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Daily news, Jobs, Training & TenDers Marriott prepares for Dubai launch

Te new 1,608-bedroom JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will become one of the world’s tall- est hotels at a height of 355m (1,164ſt) when it opens later this year. Due to launch in the fourth quarter, the new

property is just 26m (85ſt) shorter when com- pared with the Empire State Building in New York, US, and will open in two phases. Facilities will include the 1,500sq m (16,146sq

ſt) Saray Spa, which has been inspired by the caravanserai silk route and will offer treatments aimed at mind and body renewal. Te spa will incorporate separate relaxation

areas for men and women; a yoga room and an aerobic studio; a VIP treatment rooms; and 10 further treatment rooms. A ladies and gents hairdressers and Turkish

Hammam steam baths will also form part of the Saray Spa, which will be among the facili- ties to open in the first phase at the hotel. A pool deck will occupy the seventh floor

of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and com- prise a 32m swimming pool, while facilities also include nine restaurants and five lounges. Among the restaurants and lounges will be

Te Vault lounge on the 71st and 72nd floors; an unnamed late-night music venue; Prime 68 boutique steak house; and an Arabic eatery.

Te iconic hotel’s spa will have 10 treatment rooms General manager Rupprecht Queitsch said:

“Te potential to cater for the growing needs of the global business community is huge and we believe the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is uniquely placed in that regard. “We truly believe this iconic new property will set a new standard in hotels.”

Hilton to open four new hotels in Turkey

Hi l ton Worldwide has announced that it has signed development agreements for four hotels across Turkey, which expands the compa- ny’s pipeline in the country to 13 properties. The number of Hilton

hotels either operating or under development in Turkey now stands at 33, with eight unveiled in the past year and a further 10 due to open in the next 12 months. DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusudasi will open in 2013 and includes a spa

Malatya is the first of the four new signings to open following a deal with MGC Malatya Girisim Grubu Tekstil Turizm Enerji Insaat ve Ticaret. Due to open later this year, facilities at the 157-bedroom hotel will include a spa and a health club, as well as an all-day dining restaurant and 1,000sq m (10,764sq ſt) of event space. The 144-bedroom Hampton by Hilton

Samsun will open in early 2013 and is the result of a management agreement with Umsa Otelcilik Turizm ve Insaat Sanayi Ticaret.

Read Spa Opportunities online: Elsewhere, a spa and health club with indoor

and outdoor swimming pools will be included as part of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Kusudasi once launched in late 2013. Te 88-bedroom hotel will also feature 385sq

m (4,144sq ſt) of event space aſter a franchise agreement was signed with Goctur Turizm Yatirim ve Ticaret. Hampton by Hilton Istanbul Atakoy is the

last of the new signings due to open, featur- ing 89 bedrooms.

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