Danat Hotels & Resorts has successfully taken over the operations of Mercure City Centre Hotel from 1 March. 

The hotel will now operate as Novel Hotel City Center, a new brand by Danat Hotels & Resorts a division of the National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels (NCT&H).

In operation since 1979, the 215-room hotel is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s central business district, close to the Corniche stretch.

Facilities at the Novel Hotel City Center include dining and nightlife venues, conference and event spaces including a ballroom, and amenities such as swimming pool and gym.

“We are delighted to add another city hotel to our expanding Danat Hotels & Resorts portfolio in UAE,” said Manoj Kanwal, operations director, Danat.

He added: “We are excited to welcome guests with the re-launch of the hotel as a new brand of Danat Hotels & Resorts,” Kanwal added.