Marriott International is slated to open Residence Inn Marriott Al Jaddaf, with the property to become the hotel group’s first from the Residence Inn brand portfolio in the UAE. Due to be completed in 2019, the Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf will have a total of 135 units.
Marriott International plans to add a further 79 properties and 16,415 rooms within the region by 2020, an expansion which includes an increase of the UAE footprint to 25 properties.
According to the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), a total of 13.2 million tourists visited Dubai in 2014, representing year-on-year growth of 8.2 percent and almost double the global average of 4.7 percent. This is the market that Residence Inn Marriott Al Jaddaf intends to serve when it opens.
The Residence Inn by Marriott brand has almost 700 properties globally. The brand is expanding in the Middle East and Africa in line with Marriott International’s regional development plans over the next five years, with a total of five signings already confirmed to date.