Marriott signs The Ritz-Carlton in Amman
Scheduled to open by the end of 2020, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman marks the brand's 20th property across MEA and its first in Jordan
Marriott International and Al Eqbal Real Estate Development signed The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, marking the debut of The Ritz-Carlton brand in Jordan.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amman marks the brand’s 20th property in the Middle East and Africa and is scheduled to open by 2020.
The property comprises 233 guest rooms and suites and will feature two speciality food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop restaurant.
The hotel will also offer a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a signature spa and modern meeting facilities including a 1,000m2 ballroom. When completed, the hotel will also be adjacent to a residential tower of 90 Ritz-Carlton branded residences to be offered for sale by Al Eqbal Real Estate Development.
Located in the heart of the city, the concept designs for the project have been developed by WATG, which has worked on other properties for the brand across the world, including The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya. Dar Al-Handasah has been appointed as the lead architect and engineer of record for the project.
Al Eqbal Real Estate Development owner Tawfik Fakhouri said in a statement: "We are proud to introduce The Ritz-Carlton international brand to Jordan. Through The Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences in Amman, we aim to enhance the hospitality sector with luxury offerings in line with the highest international standards."
Marriott International president and managing director, Middle East and Africa Alex Kyriakidis added: "We are delighted to be working with Al Eqbal Real Estate to introduce The Ritz-Carlton in Jordan. This property will play a significant role in catering to the desires of leisure and business tourists alike.
"Jordan is an integral part of Marriott International's growth strategy in the Middle East. We have a strong presence in the country with five hotels in operation and now with the signing of The Ritz-Carlton, we are on track to double our portfolio in the market in the next four years."
Along with The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, the brand will open properties in Tunis (Tunisia), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and three properties across Morocco – Tamuda Bay, Marrakech and Rabat.