Dubai, 08 April 2015: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hit cinema screens around the world on 3 April 2015 as part of the new Hollywood action film FAST & FURIOUS 7. Film lovers can see a spectacular high-octane chase scene featuring the landmark towers, in which one of the super cars speeds out of one tower and lands in the middle of a cocktail reception in another.
The filming took place over three months in 2014 and guests staying at the hotel were able to catch a glimpse of the action from the Observation Deck at 300. This is the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi and provided the perfect place to watch the helicopters filming around the towers.
A VIP delegation from Abu Dhabi attended the premiere on 1 April 2015 at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. His Highness Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, owner of Etihad Towers said: “We are happy that Abu Dhabi is a key location for FAST & FURIOUS 7. So much action centered around Etihad Towers and its five-star Jumeirah hotel, apartments, offices and luxury boutiques. We hope that the film inspires people to come and experience Abu Dhabi. Please know that our friend Vin Diesel won’t be doing
the valet parking, he’s family!”
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, General Manager, Stefan Fuchs, said: “It was an exceptional experience to host the crew during the filming, the hotel became their second home throughout the three months and we made sure they felt welcome and well taken care of. My colleagues and I are very proud to be working at one of the landmarks that represent the emirate in the movie and hope its worldwide screening will stimulate people’s curiosity to visit Abu Dhabi and experience its outstanding leisure and cultural offerings. ”
FAST & FURIOUS 7 has an all-star cast including Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Paul Walker. The film pays tribute to Walker, who tragically passed away in a fatal car accident. The trailer was released during the US Super Bowl, one of the most viewed TV events in the world with an audience of over 150 million viewers.
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About Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
The business, social and gourmet hub of Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers offers a relaxed and bespoke urban lifestyle experience based on personalised care, craftsmanship, and a passion for unique culinary experiences. Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the 5-star luxury city hotel spans 66 floors and includes 382 guest rooms and suites of refined elegance offering the latest technology and stunning Corniche and coastal views. The hotel features a Club Executive Lounge, 199 serviced residences, twelve restaurants and bars including the signature restaurants Li Beirut and Brasserie Angélique, Talise Spa, Six P Gym and one of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conferencing centers in the capital. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was developed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan’s Projects Department.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About FAST & FURIOUS 7
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of FAST & FURIOUS 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. FAST & FURIOUS 7 in cinemas and in IMAX across the UAE as of April 2nd.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
PO Box 111929, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 2 811 5578
Mobile number: +971 55 500 8843
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com