The FINANCIAL — Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, and Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott’s extended stay product, last night hosted a spectacular event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi.
Over 400 special guests gathered in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a memorable celebration that showcased the property, the hotel’s three restaurant outlets, spectacular live entertainment and Marriott Hotel’s unique perspective on travel.
Earlier in the afternoon, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi hosted a press conference in the hotel’s presidential suite to officially mark the opening, led by David Lance, General Manager, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi and joined by special guests, Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International and Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom Holding, according to Marriott.
Alex Kyriakidis said: “On behalf of Marriott International we are extremely proud to be opening our first Marriott Hotel – Marriott’s flagship brand – in the UAE’s capital, along with our first Marriott Executive Apartments. We are excited to be opening at a time when the UAE continues to exceed expectations with its economic growth. With Abu Dhabi too staying firm on its growth path, we feel confident that our two unique product offerings can provide for an increasing number of business and leisure travellers to the capital.”
Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom Holding, said: “Today we mark an exciting new chapter for Bloom Hospitality as we continue our journey of developing world class projects. We have been fortunate in this journey to work in close collaboration with best-in-class partners holding excellent operational knowledge and an extensive project portfolio. With Bloom embarking on an ambitious diversification strategy, we believe Marriott International is an obvious partner of choice in establishing new benchmarks of excellence in hospitality services within Abu Dhabi.
“The opening of the Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi and the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi underline our commitment to building a strong hospitality portfolio in the UAE and the wider region. This new hospitality offering is just one example of a destination delivering an unparalleled hospitality experience combined with personalized amenities to its guests and residents,” Sameh added.
The five-star Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi is an exciting new travel destination that exhilarates the mind through a marriage of sophisticated design and innovative functionality. 315 spacious guest rooms and suites feature modern amenities and smart technologies throughout while the hotel’s extensive meeting space is tailored to today’s meeting requirements, bringing to life Marriott’s signature meetings concept, “Meetings Imagined”.
Supplemented by a prime location in the heart of the business district, unique dining options such as JW Steakhouse, Velocity and Kuzbara, and a range of wellness options including the Saray Spa & Health Club and a rooftop swimming pool, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi is poised to become a local hub for business and leisure as well as a global MICE destination.
The Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi appeals to both business travellers and families with 64 fully serviced one, two and three bedroom apartments offering the space, ambience and privacy of residential living together with a five-star hotel service and facilities, enabling a comfortable stay away from home.
David Lance comments: “Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi offers a completely novel and elevated hotel and extended stay apartment experience for today’s modern traveller. Last night was proof of how an enhanced journey can inspire imagination and we are looking forward to welcoming more and more guests to the property to experience its sophisticated spaces and experiences.”