Announcement follows news that Yas Island Hotel operation is to be handed over to Marriott
Aldar has issued a statement declaring that is planning to work with Viceroy Hotel Group on an as-yet unnamed project.
“Abu Dhabi continues to cement its reputation as a leading tourism destination for business and leisure travellers alike. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Viceroy Hotel Group on this hospitality project in line with our strategy to leverage partnerships with international operators and brands for our portfolio of eleven hotels,” said Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer of Aldar Properties.
The project is likely to be a Viceroy-branded hotel in Abu Dhabi and Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group said: “We are excited by what the next chapter brings for Viceroy Hotel Group in the region. Aldar has been and will continue to be a very important partner. We look forward to working with them in the drive to position Abu Dhabi globally.”
Aldar announced earlier this week that, effective July 1, 2018, Marriott International will assume operation of its Yas Island hotel, “which will go through a refurbishment period before opening under W Hotels– marking the debut of the brand in Abu Dhabi. Areas across the hotel will be refreshed and redesigned as per W Hotels’ brand standards, with an upgrade to its lobby and pool facilities, whilst remaining open to guests.”