Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, and Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott’s extended stay product, last week hosted a spectacular event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi.
More than 450 special guests gathered in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a memorable celebration that showcased the property, the hotel’s three restaurant outlets, spectacular live entertainment and Marriott Hotel’s unique perspective on travel.
Earlier in the afternoon, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi hosted a press conference in the hotel’s presidential suite to officially mark the opening, led by David Lance, General Manager, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi and joined by special guests, Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International and Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom Holding.
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said: “On behalf of Marriott International we are extremely proud to be opening our first Marriott Hotel – Marriott’s flagship brand – in the UAE’s capital, along with our first Marriott Executive Apartments. We are excited to be opening at a time when the UAE continues to exceed expectations with its economic growth. With Abu Dhabi too staying firm on its growth path, we feel confident that our two unique product offerings can provide for an increasing number of business and leisure travellers to the capital.”
Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom Holding, said: Today we mark an exciting new chapter for Bloom Hospitality as we continue our journey of developing world class projects. We have been fortunate in this journey to work in close collaboration with best-in-class partners holding excellent operational knowledge and an extensive project portfolio. With Bloom embarking on an ambitious diversification strategy, we believe Marriott International is an obvious partner of choice in establishing new benchmarks of excellence in hospitality services within Abu Dhabi.”
“The opening of the Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi and the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi underline our commitment to building a strong hospitality portfolio in the UAE and the wider region. This new hospitality offering is just one example of a destination delivering an unparalleled hospitality experience combined with personalized amenities to its guests and residents,” Sameh added.
The five-star Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi features 315 spacious guest rooms and suites as well as extensive meeting space that brings to life Marriott’s signature meetings concept, “Meetings Imagined”.
Unique dining options include JW Steakhouse, Velocity and Kuzbara, while wellness options range from the Saray Spa & Health Club to the rooftop swimming pool.
The Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi offers 64 fully serviced one, two and three bedroom apartments.