The First Group gears up to open Wyndham Dubai Marina

10/02/2016 - The First Group News
The First Group gears up to open Wyndham Dubai Marina

Leading property developer marks a major milestone by taking possession of its first hotel development in Dubai

Dubai, 10 February, 2016: Leading Dubai-based property developer The First Group has taken possession of its first hotel development located in the heart of Dubai Marina: a 32-storey, 486-room, four-star property flagged under the globally recognized Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand.

Known as Wyndham Dubai Marina, the handover marks a major milestone for The First Group, which has built its reputation on developing high-quality serviced apartments and aparthotels in Dubai. The hotel will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group and is set to become one of Dubai Marina’s landmark properties when it opens for business later this month.

“The handover of Wyndham Dubai Marina marks an important milestone for The First Group,” said Danny Lubert, the company’s co-founder and joint chairman. “In partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group, we will set a new standard for providing affordable, luxury accommodation in Dubai Marina, in line with the Dubai government’s vision to dramatically expand the upscale hotel sector.”

Daniel Ruff, president and managing director, EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group said, “Tourism is a major driver of economic growth for Dubai and with annual overnight visitors increasing more than 7 percent in 2015, there’s a growing appetite within the city for globally recognized brands, like Wyndham, that not only deliver the experience guests demand but also the international reach. As the world’s largest hotel company, we bring a wealth of hospitality experience and expertise to a property that, because of investment from The First Group, is sure to become one of the most unique offerings throughout all of Dubai.”

Wyndham Dubai Marina, which will house 486 luxurious rooms and suites, is situated in a key location offering stunning views of the Gulf and Dubai Marina, one of Dubai’s most exciting districts, as well as nearby Bluewater Island, which will soon be home to the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Dubai Eye. The hotel’s prime location will help ensure its popularity with business and leisure guests alike, as many of the Marina’s major attractions, amenities and transportation links, including Dubai Metro and Tram services, are within walking distance.

Additional facilities at Wyndham Dubai Marina will include two restaurants (an all-day dining restaurant and a steakhouse and bar); a spa, gym and swimming pool with pool bar; meeting space; an executive lounge; as well as a coffee shop and souvenir outlet. Guests will also be able to take advantage of Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. To learn more and join for free, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group:
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,800 properties and 678,000 rooms in 72 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 44 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com

About The First Group:
The First Group is an award-winning British-owned international hotel & property development company, whose principals have built up their expertise and success in the global market over the last 30 years. The First Group management team draws from strong and diverse backgrounds in the fields of global property, finance, acquisition, marketing and product development. Its expert eye for emerging property market potential and prestigious partnerships with industry leaders means that their clients can enjoy secure and attractive returns from one of the world’s most vibrant hotel markets. With its global headquarters in Dubai and offices spanning Moscow, Almaty, Kazan, Astana, Baku, Abuja, Lagos, Jeddah, Riyadh, Khobar, and most recently Accra, The First Group’s client base is expanding rapidly. For more details visit www.thefirstgroup.com.