The American group currently operates 54 hotels in the United Arab Emirates and has announced its intentions for the coming years
After opening 6 hotels in 2018, Marriott International plans to open 5 new properties in the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year, adding 2,600 new rooms in one year. The American group is targeting the opening of more than 20 other hotels in the state over the next five years.
Among the new properties, Aloft Hotel made its debut in Dubai with three openings: Aloft Palm Jumeirah (206 rooms), Aloft Me'aisam (223 rooms) and Aloft City Centre Deira (304 rooms).
“With a presence in the market that dates back over three decades, we have witnessed and been a part of the transformation of the UAE as one of the world’s most dynamic travel destinations,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Our established and growing portfolio of hotels underscore the substantial demand for our brands in this market. We remain very optimistic about the UAE and continue to explore opportunities to further amplify our growth in the country through new deal signings and conversion opportunities.”
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