Mandarin Oriental has signed a management contract to manage, and
ultimately brand, the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the
capital city of the United
Mandarin Oriental will take over management of the property
from 1 January 2020. It will be Mandarin Orientalís second hotel
in the UAE following the opening of Mandarin
Oriental Jumeira, Dubai in early 2019.
The hotel will be
rebranded as a Mandarin Oriental property, following a phased
renovation over two years, during which time the hotel will remain
The work will encompass significant upgrades to guestrooms
and recreational amenities, as well as new F&B
The Emirates Palace hotel sits on a
1.3 km private beachfront, featuring 394 guestrooms and
suites, 12 restaurants and bars, 40 meeting rooms, a concert grade
auditorium and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,500 people.
Leisure facilities include a marina, two swimming pools, a spa and
two fitness centres.
ďThis is an unique opportunity to
manage one of the most high-profile properties in the Middle East
and will be an excellent addition to our portfolio in the region.
We look forward to bringing the Groupís exemplary service
standards to Abu Dhabi and to introducing the brand to a new
audience,Ē said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin
Oriental Hotel Group.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi is 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi International
Airport and approximately 90 minutes from Dubai Airport.