Marriott announces second Edition for UAE

Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties, has 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.

The 258-room hotel will occupy a beach-front location on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

"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 openings of London, Miami Beach and New York City, we couldn't be more excited about the potential for this brand in the region."

Abdullatif AlMulla, Group CEO of Dubai Properties Group, said: "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 travelers."

The Edition brand now has four properties open in New York, London, Miami and Istanbul. Last week, Marriott announced plans for an Edition in Iceland.

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).