Wolverhampton construction firm Carillion's joint venture business in the United Arab Emirates, Al Futtaim Carillion, has been awarded a £110 million contract by Aabar Properties to build a five-star Hard Rock Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

The 378-room hotel will also feature an assortment of signature restaurants, entertainment and meeting facilities, including the renowned Hard Rock Café.

Other key attractions will include a Sky Lobby on the fifth floor podium, a lobby bar with outdoor entertainment deck and hookah lounge, as well as a 37th floor Sky Bar with swimming pool.  The resort will also host the Body Rock fitness centre and signature Rock Spa.

Construction is scheduled to begin this month, with completion in the first quarter of 2017.

Carillion's chief executive, Richard Howson, said: "We are delighted to have been selected for this important contract, which reflects our reputation for delivering projects to high standards of quality, safety and reliability. 

"We look forward to working with Aabar Properties to deliver this prestigious hotel."