[HD videos below] Marriott has signed agreements with Real Estate
Group LLC, a subsidiary of Bloom Properties, to manage two
properties in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Scheduled to opening in 2014, the
hotels are the 315-room Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel and 64-unit
Marriott Executive Apartments Abu Dhabi City Center.
The two hotels will be
part of Bloom Central, a mixed-use development including 16,200
square meters of office and residential space on Rashid bin Saeed
Al Maktoum St. (Airport Road), one of Abu Dhabiís main access
roads to the cityís central business district. The site is a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Guest rooms at the Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel will
renowned plush bed and bath amenities, internet access, safe and
flat screen television.
Its restaurants and lounges will include a casual restaurant serving three meals daily,
a specialty restaurant, a lounge that will flow into an
open lobby area and a roof-level pool-bar.
amenities will include a health and leisure club that will be open
24 hours a day, seven days a week with a variety of cardio, strength training and stability equipment and an outdoor, roof-top swimming pool, spa and fitness center.
For conferences and social events, the hotel will
offer 1,596-square meters of space including a 600-meter ballroom
that will be divisible into three sections, a 370-square meter
junior ballroom which will also be divisible into three sections,
three meeting rooms in varying configurations, two board rooms and
a 40-square meter VIP room.
The 64-unit Marriott Executive
Apartments Abu Dhabi City Center will offer the convenience of
five-star, full service hotel facilities with the space, ambience
and privacy of residential living. The property will provide a
range of one, two and three-bedroom units
that will include a full kitchen and laundry, flat screen television, internet access and in-unit safe.
Guests will also
have access to a private residentís lounge for relaxing or private
entertaining and a separate swimming pool and fitness center as
well as a number of other amenities such as private storage,
weekly maid service and shopping service.
Why Abu Dhabi?
At the ITB Asia in Singapore late
last year, we posed this question to Gillian Taylor the Business
Events Manager of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. She explains how
Abu Dhabi differs from other parts of the UAE, what travellers can
expect and even answers whether the Hollywood movie, Sex in the
City 2, was really filmed in Abu Dhabi or not.
At the Conde Naste Traveler 2010 World Savers
Congress, which took place for the first ever time outside of the
United States of America, and was part of TravelRave in Singapore,
we spoke with Mr Lee L. Tabler, the CEO of the Abu Dhabi Tourism
Development & Investment Company to learn more about Abu Dhabi.
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