Empire signed an agreement with Marriott International to manage a five star hotel and an executive apartment property during a ceremony that was held at the newly inaugurated U.S. Consulate in Erbil. The agreement covers a 200 – room, upscale Marriott Hotels & Resorts – branded hotel, and a 75-Unit deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments’ property. The investment on the Hotel and Executive Apartments is expected to exceed USD 100 Million; both are planned to launch in 2014.
The 200-room Erbil Marriott will provide a range of amenities, connectivity & services to help business travelers achieve their objectives. Its unique and stylish interiors will blend the latest in residential design, color and real comfort. Recreational amenities will include an extensive fitness facility, an on-site spa and an outdoor swimming pool. As for the 75-Unit Marriott Executive Apartments Erbil especially designed for extended stay travelers will offer the convenience of a five-star, full service hotel with the space, ambience and privacy of residential living.
one of the hotels is a highrise
This agreement is inline with Empire expansion plan for Empire World, a private real estate development project, with an investment of over USD 1 Billion, distinguishes itself with its diverse development projects ranging from commercial developments (Erbil Business Tower and Business Complex), Residential developments (Royal City Villas & Apartments), Hospitality and Leisure (Erbil Marriott, Marriott Executive Apartments Erbil and Erbil Speed Center).
Mr. Peshrow Agha, chairman of Empire stated: “We are very excited to welcome Marriott to Empire World; Marriott is the first truly global hotel brand to recognize the potential of Iraq, as a result establishing not one but two properties in the Kurdistan.”
To compliment Mr.Agha’s statement, Mr. Ed Fuller, President & Managing Director of International lodging for Marriott Int. said: “Erbil is an encouraging destination with promising economic & commercial opportunity. Erbil is believed to be one of the oldest, continuously inhabited communities in the area”.