Marriott International has signed agreements with Empire Iraq to manage a 200-room upscale Marriott Hotels & Resorts-branded hotel and a 75-unit deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments property in Erbil, Iraq.
The Erbil Marriott and the Marriott Executive Apartments Erbil, Marriott International’s first two properties in Iraq, are scheduled to open simultaneously in 2014 and will expand the company’s global hotel portfolio to 71 countries.
The Erbil Marriott will offer a fitness facility, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as 11,400ft² of meeting space.
The 75-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Erbil is designed for extended-stay travellers and will offer the convenience of a five-star, full-service hotel with the space, ambience and privacy of residential living, according to Marriott.
Both hotels will be part of a mixed-use project in Erbil called Empire World, which is under construction and includes residential towers, private villas, office towers and retail and leisure space.