Courtyard by Marriott arrives in Abu Dhabi

Marriott International brand makes debut in UAE capital with 195-key hotel

Philip Bryson, senior vice president Marriott International Middle East and Africa; Patrick Bell, general manager, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi; Richard Bleakley, general manager, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi; Talal Al Dhiyebi, executive director of asset management at Aldar Properties PJSC.
Philip Bryson, senior vice president Marriott International Middle East and Africa; Patrick Bell, general manager, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi; Richard Bleakley, general manager, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi; Talal Al Dhiyebi, executive director of asset management at Aldar Properties PJSC.

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel brand has made its debut in Abu Dhabi, with a 195-key property adjacent to the city’s World Trade Center Mall.

Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi had its soft opening on Sunday (December 21), welcoming its first guest, Saeed Al Romaithi, assistant vice president of human resources at ADGAS and a Marriott Rewards Platinum member.

---FIRST LOOK: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT WORLD TRADE CENTER, ABU DHABI---

The executive team at the hotel, which is targeted at young business travellers, is headed up by general manager Richard Bleakley.

“This opening is not only extremely significant for the company as a Marriott-endorsed brand in the capital, but it also reinforces the clear focus of the international group and its long term expansion plans across the GCC,” said Bleakley.

“We believe that this is the first step on a very exciting journey, and we have an incredibly talented team made up of more than 31 nationalities all of who are united on the vision we have for the Courtyard by Marriott brand.

“I can’t wait for people to come and experience the property for themselves, with its inviting food and beverage outlets, our cool café hangout; Fifth Street Café, and our stunning rooftop bar and lounge; Up and Below.”

Among the facilities at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, which is a five minutes’ walk away from the Corniche, are complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and 1604 square feet of meeting space across three meeting rooms.

The hotel also has a fitness centre as well as an outdoor, rooftop swimming pool.

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