Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage 394-key Emirates Palace

Property will witness a phased renovation to upgrade its facilities to an ultra-luxury level, but will remain open to guests

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage 394-key Emirates Palace
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to manage 394-key Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace Company (EPCO) has announced that the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will take over management of Abu Dhabi’s 394-key Emirates Palace from the 1 January, 2020.

The decision to award the management contract was based on a competitive tender process, managed by third-party real estate and hospitality advisory firm JLL.

The property, which opened in 2005 and is known for hosting high profile guests, heads of state, foreign dignitaries and celebrities, has 302 rooms and 92 suites, with more than nine international restaurants and leisure facilities.

The Emirates Palace will also witness a phased renovation to upgrade its facilities to an ultra-luxury level, but will remain open to guests during this period.

Commenting on the agreement, the managing director of EPCO, HE Sultan Al Hemeiri, said: “The partnership with Mandarin Oriental represents an important milestone and aims to propel the property’s profile into a new era.”

The group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, James Riley, said: “We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service standards to Abu Dhabi and to introducing the brand to a new audience.”

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