Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, a distinct five-star beachfront resort located in Dubai has joined the Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s exclusive global portfolio of independently owned hotels.
The new partnership will elevate the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa’s iconic status throughout the region by participating in Autograph’s global sales and marketing channels, the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program and the company’s management and franchise expertise.
Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels, with each destination thoughtfully selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. With this partnership, Autograph Collection is also able to leverage the expertise of a successful local brand with a strong heritage to further expand its footprint across the region.
“We are incredibly proud to be adding the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa to our unique portfolio of independent hotels across the globe. Autograph Collection is known for creating authentic experiences at hotels that have rich personalities and a spirit of independence. The combination of distinct leisure and culinary experiences and an iconic location in Dubai provides guests and travelers with a truly unique travel experience that fits perfectly with Autograph collection.” said Julius Robinson, Vice President, Autograph Collection.
The hotel also welcomes a new Consultant General Manager, Rick Zeolla who will lead the beachfront property with more than 25 years of hospitality experience and welcome guests looking for a bespoke travel experience.
“It is a great honour to be a part of the first Autograph Collection property in the region, set in a distinct beach-front location and in one of Dubai’s most sought after neighbourhoods. This is a a very exciting time not just for me, but for everyone who has been part of the Habtoor Grand family for so many years, as we evolve and offer an even better luxury hospitality experience for our valued guests,” said Rick Zeolla, Consultant General Manager of the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort.