Marriott International has signed an agreement with SBR Group to bring Four Points by Sheraton to Al Ain within the UAE.

The conversion property will be rebranded from the Hili Rayhaan by Rotana to a Four Points by Sheraton by March 2024.

Located in the Al Hili district of Al Ain, adjacent to Hili Mall, Four Points by Sheraton Al Ain will feature 251 rooms and suites across 24,000 sqm of built-up area.

F&B options at the property will include Elements restaurant which offers international cuisine, the Hili Majlis lobby lounge for coffee and light bites, and the Sundeck Pool Café too.

Leisure amenities will feature a large fitness centre that includes a gym, sauna, and steam room as well as a tennis court facilities.

The hotel also has an Olympic-size swimming pool as well as separate male and female salons.

Business travellers will have access to extensive meeting, conference and banquet facilities including a pre-conference hall.

Khaled Saab, Area General Manager for Residences Inn by Marriott Sheikh Zayed Road and the soon-to-open Four Points by Sheraton Al Ain said, “Al Ain, known for its nature and beauty, has been chosen as the capital of Gulf tourism for the year 2025. Adding a property to Marriott’s portfolio in this city is a step towards being at the heart of both tourism and the economy here.”

Saahil Lalit, vice president of Development – Middle East, Marriott International, added, “We continue to see opportunities to further expand our footprint across the UAE through conversion deals. With the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Al Ain, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with SBR Group and further diversifying our portfolio in the UAE.”

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