Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced on Monday the signing of a management contract to administer and rename under its brand the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
The hotel group will assume the management of the property from January 1, 2020. It will be the second Mandarin Oriental hotel in the United Arab Emirates after the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira in Dubai in early 2019.
The hotel will be renamed as a Mandarin Oriental property after a gradual renovation that will last two years, during which the hotel will remain open. Renovation work will include significant improvements in rooms and recreational services, as well as new food and beverage facilities.
The Emirates Palace hotel is located on a private beach of 1.3 kilometers, with 394 rooms and suites, 12 restaurants and bars, 40 meeting rooms, an auditorium for concerts and a ballroom with capacity for 2,500 people. Leisure facilities include a marina, two swimming pools, a spa and two gyms.