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Mandarin Oriental To Manage First Mideast Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced Tuesday it will manage a new luxury resort and branded residences on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.   Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi will be the company’s first foray into the Middle East market.  The property is being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)  and scheduled to open in 2013. The resort will have 160 guest rooms and suites, 35 serviced apartments, 50 branded residences, a spa, six restaurants and bars, and many meeting and banquet rooms. Other leisure facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, private beach club, and fitness center.  Hotel guests will have preferred access to the 18 hole championship Saadiyat Beach Golf Course designed by Gary Player.

Edouard Ettedgui, Group chief executive for Mandarin Oriental said “We are delighted to bring Mandarin Oriental’s renowned hospitality to the Middle East region for the first time.”   Mubarak Al Muhairi, managing director for TDIC said “Mandarin Oriental will further complement the distinctive leisure offerings on Saadiyat Island.”
 

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