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Marriott set to open first Edition hotel in Dubai in 2018

Hotel operator partners with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties for 258-key project in Dubai's JBR

Marriott set to open first Edition hotel in Dubai in 2018
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Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties, has announced plans for a second Edition hotel in the UAE.

Scheduled to open in Dubai in 2018, the new hotel will follow the expected 2016 debut of the first Edition property in Abu Dhabi.

Marriott International will manage the hotel under a long-term agreement, a statement said, adding that the 258-room hotel will occupy a beachfront location on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Expected to open in the first quarter of 2018, the new hotel will feature multiple food and beverage outlets as well as business and leisure facilities including a spa, a beach club, meeting and special event space and a business centre.

“Dubai remains one of the most important and vibrant destinations in the world, where we are delighted to announce our second Edition hotel to open in the Middle East,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president for Marriott International in the Middle East and Africa. 

“Following the iconic openings of London, Miami Beach and New York City, we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for this brand in the region,” said Kyriakidis.

Abdullatif AlMulla, group CEO of Dubai Properties Group, added: “The launch of Marriott International’s Edition allows us to introduce a premium beachfront boutique hotel experience to JBR, further expanding the choice of options for travellers.”

Ian Schrager, chairman and chief executive officer of Ian Schrager Company, said: “I am thrilled to continue the global expansion of the new Edition lifestyle brand with this exciting project in Dubai. Following the opening of our Abu Dhabi hotel, the Edition brand is on track to have a robust presence in the Emirates.”