The rebranding marks the Andaz brand’s entry into the Middle East market.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will rebrand to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, turning the iconic tower into the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East.
The hotel which is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is expected to be rebranded later this year.
The word andaz meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, echibits the brands ethos which is aimed at well-traveled guests who search for inspiration and enriching experiences that expand their perspectives.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the Andaz brand to the Middle East,” said Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group chief executive of ADNEC.
“As each Andaz hotel pays homage to its location, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will do so by incorporating local art, which will take guests on a journey into the UAE’s vibrant history and culture. A permanent art collection in the hotel will reflect the indigenous culture and evolution of UAE life, featuring the work of both Emirati and local artists.”
Stuart Deeson, general manager of the hotel and area vice president Abu Dhabi for Hyatt said: “The Andaz lifestyle brand is the ideal fit for Abu Dhabi, a city synonymous with art, culture and innovation – elements at the core of the Andaz brand.
“With this opening, we hope to significantly enhance the traveler experience in the capital by delivering guests luxury accommodations, unique local insights, and creative inspiration for which the brand is known.”
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will offer 189 five-star luxury guestrooms and suites, occupying the 18th to 33rd floors of the iconic Capital Gate building, marking the world’s furthest leaning hotel at an 18 degree incline.
Each room will offer panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows, its own unique art, and locally designed comforts such as the hotel’s bespoke Andaz Loungewear. The hotel is adjacent to Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center and will feature a variety of restaurants and bars, an art gallery, a spa, as well as a rooftop swimming pool and fitness center.
The hotel will also feature a permanent art collection and various examples of unique craftsmanship such as Khatt calligraphy art and local, traditional Sadu weaving.