The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai has been witnessing a surge in tourist from Saudi Arabia. Recent statistics reveal that the hotel continues to witness high demand from Saudi Arabia. From January to August 2014, the property saw an increase of 34% in room bookings and 38% in total number of individual arrivals, compared to 2013.
Bill Keffer, general manager for the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, said: “The positive increase in demand reaffirms the property’s status for both business and leisure. Saudi Arabia is a key source market and according to Dubai Tourism Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Dubai hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014. Having grown our inventory by 86% since March has been highly beneficial to catering to this demand.”
The first of second tower rooms were released as planned in February, however, strong demand saw the inventory rise from 804 rooms to just over 1100 instead of the planned 1056 rooms. The continued rise in occupancy levels led to the opening of additional 258 rooms in April, bringing the total 1358. As of June, the JW Marriott Marquis operates 1,500 rooms.