ADQ owned ADNEC expands its portfolio with Anantara’s resorts

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi-based holding company, ADQ owned Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) will now oversee Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

This makes the total number of hotels under ADNEC’s umbrella to five, including Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Abu Dhabi Capital Gate, and Aloft London Excel.

ADNEC has supervised the development of world-class hospitality standards across its portfolio in collaboration with each of the hotel’s operators. The two resorts will join ADNEC’s portfolio of hotels and properties soon.

Jaap Kalkman, Chief Investor Officer at ADQ said, “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.”

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri
Managing Director & Group CEO

“We are proud to welcome the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara to ADNEC’s hotels’ portfolio. In addition to our award-winning exhibition and events business, we have a successful track record as a hotel owner and we partner with renowned international hotel operators to achieve the highest standards in hospitality. 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 expected to host a variety of mega-events from this month onwards, including IDEX and NAVDEX, which will stimulate the demand for rooms and ensure that hotels run at maximum capacity.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

ADNEC is a leader in managing and developing international strategic centers and was established with a vision to become the leading destination for popular, high-profile international conferences, exhibitions, and congresses in the Middle East and North Africa. It holds and runs the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the largest exhibition venue in the MENA region. Besides, ADNEC also covers ExCeL London, Al Ain Convention Centre, Aloft London ExCeL, Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, ADNEC Services LLC, Capital Hospitality, and IDEX LLC.

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