Big strides in Dubai & Liberia: Marriott news roundup [Infographic]
A week in the world of Marriott: read up on the new W Hotels property in Dubai, and its first Sheraton in Liberia.
W Hotels opens sparkling new property in Dubai
Situated on the coveted peninsula of the Palm Jumeirah, one of the most glamourous locations in the world, the W Dubai – The Palm is a 350-key property that appeals to both business and leisure travelers alike.
Whether you are visiting the hotel for its stunning views out over the ocean and city, or coming to avail of the 2000 sqm of meeting and conference space, each guest will be dazzled by the luxurious yet fun facilities that The Palm has to offer.
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa says, “As our first W Escape in the region, W Dubai – The Palm combines the city’s unique allure with the brand’s bold design and dynamic lifestyle and gives it a locally relevant twist.
With game-changing style, amplified entertainment, and innovative culinary offerings, this W Escape will inject a fresh vibe into the local hospitality scene and offer the most sought-after luxury getaway for locals as well as global jet-setters.”
Some of the highlights of the new property include a top-of-the-range F&B selection, including Torno Sobitoa, a kitchen concept conceived of by culinary wunderkind Massimo Bottura and his first outside of Italy, or Japanese flair with a Korean slant at Akira Back.
The interior design is also something to be marveled at, as graffiti artists have overtaken the insides of the guest rooms to give them an edgy makeover, and the state-of-the-art spa and wellness facilities will help you to relax and rejuvenate after a night on the tiles.
Marriott signs management deal for first Sheraton property in Liberia
Liberia is set to receive its first internationally branded hotel in the form of a Four Points by Sheraton following the signing of a management deal between Marriott and Aleph Hospitality, a third-party hotel management company for the Middle East and Africa.
The 111-key hotel will be situated in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, and is due to open near the city’s business district and close to administrative and institutional buildings, in 2020.
The hotel is part of Liberia’s wider tourism strategy, which aims to being 15 million visitors into the country by 2023.
Bani Haddad, Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality, says, “Liberia looks set to significantly grow its share of voice in the African tourism industry. The increasing number of international guests will bring with them a strong demand for international quality accommodation and we greatly look forward to managing the operations of the hotel to world-class standards and making the Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia the destination of choice in the city.”
The hotel will signal a boost for Liberia’s economy, providing 100 new jobs within the construction, operation and management sectors.
Joe Barbar, President of Sea Suites Hotel LLC, who owns the hotels, said, “By appointing Aleph Hospitality to manage our hotel, we have secured not only one partner but two, with Aleph executing a franchise agreement for the Four Points brand which would not have been possible if we were managing the hotel ourselves. We look forward to the hotel opening and creating history as the first internationally branded hotel in the country.”
Here is a TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION infographic detailing Marriott’s global hotel pipeline:
Let’s take a look at a few other projects currently underway by Marriott:
Anichi Resort and Spa
Bulgari Hotel Moscow
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