Marriott International has signed an agreement with RDK Tourism Investment LLC to manage The St. Regis Downtown Dubai.

The signing enhances the company’s luxury footprint across the UAE where it currently operates 17 properties and more than 6,000 rooms across seven of its luxury brands.

It marks the transformation and rebranding of the existing Renaissance Downtown Hotel, which will be completed by the end of 2021. The renovation plans are expected to include a residential-inspired sophisticated design of the lobby and the addition of an Astor Ballroom, which speaks to the brand’s focus on hosting iconic celebrations.

The renovations will be blended with the hallmarks of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, including the brand’s celebrated Rituals and signature St. Regis Butler Service.

Situated in Business Bay along the canal waterfront, and close to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, the hotel will offer bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to meet global travellers’ needs.

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai is expected to mark the brand’s fourth location in the UAE, joining The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and the anticipated The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.