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Marriott Signs Two Properties in Abu Dhabi

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[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 feature Marriottís 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.

Recreational 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. Watch the movie below:

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