Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Forsan Holding to manage a new hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The 400-room Marriott Al Forsan Hotel is expected to open later this year and will be adjacent to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort, located at the heart of Khalifa City.
The five-star property will also be a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Saif Al Hajeri, chairman of Al Forsan Holding LLC, said: “This addition of a world-class hotel within the Al Forsan Village ecosystem was conceived during the initial design phase of the project, and this will significantly benefit the tourists visiting Abu Dhabi and residents alike.
“Marriott Al Forsan Hotel has a unique advantage as it is one of the only hotels in the country that will also offer the guests with an adventure tourism opportunity due to its location next to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort.”
In addition to the 400 guestrooms and suites, the Marriott Al Forsan Hotel will also feature seven restaurants and lounges; a spa and fitness centre; and swimming pools.
It will mark the second Marriott property to open in Abu Dhabi, with the Marriott Hotel Downtown debuting the Marriott brand in the UAE capital when it opens in September 2016.