The UAE/Lebanese Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has won the estimated AED500m ($136m) contract to build the Regent Emirates Pearl hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Under the terms of the contract, the company will build a 47-floor tower on top of a 22-metre-high podium. The tower will have 365 hotel rooms and 70 apartments.

The facilities include a beach club, indoor and outdoor pools, a health club, a spa, restaurants, bars and meeting rooms.

Austria’s Dennis Lems is the architect and the interior designer is UK-based MKV Design. Belgium’s Rezidor Hotel Group will manage the Regent.

A joint venture of UAE-based telecommunications company Atlas Group and the local Tourism Development & Investment Company awarded the construction contract to ACC.

ACC is already building the AED2bn ($545m) Etihad Towers mixed-use development, which occupies a plot adjacent to the Regent. The towers are opposite the Emirates Palace hotel.

The contractor is building five mixed-use towers at the development for Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed al-Nahyan, a local businessman and royal.

ACC also bid for the estimated AED1bn contract to build the Bab al-Qasr hotel, opposite Emirates Palace.

Turkey’s Nurol Group won that contract in early November (MEED 6:11:09).

Nurol will build two 37-floor towers for Emirates-Morocco General Trading & Investment Company.