Abu Dhabi's NCTH picks Marriott to run Saadiyat Island hotel

National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels says new hotel will be operated under the Ritz-Carlton brand
Abu Dhabi's NCTH picks Marriott to run Saadiyat Island hotel
By Staff writer
Sat 29 Oct 2016 10:15 AM

Abu Dhabi's National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) has signed an agreement with Marriott International to manage a new luxury hotel on Saadiyat Island.

The deal will see the hotel, which will feature more than 300 rooms, villas and chalets, operating under Ritz-Carlton brand, a statement said.

It added that the hotel will have a beach front area of 95,000 sq m without giving details of when the property would open.

The agreement was signed by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of NCTH and Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director Middle East & Africa of Marriott International.

The statement said the new hotel "will provide some of the finest facilities offered in the hospitality industry" without giving further details.

Kyriakidis expressed his appreciation to NCTH for selecting Marriott International to run the hotel.

The Saadiyat hotel project is one of three developments that NCTH is undertaking.

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