Jumeirah to operate luxury resort on Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi

Dubai-based luxury hotel operator Jumeirah Group said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan to operate a resort on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Set in a prime location on the north eastern coast of the island, which will also host the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim museums, the property will be “the most luxurious five-star resort in Abu Dhabi”, Jumeirah said in a statement.

Expected to open in 2017, the hotel will comprise 294 guest rooms, including spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas.

Food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining venue, two signature restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, a pool and beach bars, retail shops and outdoor beach and pool areas.

Once complete, the Saadiyat Island master-plan development will be made up of seven districts which will house and service a population of 150,000 people.

The districts will include The Louvre and The Guggenheim museums, a Performing Arts Centre, nine kilometres of beaches, six luxury hotels and resorts, a championship golf course with luxury apartments, the Monte Carlo Beach Club, a promenade, a marina and the Saadiyat Retreat where the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will be located.