First Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to Open in Dubai Marina
- May 17, 2013
Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans to open the first Wyndham Hotels & Resorts property in the United Arab Emirates after signing an agreement with Sigma III Limited, a subsidiary of British-owned developer The First Group, to manage its 33-story building in the Dubai Marina.
The Wyndham Dubai Marina is currently under development and is expected to open in the next three years. The hotel will feature 497 guest rooms, including 251 luxury suites. The Wyndham Dubai Marina will also include close to 6,800 square feet of food and beverage outlets, including a coffee shop, an executive lounge and a bar, all-day dining and specialty restaurants. The hotel, besides the meetings and conference space, will also offer almost 2,500 square feet of spa and leisure facilities which will include a gym and outdoor pool with a pool bar.
“We’re very excited to be bringing our namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand to Dubai, following its successful introduction to the region through the spectacular Wyndham Grand Regency Doha,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president &CEO. “I have no doubt that Wyndham Dubai Marina will be another superb addition to the brand, which we are already growing in key cities throughout the Middle East.”
In the Middle East, Wyndham Hotel Group has opened the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha in 2011 and has already announced the development of two Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties: the Wyndham Grand Manama and Wyndham Grand Riyadh. Both properties are expected to open by the end of next summer.
“We are delighted to have Wyndham Hotel Group on board and are certain this partnership will be a huge success,” said Gary Shepherd, co-founder and joint chairman of The First Group. “Wyndham Dubai Marina adds to our dynamic portfolio of hotel projects across the U.A.E. and Africa and we look forward to watching this stunning project take shape.”