Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties, today announced plans for a second EDITION hotel in the United Arab Emirates set for Dubai.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the new hotel will follow the expected 2016 debut of the Emirate’s first EDITION property located in Abu Dhabi, and Marriott International will manage the hotel under a long-term agreement.
The 258-room hotel will occupy a strategic beach front location on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), providing easy access to leisure, retail, and entertainment and dining outlets on the 1.7 km-long promenade – The Walk at JBR, also developed by Dubai Properties. Expected to open in the first quarter of 2018, the new hotel will boast multiple food and beverage outlets as well as business and leisure facilities including a spa, a beach club, meeting and special event space and a fully equipped business center. When opened, the project is poised to join the growing portfolio of Dubai Properties offerings within the hospitality sector.
“Dubai remains one of the most important and vibrant destinations in the world, where we are delighted to announce our second EDITION hotel to open in the Middle East,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president for Marriott International in the Middle East and Africa. “Following the iconic openings of London, Miami Beach and New York City, we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for this brand in the region,” said Kyriakidis. “Dubai Properties is an ideal partner for a project of this magnitude and we are thrilled to be working together,” he added.
Abdullatif AlMulla, Group CEO of Dubai Properties Group, said: “EDITION is designed to appeal to discerning travelers looking for a vibrant, luxurious setting for their stay and we are confident it will appeal to visitors from all parts of the world, as well as local residents.”
Ian Schrager, chairman and CEO of Ian Schrager Company, commented: “I am thrilled to continue the global expansion of the new EDITION lifestyle brand with this exciting project in Dubai. Following the opening of our Abu Dhabi hotel, the EDITION brand is on track to have a robust presence in the Emirates.”
Now open in New York, London, Miami and Istanbul, future EDITION hotels are planned for Abu Dhabi (2016), Sanya, China (2016), Bangkok (2016), Times Square (2018), West Hollywood (2018), Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), Wuhan, China (2019), and Bali, Indonesia (2019).