RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS FIRST HOTEL IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS FIRST HOTEL IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

Dubai, March 15, 2021 –Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced its debut of the longerstay brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)with the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf.Located ina prime city district and boasting spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa, Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf offers convenient access to key areas including Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. Welcoming guests into a flexible, comfortable, and intuitive space, the Residence Inn experience is designed for guests to travel the way they love to live by blending comfort with style.

“We are delighted to bring Residence Inn by Marriott, a global leader in the extended stay lodging segment, to the UAE. Dubai is a key market for longerstay travel, and we know that as travelling styles have evolved,there is greater demand for accommodationswhich offer flexibility and home comforts for business travellers and families,” said Guido de Wilde, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East, Marriott International.

Featuring 134 modern residential suites, many of which boast private terraces and impressive views, Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf offers travellersa ‘home-away-from-home’ experience.Thespacious studios, one and two-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom duplex suites, all have full kitchens, large bathrooms, serene sleeping areas, and separate living and working spaces. Each well-appointed suite is thoughtfully designed to give guests a sense of openness to live without constraints.

“As a thriving destination for leisure and business travellers alike, there is no better place than Dubai to debut Residence Inn by Marriott in the UAE,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Brand, EMEA, Marriott International. “Guests will benefit from the upscale living experience paired with hotel amenities that this pioneering longerstay brand offers, allowing them to maintain a healthy balance, maximise their time and connect with the local scene ina prime city location.”

At Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf, guests can dine in, eat out, or cook in their suite. The hotel’s complimentary breakfast offers morning staples including fresh, hot and healthy favourites, while the convenient 24-hour ‘Grab ‘n Go Market’in the lobby provides a quick option for drinks and snacks. Nothing says comfort like a homecooked meal, and with a fully equipped kitchen including refrigerator, microwave, hob, dishwasher and cookware in every suite, guests can cook the same way they do at home.

Ensuring guests thrive during their stay,Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf offers a variety of amenities, including complimentary grocery delivery service, free WiFi, laundry facilities, a well-equipped gym open 24 hours a day,sauna, and steam room. Guests can relax in the rooftop pool and jacuzzi with expansive views of Dubai’s famous skyline, Dubai Creek and Al Jaddaf Waterfront.The hotel also features ameeting room space and a boardroom.

“I am proud to welcome guests to experience the first Residence Inn by Marriott in the UAE and provide the personal and flexible service that the brand is renowned for around the world,” said Hossein Garan,Multi-Property General Manager, Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Residence Inn by Marriott Manama, Bahrain and Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

For more information, please visit www.marriott.com/residenceinn

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About Residence Inn by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the longer stays lodging segment with more than 870 properties in over 15 countries and territories. Guests have the freedom to travel the way they live with Residence Inn’s spacious suites featuring distinct living, working, and sleeping spaces. Travelers can maximize their time and thrive while on the road with fully equipped kitchens in each suite, grocery delivery service, 24/7 grab-and-go markets and complimentary breakfast. The warm and inviting public spaces feature modern residential design allowing guests to feel right at home, paired with the added amenities of upscale hotel living. Residence Inn is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit residence-inn.marriott.com.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebookand @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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