Marriott signs agreement for Residence Inn in Dubai

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Khamas Group of Investment LLC to open two hotels in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle development.

The Courtyard and Residence Inn branded properties will have 150 rooms and 100 rooms respectively, and will share facilities including food and beverage outlets, a health and leisure club, a swimming pool and meetings spaces. Both are scheduled to open in 2020.

"Not only does this agreement illustrate our commitment to growing Marriott International's portfolio in the UAE but it also reinforces the demand for mid-market hotel development in the market," said Jerome Briet, vice president, lodging development, Middle East, Marriott International.

WSW Architects has been appointed to lead the project and WA International overseeing the interior design.

Marriott says it is the UAE's largest hotel operator with 50 properties open and plans to reach more than 80 with over 20,000 rooms in the next five years.

Interested in finding out more about the UAE's extended stay market? Serviced Apartment Summit MEA is taking place in Dubai on November 12 and 13.

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