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Global luxury hotels group, Mandarin Oriental forays into the Middle East with its first property coming up in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC).
Both parties have signed an agreement to manage a new luxury resort on Saadiyat Island. The resort, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, is scheduled to open in 2013, and will house 160 luxurious guestrooms and suites as well as 35 serviced apartments and 50 branded Residences, TDIC said in a statement issued yesterday.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the owner and operator of some of the world's reputed hotels, resorts and residences. The group currently operates or has under development, 42 hotels offering more than 10,000 rooms.
These are spread across 26 countries with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in the Americas and 11 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, it operates or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, that are connected to the group's properties.
Meanwhile, the upcoming leisure and cultural destination, Saadiyat Island, will be home to the world's largest concentration of cultural institutions, including the Zayed National Museum, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is due to open in the year 2013.
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