This will be Mandarin Oriental’s second hotel in the UAE, following the 2019 opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai.
Mandarin Oriental will take over and rebrand Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace Hotel, following a phased renovation over the course of two years during which the hotel will remain open. The renovation will include upgrades to rooms and recreational amenities, as well as all-new food and beverage facilities
“This is a unique opportunity to manage one of the most high-profile properties in the Middle East and will be an excellent addition to our portfolio,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service standards to Abu Dhabi and to introduce the brand to a new audience.”