Marriott International has signed an agreement with RDK Tourism Investment to open four properties in the UAE.
These will include three in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, and the addition of more than 700 rooms across its Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments and Autograph Collection Hotels brands.
Marriott Hotels and Resorts will open Marriott Mirfa Resort, Abu Dhabi, making it the first Marriott resort in Abu Dhabi. Located on the coast of the Al Dhafra region, it is slated to open in 2025. The 114-room beachfront resort is expected to feature three restaurants, over 600 sqm of meeting and event space, and the lounge. M Club, signature of the brand.
The Liwa Hotel, Autograph Collection, Abu Dhabi will open as part of the Autograph Collection Hotels portfolio. Located in Abu Dhabi’s largest oasis, Liwa Oasis, the property will offer 66 rooms and suites, including three sprawling three-bedroom villas. Its opening is scheduled for the end of 2023.
Marriott Executive Apartments will open two properties, one in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi. Marriott Executive Apartments Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Barsha South, Dubai will offer upscale residential apartments for business and leisure travelers.
The Marriott Executive Apartments Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi is set to open in 2024 and will offer 147 one and two bedroom apartments. It will overlook the Al Reem Channel and be close to Al Maryah Island.
The Marriott Executive Apartments Al Barsha South, Dubai, meanwhile, will be located in Dubai Science Park and will feature 411 apartments, townhouses and penthouses as well as five dining experiences across three towers once it opens. in 2023.
All four properties are expected to be converted from existing properties operated by RDK Tourism Investment.
Chadi Hauch, Regional Vice President of Development for the Middle East at Marriott International, said, “As a company, we have developed a user-friendly platform for conversion. The United Arab Emirates remains an important growth market for the company, and we continue to see opportunities to further diversify our portfolio in this market. »
Sandeep Walia, COO Middle East at Marriott International, added, “We are delighted to strengthen our collaboration with RDK Tourism Investment and expand our portfolio of properties in the United Arab Emirates. We look forward to strengthening this relationship and supporting the overall growth of the tourism sector in the United Arab Emirates. »
Marriott International’s portfolio in the UAE currently consists of 75 properties with over 21,000 rooms across 20 brands.