Dubai based Al Habtoor Group has decided to end its contract with Marriott International in the management of three major hotels. The St. Regis, W Dubai Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai at Al Habtoor City will no longer be operated by Marriott.
The announcement stated, “These hotels will no longer be part of the St. Regis, W Hotels and Westin Hotels global brand portfolios. This is a mutual decision reached amicably between the parties.”
The association with Marriott International on these 3 hotels will end on 31 July, and from then the hotels will be operated by the Al Habtoor Group.
Al Habtoor Group chairman Khalaf Al Habtoor 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.”