In an effort to strengthen its regional presence, Jumeirah Group recently signed an agreement with HH Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan to operate a luxury Jumeirah resort on Sa’adiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
The property is expected to open in 2017 and will comprise 294 guest rooms, including spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas. Some of the food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining venue, two signature restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, pool and beach bars, retail shops and outdoor beach and pool areas.
Once complete, the Sa’adiyat Island master-plan development will be made up of seven districts. This will include the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, a performing arts centre, nine kilometres of beaches, six luxury hotels and resorts, golf course with apartments, Monte Carlo Beach Club, a promenade, marina and the Sa’adiyat Retreat.
Jumeirah currently operates 22 hotels, resorts and residences, including 11 in the Middle East, six in Europe and five in Asia. A further 26 hotels are in the pipeline.