Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Updated 17 June 2019

Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

Ready, set, summer! Travelers seeking unforgettable experiences this summer without breaking the bank, can avail themselves of a 25 percent discount at over 250 Marriott International properties across the Middle East and Africa.
Until Sept. 25, guests who book directly through Marriott Bonvoy can save as much as 25 percent on the best available rate including complimentary breakfast for members, and 15 percent off excluding breakfast for non-members. With the newly revamped Marriott Bonvoy program, members will earn more points on stays starting with their second stay and points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and much more.

Destination and property highlights include:
History and culture buffs
Culture vultures wanting to discover the majesty of Egypt’s Pyramids can stay at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo. This five-star hotel, which has welcomed numerous heads of state, allows travelers to bask in its storied history while benefiting from modern luxury.

Art & design
The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Sample the flavors of the world at 10 different restaurants and lounges at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, including Japanese, Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. With the properties’ prime position in the heart of Downtown Dubai housing the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera, a multitude of culinary destinations is at each guest’s fingertips.

Cape Town’s urban oasis-inspired 15 on Orange, Autograph Collection, is situated close to the city’s central park and heritage site, the Company’s Garden, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain National Park. Guests can discover the city and then retreat to the hotel.

Luxury & nature
An exciting adventure awaits travelers at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus, South Africa. Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere and close to a world-famous whale-watching destination, the hotel invites guests to explore a combination of luxury and nature.

Couples can revel in the extraordinary views, service and luxury amenities at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Set adjacent to a protected marine park, guests can explore Turtle Bay, historic Port Louis and lively Grand Bay.

LuLu opens iconic Scotland Yard Hotel in London

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LuLu opens iconic Scotland Yard Hotel in London

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of UAE’s LuLu Group International, has completed investments of 1.43 billion dirhams ($389.4 million) in the UK, with the inauguration of the Great Scotland Yard in London. The hotel opened for business on Dec. 9.

The Great Scotland Yard was officially inaugurated by Nicky Morgan, secretary of state; Sir Edward Lister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief strategic adviser; Mansoor Abulhoul, UAE ambassador to Britain; Mark Hoplamazian, global president and CEO, Hyatt Hotels; in the presence of Yusuffali M. A., chairman of Lulu Group; and Adeeb Ahmed, managing director of Twenty14 Holdings in London.

The historic property was acquired in 2015 for 550 million dirhams ($150 million), and the makeover of the hotel involved a further 250 million dirhams. In addition to the Great Scotland Yard, Twenty14 Holdings had acquired the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh — The Caledonian in Scotland in 2018 for 440 million dirhams. 

The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which is being managed by Hyatt under their The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, is located in the St. James’s district of Westminster. 

Steeped in history, the Great Scotland Yard was once a dwelling for visiting kings of Scotland during the Tudor period, while today the building is most famous as the former headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police force. In 1910, the building served as the British Army Recruitment Office and Royal Military Police headquarters.

LuLu chairman Ali said: “London is one of the world’s greatest cities and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel represents its illustrious past as well as its modern significance. The hotel spotlights the city’s vibrant history, its several celebrated aspects and its status as a global melting pot. In essence, we have curated an unmatched experience for every guest while recreating the historic premises into a symbol of ultimate hospitality.”

An 1820s Grade II listed building with Edwardian and Victorian architecture, the high-end luxury boutique hotel with seven floors and spanning 93,000 square feet, has 153 rooms and 15 suites apart from a two-bedroom townhouse VIP-suite created from part of the original Scotland Yard Police premises. The hotel also features a library, gymnasium, meeting/conference rooms, a 120-seater conference space/ballroom and VIP function rooms. 

Adeeb Ahamed, managing director, Twenty14 Holdings, said “The Great Scotland Yard Hotel is a dream come true for us, the culmination of a path set long ago, transforming one of the world’s most historic addresses into an icon of modern hospitality. Twenty14 Holdings’ focus remained steady right through, keeping the building’s reputation in mind, every effort made in its rebirth had to be extraordinary, beyond expectations. And, this is what has been accomplished. The Great Scotland Yard Hotel invites you to experience its myriad stories.”

The hotel offers multiple F&B options — The Yard, The Forty Elephants, The Parlour and Sibín — serving international and British modern food under the supervision of acclaimed chef and restaurateur Robin Gill.