DUBAI—Marriott International announced the opening of two new properties in Dubai to kick start the expansion of its growing pipeline across the Middle East and Africa. The two properties carry the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, as well as its upscale serviced apartments brand, Marriott Executive Apartments.
“It is an exciting time for Marriott International as we start off the year opening two beautiful properties in Dubai. The Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf is our first of many future properties that are aligned with the brand’s new positioning and strategic direction, while the Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Al Jaddaf further strengthens our footprint in the region’s extended stay segment,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Marriott International Middle East and Africa. “We are delighted to be working with our partners, Nilona Holding to open these two attractive properties, which are in line with Dubai’s projected industry growth over the next few years as we move towards Expo 2020.”
The Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf is the first Middle East and Africa property to open as per the new brand transformation that Marriott Hotels has been going through globally since last year. This includes a new logo, mobile check-in, and re-designed lobbies and public spaces known as ‘Greatrooms’ for the next generation of travelers.
The Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf has 352 rooms across eight floors with 192 Deluxe King and 107 Deluxe Double rooms, including 39 Executive Suites, two Zabeel Suites, and a Presidential Suite. Each space is designed for functionality and leisure with state-of-the-art technology and wired and wireless Internet. The hotel also offers 14 meeting rooms as well as the magnificent Zabeel ballroom, which can accommodate up to a maximum of 540 persons.
The property features seven restaurants, lounges, and bars, offering cuisines from around the world including Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and a new American/Scottish concept.
Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Al Jaddaf is the brand’s sixth property in the region; with a further six set to open across the Middle East and Africa by 2017. Introduced in 1997 to the Marriott International portfolio, Marriott Executive Apartments is the company’s only corporate apartment brand designed to provide upscale residential living.
The Marriott Hotels brand currently has 16 hotels in seven countries across the Middle East and Africa, with over 5000 rooms. By 2017, there will be a further twelve properties across the region, raising the room count by nearly 3000 rooms.