ALDAR Signs Marriott International for Central Market

Published April 22nd, 2008 - 01:45 GMT

ALDAR Signs Marriott International for Central Market
Deal to include the first Renaissance Hotel and the first
Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in Abu Dhabi


ALDAR Properties, the renowned Abu Dhabi-based property developer today announced that it has signed management agreements with Marriott International to launch the first Renaissance Hotel & Suites and the first Courtyard by Marriott hotels in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, at its Central Market luxury retail re-development. 

“ALDAR is looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Marriott International.  This deal builds upon ALDAR’s strategy of partnering with strong, reputable international companies which share its vision in creating world-class destinations for the emirate of Abu Dhabi.  Bringing these brands to the Central Market re-development will add to the unique luxury style shopping and lifestyle proposition as well as create a relaxing business style setting for companies who chose this location for their businesses. This arrangement is in-line with our commitment to quality, community orientation, and global brand appeal,” commented Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman of ALDAR Properties. 

The Renaissance Hotel & Suites, which will include over 400 luxury rooms and suites, is positioned to offer stunning views of the Corniche and downtown Abu Dhabi. The Courtyard by Marriott International will feature approximately 200 business-class rooms offering exceptional quality, comfort and value in the convenient location of the Central Market re-development in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

"These superb new hotels at Central Market in Abu Dhabi will play a very significant role in Marriott’s regional expansion plans in the Middle East," commented J.W. Marriott Jr, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International.  “We are delighted to be expanding on our strong relationship with ALDAR and with these agreements we are able to introduce two of our key brands to one of our strategic development targets and provide new, exciting luxury hotel experiences for our loyal guests.”

“We are delighted to be working with Marriott International to deliver its acclaimed brands and levels of service to Abu Dhabi,” commented Paul Bell, Managing Director ALDAR Hotels and Hospitality.  “Signing these management agreements is a testament to our existing relationship with Marriott and emphasizes ALDAR Hotels and Hospitality’s commitment to developing partnerships with world-class operators and brand owners as well as offering new levels of service and accommodation to Abu Dhabi visitors and residents.”

Designed by world famous architects Foster & Partners, the hotels will form an integral part of the stunning Central Market re-development with its array of retail options, spectacular residential and office accommodation and unrivalled hospitality and entertainment opportunities bringing together luxury retail and traditional souk style shopping in the heart of the capital city. 

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