Marriott debuts Delta Hotels in Middle East & Africa

A guest room balcony at the hotel, which houses 360 stylish rooms, including suites and serviced apartments.
Updated 02 September 2019
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Marriott debuts Delta Hotels in Middle East & Africa

Marriott International has announced the official debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott in the Middle East and Africa with Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Within easy access to key business hubs including Media City, Internet City and Knowledge Village, the hotel is located in the heart of the Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). With direct beach access, it rises tall between the Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach and The Walk, Dubai’s first shopping and dining promenade. 

“We are excited to introduce the first Delta Hotel to the Middle East and Africa region and believe the brand has immense growth potential in our region with its clear ethos of — simple made perfect,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach Dubai will deliver on this promise by providing a full complement of streamlined services in a simple and straightforward way offering both choice and flexibility. Its strategic location, offers our guests the perfect way to discover the city in a manner that makes travel seamless and always enjoyable.”

The hotel’s 45-story tower houses 360 stylish rooms, offering a range of room types including suites and serviced apartments, each equipped with premium amenities. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Marina and Dubai’s cityscape from beach-facing rooms and many different parts of the hotel.

The hotel’s culinary offerings claim to flare up an appetite for every desire. The Brazilian restaurant Fogueira located on the 35th floor, takes guests on a journey into Brazil with its “all you can eat” meat cuts crafted to perfection. The restaurant offers views of Ain Dubai — highest observation wheel in the world. The classic American pub Speakeasy offers a selection of beverages, grills and live entertainment. Shores, the all-day dining boasts live stations and myriad flavors from around the world including Asian, European and Arabic. La Sala offers classic Italian while The Sama Lounge boasts refreshing beverages, a selection of platters and stunning views of Jumeirah Beach and the Dubai Marina.

The hotel offers 145 square meters of event space, including three multi-function rooms and a business center for meetings of every type. Guests can also expect to enjoy fast and free Wi-Fi, a 24x7 fitness center, a spa and an outdoor pool.

The North American four-star brand, Delta Hotels, with over 60 locations in gateway cities across the US, Canada, China, and Germany, was acquired by Marriott International in 2015.


OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

Updated 17 September 2019

OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company, has joined the group of international companies transporting cargo and delivering maritime shipping services to and from King Abdullah Port. This comes with the company’s official launch of operations in the port located in King Abdullah Economic City and the subsequent arrival of containers to the berths.

The move aims at enhancing the trade movement of imports and exports in the Kingdom.

“The addition of OOCL to the list of leading international shipping companies operating in King Abdullah Port is a testament to the trust of key players in the maritime shipping industry, as the port enjoys a strategic location on one of the most important international maritime shipping lanes as well as integrated infrastructure and logistics services,” a press release said.

The port is located near the Industrial Valley, the Bonded and Re-export Zone, and major Saudi cities such as Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, which together constitute the main commercial center in the Kingdom. King Abdullah Port also enjoys close proximity to Madinat Yanbu’ Al-Sina’iyah, which is witnessing a massive trade movement in the field of petrochemicals, and it is linked to a road network that facilitates the process of transporting goods by land to and from ships to Riyadh, Dammam, and other cities in the Arabian Gulf.

Officially inaugurated last February by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Abdullah Port was ranked the second fastest-growing port in the world in 2018 by Alphaliner, a global specialist in data analysis of maritime transport, port capabilities, and the future development of vessels and global maritime routes. The port’s throughput increased from 1.7 million TEU in 2017 to 2.3 million TEU in 2018.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest-growing container port and one of the world’s 100 largest ports after less than four years of operation. Ten of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. The port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace with a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports, utilizing its advanced facilities and proximity to the Bonded and Re-export Zone and the logistics park.

With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, expanding roll-on/roll-off operations, and a fully integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving today’s diverse mega cargo ships, fulfilling the growing needs of the young and fast-growing population of the Kingdom and the region.