NEW MARRIOTT AND MARRIOTT EXECUTIVE APARTMENTS BRANDED PROPERTIES PLANNED FOR ABU DHABI at BLOOM CENTRAL
Both properties are DEVELOPED BY Bloom Properties and scheduled to open in 2014
BETHESDA, MARYLAND, USA—Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) announced that it has signed agreements with Real Estate Group LLC, a subsidiary of Bloom Properties to manage two properties in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Opening in 2014, the hotels are the:
· 315-room Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel
· 64-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Abu Dhabi City Center
They will be part of Bloom Central mixed-use development including 16,200 square meters of office and residential space on Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum St. (Airport Road), one of Abu Dhabi’s main access roads to the city’s central business district. The site is a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
“We are delighted to introduce our upscale Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartment brands in Abu Dhabi and by the continued expansion of our lodging brands portfolio in the United Arab Emirates,” said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international lodging for Marriott International. “The Middle East continues to be one of the most attractive tourism areas in the world and we are confident these two properties will be welcomed additions to the hospitality sector of the market.”
Designed to inspire and energize, the Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel will feature contemporary and stylishly appointed interiors that blend the latest in residential design, bold color, dramatic lighting and real comfort. Guest rooms will have Marriott’s renowned plush bed and bath amenities, internet access, safe and flat screen television.
Its restaurants and lounges will focus on modern classics with quality ingredients, foundational cooking and updated presentations. For dining and entertainment, the hotel will have a casual restaurant serving three meals daily, a specialty restaurant, a lounge that will flow into a spacious, open lobby area and a roof-level pool-area. Its recreational amenities will include a health and leisure club that will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a variety of cardio, strength training and stability equipment and an outdoor, roof-top swimming pool, spa and fitness center.
Travelers will appreciate the hotel’s executive level and lounge, lobby level business center, room service, laundry/valet service and retail shop.
For conferences and social events, the hotel will offer 1,596-square meters of space including a 600-meter ballroom that will be divisible into three sections, a 370-square meter junior ballroom which will also be divisible into three sections, three meeting rooms in varying configurations, two board rooms and a 40-square meter VIP room.
The 64-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Abu Dhabi City Center will offer the convenience of five-star, full service hotel facilities with the space, ambience and privacy of residential living and the assurance and security of a Marriott hospitality experience. The property will provide a range of tastefully furnished one-, two- and three-bedroom units that will include a full kitchen and laundry, flat screen television, internet access and in-unit safe. Guests will also have access to a private resident’s lounge for relaxing or private entertaining and a separate swimming pool and fitness center as well as a number of other amenities such as private storage, weekly maid service and shopping service.
The Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel is part of a continued global expansion of Marriott International’s original, iconic business and leisure hotel brand, designed for frequent travelers who want to make the most of every opportunity presented by travel. Currently there are more than 500 Marriott branded hotels in 60 countries globally.
Marriott Executive Apartments are all located outside of North America and are designed for executive expats staying in a destination for 30+ nights, usually on temporary assignment or relocation.
The Marriott International lodging portfolio in the UAE today consists of seven properties including the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, the Ritz-Carlton Dubai Financial Center, the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Green Community, the Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai and the Marriott Executive Apartments Green Community.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.