Dubai-based property developer The First Group has taken possession of its first hotel development located in the heart of Dubai Marina.
The hotel is a 32-storey, 486-room, four-star property under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand.
Known as Wyndham Dubai Marina, the property will house 486 rooms and suites near Bluewater Island, which will soon be home to the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Dubai Eye, and walking distance to the Dubai Metro and Tram services.
The hotel will include two restaurants: an all-day dining restaurant and a steakhouse and bar, plus a spa, gym and swimming pool with pool bar; meeting space; an executive lounge; as well as a coffee shop and souvenir outlet.
Danny Lubert, the company’s co-founder and joint chairman, said: “The handover of Wyndham Dubai Marina marks an important milestone for The First Group.
“In partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group, we will set a new standard for providing affordable, luxury accommodation in Dubai Marina, in line with the Dubai government’s vision to dramatically expand the upscale hotel sector.”
Daniel Ruff, president and managing director, EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group added: “Tourism is a major driver of economic growth for Dubai and with annual overnight visitors increasing more than 7 percent in 2015, there’s a growing appetite within the city for globally recognized brands, like Wyndham.”