The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has added a new hotel to its tourism portfolio; The DoubleTree By Hilton London ExCel
This investment helps support the entire tourism industry, especially business in the UAE and the UK. It encourages the growth of local communities around the hotel through the extensive experience and capabilities of ADNEC in the hospitality sector.
An increase in the total number of hotels
The addition brings ADNEC’s total portfolio of hotels to six, with other hotels under management including the Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi, and the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in the UAE. It also owns the Aloft London ExCel.
Excel London and its surrounding hotels and guesthouses show considerable growth potential in the years to come, and we look forward to supporting that potential wherever possible. That goes along with our quest to help ADNEC diversify its sources of income and reduce the risk caused by the global market.
This acquisition is the latest achievement of ADNEC, part of Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ), in the hospitality industry, reflecting its long-term vision and willingness to lead the post-pandemic recovery. Accordingly, the transfer process of the hotel ownership will soon be completed to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Corporation.
The new investment comes as a part of a long-term strategy that ADNEC started in 2008 through acquiring ExCeL London. Expansion work has begun to add 35,000 sq.m of event space, including London’s International Convention Centre (ICC), with Europe’s largest auditorium (4,500 seats), 17 additional meetings rooms, and breakout and banquet space. In 2011, ADNEC announced the Aloft London ExCel Hotel opening, the first hotel owned by the group in the UK.
The DoubleTree By Hilton London ExCel is situated directly adjacent to the London’s pre-eminent exhibition centre, ExCeL London, which is also under the ownership of ADNEC Group. Built in 2011, the 9-storey hotel has 287 keys. Located on the banks of the Royal Docks, near Canary Wharf, the hotel contains a range of dining and leisure outlets for guests.