First Residence Inn by Marriott to open in the UAE
It is expected to have 135 units and be completed in 2019. Marriott partner Bahrain-based Trading and Investment Co. owns the property. The partner also owns Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair and Marriott Executive Apartments Manama with a third property in Bahrain recently signed, Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Seef.
"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," Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott International's president and managing director for the Middle East and Africa, said. "Today, it's not only the executive traveler who seeks out an extended stay property, but also young families who are looking for a home-like environment where they can still experience the comfort and convenience that they would benefit from in a hotel, such as free Wi-Fi and hot breakfasts."
Marriott International has 14 hotels in the UAE, but this will be the first of the Residence Inn brand.
"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," Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, chairman of the International Trading and Investment Company, said. "We are very pleased with our long term partnership with Marriott International and look forward to further enhance it by announcing more projects in the near future."