Emirates Marina to open doors in September
The Emirates Marina Hotel & Residence is putting the final touches for its eagerly-awaited launch on 1st September this year – this was announced on the eve of ITB, Berlin where Emirates Hotels & Resorts has a significant presence.
The property, an investment exceeding AED 300 million (USD 81.7 million), is in the final phase of completion, which includes upgrades in interior design. The 59-storey property features a variety of hotel room and apartment configurations, offering flexible options, with 24 spacious studios; six one-bedroom, 170 two-bedroom, and 55 three-bedroom apartments. There are also six exclusive penthouses of over 300 square metres each.
In an industry where location is paramount, the Emirates Marina Hotel & Residence is a prime venue on Dubai’s Marina, offering breathtaking views over the Gulf and Palm Island, as well as the Marina itself. It is short walk away from Dubai’s prime commercial estates – Dubai Media and Internet cities – and the yacht marina, with its promenades lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. A championship golf course and the popular Jumeirah Beach are within easy reach and accessible from the hotel.
The hotel’s larger-than-standard rooms and apartments combine the best of two worlds – the choice of staying in a plush hotel, or the option of a homely, fully-furnished, and well-provisioned apartment - with fully-equipped kitchens containing modern appliances. The hotel offers three dining options, including a Mediterranean-style restaurant located on the Spa floor, offering both indoor and alfresco dining, an International fusion restaurant located on the hotel’s top-floor level, and a fashionable delicatessen and coffee shop. The hotel offers a 24-hour room service, with apartments featuring the option of daily housekeeping with an evening turn-down service.
Emirates Hotels and Resorts’ luxury Timeless Spa – occupying almost an entire floor of the Emirates Marina Hotel & Residence, is dedicated to providing relaxation massages and beauty treatment rooms, with its own unique range of beauty products which have been developed in conjunction with BABOR, the world-renowned spa specialists, and made from indigenous products such as dates and frankincense. The Spa level facilities include his and hers saunas, jacuzzis, and a well-appointed gymnasium with an outdoor pool and relaxation deck.
Hans Haensel, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Destination & Leisure Management said: “We are delighted with the way that the Emirates Hotel and Residence has shaped up - both in terms of the actual build and the luxury fittings and facilities which we have specified. This property, like all our properties, will follow the traditions of good hospitality and guest services set by Emirates’ Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, and we are confident that we will provide our guests with memorable experiences.
“All the properties in the Emirates Hotels and Resorts stable that are currently in the construction pipeline, will help to support Dubai’s strategic plan and ever-growing demand for hotel rooms and fully serviced, luxury apartments. The Emirates Marina provides the best of both worlds, with strong demand for both long and short stay options in Dubai, and we are confident that this property will suit both our leisure travellers as well as corporate executives on short or extended visits in the city.”
Other services include a business centre and meeting room, tour and concierge services. The Emirates Marina Hotel & Residence is part of Emirates Hotels & Resorts, the airline’s premier hospitality management division containing a portfolio of award-winning luxury conservation-based resorts, spas, and fully-serviced upmarket apartment accommodation. Some of the other properties in the portfolio include the world-renowned Emirates Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa; another conservation-based resort in Australia - the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, which starts construction within months; Emirates Green Lakes Serviced Apartments due to open in early 2008, and the Emirates Park Towers Hotel & Residence, under construction and due to open in 2010.
Part of Emirates’ Destination and Leisure Management division, Emirates Hotels & Resorts holds as its central vision the provision of exceptional guest services aimed at individuality of needs, the best possible location in any destination, and luxurious facilities.