The 261-unit, 52-story Harbour Hotel & Residence
at the entrance of Dubai Marina will join the Marriott
International lodging portfolio on September 15, 2009 under a
recently concluded agreement with Emirates.
Following some modifications primarily to
its public space and reconfiguration of some rooms bringing the
new room count to 232 rooms, the property will be rebranded the
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites later this year.
agreement represents the second contract Marriott has reached with
Emirates this year. Earlier, the company signed an agreement with
Emirates to operate the under-construction 1,614-room JW Marriott
Marquis Hotel Dubai.
Tim Clark, president Emirates Airline, said, “Since the opening
of The Harbour, we have received a good response from our
customers, enjoyed an average occupancy of 76% for the
year and have a firm financial base. Marriott, as a leading
international hotel management group operating several successful
brands, has the track-record and the global infrastructure to
build on our investment in The Harbour and take it to further
heights. The partnership will now enable Emirates Hotels & Resorts
to focus on its core business of conservation-based resorts with
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, celebrating its 10th anniversary this
year, and with
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia, scheduled
for ‘soft opening’ in October.”
The Dubai Marriott Harbour
Hotel & Suites offers a combination of studio rooms, one, two
and three-bedroom suites and four-bedroom penthouses. Each suite
features high-speed internet access;
flat-screen, high definition television; in-room mini-bar and
safe; and plush bed and bath amenities and linens.
and entertainment options comprise a lobby lounge and three
restaurants including a casual, all-day outlet with seasonal
outdoor seating, a specialty restaurant that will have seasonal
outdoor dining and lounge seating and a larger specialty
restaurant offering “action station” seating.
amenities feature an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a fitness
center. A 646 sqf board room is available for small
The Marriott International portfolio in Dubai
currently consists of six properties. In addition, 11 more Marriott International-flagged
hotels are under development throughout the city.
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