Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ), will now oversee two Anantara resorts in Abu Dhabi.
The two properties include Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, reported Tradearabia.com.
The latest move brings the number of hotels under ADNEC to five, which includes Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Abu Dhabi Capital Gate, and Aloft London Excel.
The company is claimed to have supervised the development of high hospitality standards across its portfolio in collaboration with each of the hotel’s operators.
ADQ chief investor officer Jaap Kalkman was quoted by the website as saying: “Moving Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort and the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resorts by Anantara under ADNEC’s portfolio provides greater scale and a broader platform for attracting business and leisure tourism to Abu Dhabi.
“We are confident that transferring the resorts will increase ADNEC’s competitive offering and allow it to create engaging new experiences for conference and exhibition attendees in the future.”
The two Anantara resorts will immediately join ADNEC’s portfolio of hotels and properties.
ADNEC managing director and group CEO Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri was quoted by the website as saying: “The addition of these two iconic hotels will further support our ability to increase the direct and indirect economic contributions of the tourism sector in Abu Dhabi, as well as confirm its position as the region’s capital of the business tourism sector.”
Abu Dhabi is planning to host several events starting from February, and these events are expected to boost demand for hotel rooms.