By Staff writer
Hotel giant renews management agreement for one of the emirate's first luxury hotels
Marriott International, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Abjar Hotels International have renewed the management agreement for The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai – the landmark beachfront property on JBR Walk that opened in 1998.
The signing, which took place on Sunday, marks the extension of the owner-operator relationship for another 20 years, a statement said.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai was one of the first luxury hotels to open its doors to guests on JBR Walk and has endured as a symbol of Arabian hospitality, it added.
The resort doubled its inventory with opening of a new wing in 2013, as well as complete overhaul of the existing wing which opened in 2014. The resort now features 294 luxury units, including 193 guest rooms, 60 Club Level rooms and 41 suites.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director for Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, said: “In 1998, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai marked our entry into the UAE and was symbolic of the emirate’s burgeoning luxury hospitality industry. Today, the city is the golden standard in luxury hospitality and tourism, and we are proud to be part of its growth as well as the path forward.”
Yousef Al Mulla, managing director, Abjar International Hotels Limited, added: The extension of our partnership is testament to the continuing demand for luxury, heritage and quality in the Middle East as well as The Ritz-Carlton’s strong pedigree and capacity for reinvention.”
The Ritz-Carlton Spa also offers Eastern and European treatments, a traditional hammam and a fitness centre as well as nine restaurant and lounges.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.