Mandarin Oriental has signed a administration contract to handle, and finally model, the enduring Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The group will take over administration of the property from January 1st.
Will probably be Mandarin Oriental’s second resort within the United Arab Emirates following the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai earlier this yr.
The resort can be rebranded as a Mandarin Oriental property, following a phased renovation over two years, throughout which period the resort will stay open.
The work will embody important upgrades to guestrooms and leisure facilities, in addition to new meals and beverage services.
The Emirates Palace resort sits on a 1.3-kilometre non-public beachfront, that includes 394 guestrooms and suites, 12 eating places and bars, 40 assembly rooms, a live performance grade auditorium and a ballroom that may accommodate as much as 2,500 individuals.
Leisure services embody a marina, two swimming swimming pools, a spa and two health centres.
“This can be a distinctive alternative to handle probably the most high-profile properties within the Center East and can be a wonderful addition to our portfolio within the area.
“We stay up for bringing the Group’s exemplary service requirements to Abu Dhabi and to introducing the model to a brand new viewers,” mentioned James Riley, group chief government of Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi is centrally situated within the coronary heart of town, conveniently located for each leisure and enterprise travellers.
The Grand Mosque and the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Exhibition Centre are a brief drive away.
The Marina Mall is close by, and the business centre of town can also be simply accessed.
The resort is 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai Airport.
“The partnership with Mandarin Oriental represents an essential milestone and goals to propel the property’s profile into a brand new period,” mentioned Sultan Dhahi Sultan Al Humairi, managing director of Emirates Palace Firm.
“We stay up for a mutually affluent and fruitful relationship with Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group,” he added.