“Marriott” signs an agreement to open the “W Marjan Island” hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

Marriott International announced that it has signed an agreement with Dalands Holding Company, in cooperation with Marjan Company, the master developer of freehold real estate in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, to open the W Marjan Island Hotel.

W Marjan Island, set to open in the first quarter of 2027, is expected to be the first W Hotels property in Ras Al Khaimah, offering bold design, outstanding service and always-on programs.

Al Marjan Island (which is the main island in the Al Marjan Archipelago off the coast of Medina) enjoys a stunning view of the Arabian Peninsula and is surrounded by the mountains of Jens and Jais. The island is a thriving leisure destination that attracts travelers from around the world to experience the luxurious life it enjoys on the waterfront and its white sandy beaches, as well as offering a variety of activities and water sports. Moreover, the island is also distinguished by its proximity to the heritage and cultural attractions and places of adventure in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Abdullah Al Abdouli, CEO of Marjan, said: “As Ras Al Khaimah works to consolidate its presence in the global tourism scene, we are proud today of our significant contribution to enhancing its credibility and attractiveness among international investors.

This commitment has resulted in countless prestigious projects, the latest of which was the W Marjan Island Hotel. We are very confident that this addition to our portfolio will not only raise the bar in regional hospitality, but will also set a different global standard; This enhances the attractiveness of this unique destination in the Northern Emirate.”

“We look forward to working with Dalands Holdings to bring the W Hotels’ refreshing energy and dynamic design to Marjan Island,” said Sahil Lalit, Vice President, Middle East Development for Marriott International. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah continues to attract travelers from around the world to its charming beaches and stunning tourist attractions, as it is a popular entertainment destination. We look forward to continuing to support the growth of the tourism sector in the emirate.”

In addition to containing 300 hotel rooms and suites with endless sea views; The destination is also expected to include spaces such as the Living Room, WET platform, W lounge, AWAY spa, FIT fitness center, along with 3 restaurants and retail spaces, creating an immersive tapestry of customized luxury.

Saurabh Gupta, CEO of Dalands Holdings, said: “We believe that this distinctive and one-of-a-kind project will be very popular for its iconic design, luxurious living experience and contemporary dining options. As with other luxury hotels in our portfolio, we are developing Hotel (W Marjan Island) according to the expected needs of our future guests, as we will give them unrivaled offers and exceptional unforgettable experiences. We hope to enhance the attractiveness of (Al-Marjan Island) through this project.”

“W Al Marjan Island” is the fourth hotel of the “W Hotels” brand in the UAE, after the “W Palm Hotel – Dubai”, “W Hotel – Mina Seyahi” and “W Abu Dhabi Hotel – Yas Island”.

Al Marjan Island is characterized by white sandy beaches that extend over more than 7.8 km, and a waterfront of 23 km, which makes it possible to provide a variety of activities and water sports, and redefine the concept of luxury life on the waterfront in Ras Al Khaimah.

The island currently has 3,000 hotel rooms offering unique lifestyle experiences to local and international travelers alike.

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