Marriott set to debut Residence Inn in UAE

Due to be completed in 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf will feature a total of 135 units

Marriott's Residence Inn is set to debut in UAE in 2019.
Marriott's Residence Inn is set to debut in UAE in 2019.

Marriott International has announced the signing of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf - the hotel group's first property from the Residence Inn brand portfolio to debut in the UAE.

Due to be completed in 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf will feature a total of 135 units.

The newly signed property is owned by Bahrain-based International Trading and Investment Company (ITICO) - an existing partner of Marriott International that currently owns two other properties.

ITICO has 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."

Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, chairman, International Trading and Investment Company, added: "We are very excited to develop the first Residence Inn by Marriott in the UAE after the great success we had with the brand in Bahrain.

"We are pleased with our long term partnership with Marriott International and look forward to further enhance it by announcing more projects in the near future."

The signing of the project in the UAE follows the recent GCC sales mission where Marriott International reaffirmed their plans to add a further 79 properties and 16,415 rooms in the lead up to 2020 - by increase the company's UAE footprints to 25 properties. 

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