U.S. luxury chain VICEROY take over management of YAS Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading property development, investment and management company, today announced that the Viceroy Hotel Group has been awarded the contract to operate the Yas Hotel on Yas Island, the Emirate’s leading leisure and entertainment destination.Viceroy Hotel Group operates luxury properties in Santa Monica, Anguilla, Miami, Snowmass and plans future openings in with forthcoming openings in Beverly Hills (in what is currently L’Ermitage Beverly Hills), the Maldives.

Located at the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Yas Hotel welcomed its first guests for the inaugural race in 2009 where it unveiled its unique design and world class amenities. 

In direct competition with Dubai, oil rich Abu Dhabi has been stepping up the development of its tourism infrastructure, with major projects such as Yas Island by Aldar which also includes Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park and Saadiyat Island complex developed by Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) which will include 4 luxury hotels: Mandarin Oriental, Shangri La, Park Hyatt, St Regis, most of them due to open 2012-2013.