(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Marriott international on sunday announced 14 new signings at the annual hotel investment conference.
the new properties will see the organisation expand its regional footprint in the uae and saudi arabia spanning several brands including marriott hotels renaissance hotels and residence inn by marriott to name a few. the company also announced further growth to its african pipeline with the signing of eight new properties under the protea hotels brand.
marriott international has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with rdk tourism investment to manage the new 312-room renaissance dubai downtown hotel scheduled to open in 2015. it will be the third renaissance hotel in the region. in addition marriott international has confirmed a further two properties will open in the new outdoor lifestyle concept by meraas holding — dubai marriott hotel citywalk and marriott executive apartments dubai city walk.
marriott international currently operates a total of 12 properties spanning five brands in the uae. sunday’s announcement will add a further six properties to its uae presence comprising 2738 rooms across six brands in dubai and abu dhabi.
alex kyriakidis president and managing director for the middle east and africa continent said: “marriott international’s fast-growing footprint across the middle east and africa is a response to the huge potential we continue to observe in the region. at present the gulf economies are experiencing strong gdp growth which translates into opportunity for our industry.”