|Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab
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February 23, 2009 - ABU DHABI -- A provisional budget of Dh600-700 million has been set by the Abu Dhabi partner and investor, the National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) for the building of the 250-room five-star hotel on the seafront in Al Bateen area.
The classic Parisian Le Bristol Hotel, owned and managed by the German Oetker Company, will open in Abu Dhabi in 2012.
"We have chosen the family-owned Oetker Hotel Collection due to their selective acquisitions as a long-term engagement and distinctive taste for outstanding locations," said NCTH Chairman Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
The hotel will feature guestrooms with a minimum size of 40 square metres and suites with private fitness amenities, contemporary gourmet restaurants and banquet rooms, with seaside views, for up to 300 people.
Frank Marrenbach, CEO of Oetker Hotel Collection, said that the hotel will comply with Abu Dhabi Government's sustainable building policy, while the predominantly French design and concept will be enhanced by exemplary Arabian hospitality.
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