Marriott debuts Residence Inn in the UAE
Residence Inn is due to be completed in 2019, and will be located in Al Jadaf, Dubai
Marriott International has signed Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf, which marks the hotel group's first property from the Residence Inn brand portfolio in the UAE.
Due to be completed in 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf will comprise 135 rooms.
The newly signed property is owned by Bahrain-based International Trading and Investment Company WLL (ITICO), an existing partner of Marriott International that currently owns two other properties – Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair and Marriott Executive Apartments Manama.
ITICO has also recently signed its third property in Bahrain with Marriott International, Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Seef.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International said: “This signing is a significant event for us as it represents the company’s first Residence Inn by Marriott property in the UAE and comes in response to a rapidly increasing demand in the market.
"Today it’s not only the executive traveller who seeks an extended stay property, but also young families who are looking for a home-like environment where they can still experience the comfort and convenience that they would benefit from in a hotel, such as free Wi-Fi and hot breakfasts.”
“We are very excited to develop the first Residence Inn by Marriot in the UAE after the great success we had with the brand in Bahrain. We are very pleased with our long term partnership with Marriot International and look forward to further enhance it by announcing more projects in the near future,” said Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, chairman, International Trading and Investment Company.