operations of Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi," said Michael Shindler, executive vice president of Hard Rock Hotels. "This development marks an important benchmark to the overall global expansion of our brand."
Boasting a diverse portfolio and strong presence within Abu Dhabi, Aabar Properties, enters into its first hospitality venture with the development of Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi, building on its heritage as a leading real estate development, management and investment company, with a focus on supporting Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030.
"Aabar Properties is committed to developing real estate opportunities that directly contribute to the long term strategic development of Abu Dhabi. One of our key goals is to align with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, by creating a desirable and dynamic city for modern lifestyles," said Khalifa Al Mehairi, CEO of Aabar Properties. "I am very excited to develop the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi, which is a milestone venture for Aabar Properties."