Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with RDK Tourism Investment LLC to amplify its luxury presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the addition of The St. Regis Downtown Dubai. The signing is expected to further enhance the company’s luxury footprint across the UAE where it currently operates 17 properties and more than 6,000 rooms across seven of its luxury brands.
“We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with RDK Tourism Investment with this milestone project,” said Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “St. Regis delivers exquisite experiences and anticipatory service in some of the most desirable locations around the world. With this addition, the brand will arrive at one of the finest addresses in Downtown Dubai, which is home to the city’s most iconic landmarks. The St. Regis Downtown Dubai is set to offer unparalleled luxury, bespoke service and modern glamour for leisure and business travellers alike.”
The St. Regis brand continues to expand its renowned global portfolio by adding the highly sought-after address of Downtown Dubai with the anticipated transformation and rebranding of the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai by the end of 2021. The renovation plans are expected to include a residential inspired sophisticated design of the lobby and the addition of an Astor Ballroom, which speaks to the brand’s focus on hosting iconic celebrations. The renovations will be blended with the hallmarks of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, including the brand’s celebrated Rituals and signature St. Regis Butler Service.
“We look forward to building on our relationship with Marriott International to further expand our hospitality portfolio in the region,” said Mr. Rashid Darwish Ahmed Saif Al Ketbi, Chairman of RDK Group.
“As a company we remain committed to positively contributing to the local economic development by continuing to invest and develop landmark projects that offer the highest standards of quality and international standards.”
Situated in the heart of Business Bay along the canal waterfront, and within close proximity to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, the hotel will offer bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to meet global travellers’ needs.
The St. Regis Downtown Dubai is expected to mark the brand’s fourth location in the UAE, joining The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and the anticipated The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.