Marriott International to expand its footprint in UAE with new St Regis hotel

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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American multinational company Marriott International has signed an agreement with RDK Tourism Investment to expand its luxury presence in the UAE with the addition of The St. Regis Downtown Dubai.

According to the company statement, the St. Regis brand continues to expand its renowned global portfolio by adding the highly sought-after address of Downtown Dubai with the anticipated transformation and rebranding of the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai by the end of 2021.

The renovation plans are expected to include a residential-inspired sophisticated design of the lobby and the addition of an Astor Ballroom, which speaks to the brand’s focus on hosting iconic celebrations.

The renovations will be integrated with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ hallmarks, such as the brand’s celebrated Rituals and signature St. Regis Butler Service. The company currently operates 17 properties and more than 6,000 rooms across seven of its luxury brands.

Jerome Briet
Jerome Briet
Marriott International – Europe & MEA

“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with RDK Tourism Investment with this milestone project. St. Regis delivers exquisite experiences and anticipatory service in some of the most desirable locations around the world. With this addition, the brand will arrive at one of the finest addresses in Downtown Dubai, which is home to the city’s most iconic landmarks. The St. Regis Downtown Dubai is set to offer unparalleled luxury, bespoke service, and modern glamour for leisure and business travelers alike.”

“As a company, we remain committed to positively contributing to the local economic development by continuing to invest and develop landmark projects that offer the highest standards of quality and international standards,” said Mr. Rashid Darwish Ahmed Saif Al Ketbi, Chairman of RDK Group.

The hotel will offer bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to meet the needs of global travelers, and it is located in the heart of Business Bay along the canal waterfront, close to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai will be the brand’s fourth location in the UAE, following The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, and the upcoming The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.

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