In partnership with Ian Shrager Company and Dubai Properties, Marriott international has announced plans for the second EDITION hotel in the UAE, which is due to open in Dubai in 2018.
The hotel, to be managed by Marriott International under a long-term agreement, will follow the 2016 debut of the UAE’s first EDITION property, to open in Abu Dhabi.
Boasting 258 keys, the hotel will occupy a beach front location on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), providing guests with easy access to various leisure, retail, dining and entertainment outlets.
EDITION is a luxury-lifestyle brand which offers its guests a personal, intimate, individualised and unique hotel experience.
Set to open in Q1 of 2018, the new hotel will house a number of F&B outlets as well as business and leisure facilities including a spa, a beach club, meeting and special event space and a fully equipped business centre.
Remarking on the news was president – Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, Alex Kyriakidis: “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.
“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. Dubai Properties is an ideal partner for a project of this magnitude and we are thrilled to be working together,” Kyriakidis added.
Also commenting was group CEO, Dubai Properties Group, Abdullatif AlMulla: “Dubai Properties has long focused on introducing leading international hotel brands to JBR to attract global visitors as part of Dubai’s vision to boost tourism. The launch of Marriott International’s EDITION allows us to introduce a premium beachfront boutique hotel experience to JBR, further expanding the choice of options for travellers. EDITION is designed to appeal to discerning travellers 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.”
Future EDITION-branded hotels are planned for Abu Dhabi (2016), Sanya, China (2016), Bangkok (2016), Thailand, Times Square (2018), West Hollywood (2018), the US, Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), Wuhan, China (2019), and Bali, Indonesia (2019).