Hyatt has announced plans to bring its Andaz brand to the Middle East for the first time, with the rebranding of the existing Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.

The 189-room hotel occupies floors 18 to 33 of the Capital Gate skyscraper, which holds the Guinness World Record for the “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower”.

The property is located next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – for a Tried and Tested review of the hotel, published in 2012 shortly after it opened, click here.

The property is expected to be rebranded as the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in late 2018. It’s not clear what changes will be made other than the name, although in keeping with the brand’ aims of paying homage to its location, Hyatt says that the hotel “will feature a permanent art collection and various examples of unique craftsmanship such as “Khatt” calligraphy art and local, traditional “Sadu” weaving”.

The rebranding follows this month’s opening of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residence Emirates Pearl.

Commenting on the news Stuart Deeson, general manager of the hotel and area vice president Abu Dhabi for Hyatt, said:

“The Andaz lifestyle brand is the ideal fit for Abu Dhabi, a city synonymous with art, culture and innovation – elements at the core of the Andaz brand.

“With this opening, we hope to significantly enhance the traveller experience in the capital by delivering guests luxury accommodations, unique local insights, and creative inspiration for which the brand is known.”

Hyatt launched the Andaz brand in London in 2007, and currently operates around 15 properties across North and Latin America, Europe and Asia.