Hilton Abu Dhabi begins beach reclamation eco-project

July 21, 2014 11:29 am

Hilton Abu Dhabi, an Abu Dhabi National Hotel property, announced the launch of an eco-friendly beach reclamation project, which is set to restore and extend the hotel’s famous Hiltonia Beach Club beachfront on the Abu Dhabi Corniche by more than 1,400m2, while also preserving the environment. The news follows the hotel’s recent 2014 Eco Award win, which celebrates the most environmentally friendly Hilton Worldwide hotels around the world.

So that beach-loving Hiltonia Beach Club guests can continue to enjoy the full set of facilities – which include award-winning restaurants, pools, a spa and gym – the coastal eco-project will be staged in two phases to allow beach access throughout. Smart marine expertise is behind the creation of the extended beachfront with the production of an underwater sea wall. The submerged and discreet structure will be formed using custom-designed sand filled geo textile tubes, which have been eco-engineered to replicate natural environments for local marine life to inhabit. In addition, the sea wall, which mimics a natural fringing reef, allows waves to break offshore to protect the beachfront from erosion.

Daniel Chamberlain, Director of sports and leisure, Hiltonia Beach Club, Hilton Abu Dhabi said: “As an internationally recognized Blue Flag standard beach and the region’s most eco-friendly Hilton Worldwide hotel, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We have taken major steps to ensure that this reclamation project protects and preserves our marine environment, while also enhancing the guest experience.”

He added: “Hiltonia Beach Club has been a hugely popular asset for hotel guests as well as residents of Abu Dhabi for a number of years and we were keen to make sure that any extension to our resources complied with the hotel’s high environmental standards. Once the project is complete, members and guests will be able to enjoy and relax on a 360 meter length of spectacular beach front which will include a special, supervised play area designated for children, where they can enjoy may building sand castles.”

To celebrate today’s announcement, the Hiltonia Club is extending a special annual membership offer during the summer months (July-September) valid from now until September, for anyone purchasing a full annual membership package.*

Hilton Abu Dhabi is home to Hiltonia Beach Club – a popular beachfront location for Abu Dhabi residents and tourists, who frequent the club to enjoy its award-winning restaurants, bars, pool, spa and gym areas. For membership enquiries, please call +971 2 692 4203 or email hiltonia.abudhabi@hilton.com

Leanne Smart
Hilton Abu Dhabi
Marketing and Communications Manager
+971 50 0641 6326

Katie Fyfe
Grayling (for Hilton Abu Dhabi)
+971 4 390 1630