Al Habtoor Group ends agreements with Marriott

Gulf News reported yesterday that Al Habtoor Group has ended the agreements for the management of threee luxury hotels in Dubai with Marriott International.

The report says “After months of rumoured unrest, Marriott International, the largest hotel group in the world, will “no longer manage or otherwise be associated with” The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai Habtoor City, and The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, with effect from July 31, 2018.”

Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Al Habtoor, is reported to have said: “We maintain a strong and friendly relationship with Marriott International. This decision marks the start of a new era for Habtoor Hospitality as we focus more on strengthening our own brands and expanding our hotel-management portfolio.”

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