The Iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi will be managed under the Mandarin Oriental Group as of 1st January 2020.
The hotel will be rebranded as a Mandarin Oriental property and will see a two-year renovation period that will restore and upgrade the hotel to today’s standards. Guestrooms and public areas will see significant upgrades and the property will also open new dining options.
The hotel has become somewhat iconic since its initial opening in 2005. The set of many films, photoshoots and a must-see tourist destination for millions of tourists, it has become more than just a hotel, but an iconic landmark in the city’s skyline. It has a private beach of 1.3 kilometres and houses 394 guestrooms, 12 restaurants and bars and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,500 people.
James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said in a statement; “This is a unique opportunity to manage one of the most high-profile properties in the Middle East and will be an excellent addition to our portfolio in the region. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service standards to Abu Dhabi and to introducing the brand to a new audience,”
Mandarin Oriental currently manages one property in the UAE in Dubai’s Jumeirah and the new acquisition will be its first move into the capital.