Contractors that bid for the contract to build the Four Seasons hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Sowwah island are still waiting for government-owned investment vehicle Mubadala Development Company to make an award.

The bidders gave final offers to Mubadala in October last year after initial bids were submitted in early 2011. The planned five-star hotel will be a 144-metre high tower, with a gross floor area of about 100,000 square metres (sq m).

The 200-room hotel will contain restaurants, a swimming pool, spa, gym and conference centre. The development will also include 124 apartments and a 6,000 sq m retail area. In addition, the hotel will have 16,000 sq m of car parking space. The estimated duration of the construction work is 24 months.

Mubadala is also responsible for the development of the rest of Sowwah Island, located between Reem island and the port area of Abu Dhabi island.

Construction work has started on another Four Seasons hotel in the neighbouring emirate of Dubai. The local Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) was awarded an estimated AED400m ($108.9m) contract to build the resort in February.