Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, and W Hotels is delighted to unveil a collection of one-of-a-kind adventures in the Middle East and Africa curated in partnership with Quintessentially, the world’s leading luxury concierge company. Available to book now, each distinct itinerary features extraordinary experiences unique to the destination, paired with luxurious accommodations, flawless service and exceptional culinary offerings.
“Our guests are seeking new ways to explore a destination with a renewed sense of discovery and desire for personalised experiences,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “Following our successful partnership with Quintessentially last year, which saw the launch of several distinct itineraries across Europe and the United States, we are thrilled to enhance our collaboration by debuting this series of bespoke adventures across the Middle East and Africa. These unique itineraries will offer guests access to immersive and luxurious journeys created with the expertise of this leading concierge company.”
Luxury guests are increasingly seeking bespoke holidays which offer a more private approach. These curated experiences reflect this trend and address the growing demand for personalised experiences in trending and emerging markets. Whether travelling to Jeddah or the Seychelles, the bespoke itineraries promise an unforgettable escape to some of the region’s most vibrant cities and island retreats. Guests can cruise the Gulf Sea by private yacht, enjoy a majestic evening in Dubai’s sand dunes, explore the unique marine eco-system in Abu Dhabi’s mangroves, snorkel in Saudi Arabia’s pristine coral reefs or spend an afternoon island hopping in the Seychelles, and more.
"As the resurgence of safe travel gains momentum, we are delighted to expand upon our partnership with Marriott for this exclusive Middle East and Africa adventure series," said Darren Ellis, Group CEO, Quintessentially. "As one of the world’s most connected groups, we pride ourselves on being able to draw out the very best every destination has to offer with an unparalleled level of personalisation and authenticity. These incredible journeys speak to Quintessentially’s dedication to enhancing people's lives and we look forward to creating unforgettable memories for Marriott guests."
These journeys will be available until August 31st, 2021, and the highly coveted itineraries include:
A FAMILY REUNION IN ABU DHABI: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.
Guest will enjoy a unique family get-together in Abu Dhabi; a city of luxury and innovation, a destination graced with glass-paneled skyscrapers, breathtaking desert landscapes, an array of cultural and outdoor attractions, and activities for the whole family.
- Explore a unique marine eco-system during a guided kayaking adventure through the scenic mangroves
- Visit the Abu Dhabi Louvre, an architectural gem housing unique historical and cultural exhibits
- Discover Manarat Al Saadiyat, a historical, cultural and artistic enclave
- Explore the desert dunes, dive into desert activities and learn about Bedouin life
- Watch a falconry show and attend a race at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack
- Enjoy a range of activities for the whole family including watersports, golfing, tennis and horse riding
DOHA, THE ‘ART CAPITAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST’: Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.
Located on the beautiful coastline of the azure Arabian Gulf, Qatar is a dynamic country of contrasts. Steeped in history, traditional Arabic hospitality meets modern ambition. From UNESCO recognised heritage sites and untouched scenic desert landscapes to emerging cities, Qatar is a captivating destination off the beaten path.
- Discover the beauty of Doha from the sky including Westbay Lagoon, The Pearl Qatar and Zig Zag Towers during a private helicopter tour
- Visit the National Museum of Qatar and discover its historical and natural exhibits
- Stroll Doha’s century-old trading market, Souq Waqif
- Cruise by private yacht in the Gulf Sea of Qatar to Safliya Island
- Explore the vast collection of art at the Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf the Arab Museum of Modern Art and Katara Cultural Village
- Unwind, relax and enjoy a wellness experience at Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
SAND, SUN AND SKYSCRAPERS: Luxurious experiences in Dubai and the Seychelles
Bursting with excitement, innovation and glamour, Dubai is an experience like no other. From Dubai guests will fly to North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort and discover the beautiful archipelago islands in the Indian Ocean lying off the coast of East Africa.
- Enjoy an intimate desert safari trip with private chefs and Astronomers in Dubai’s majestic sand dunes
- Indulge in extraordinary and immersive culinary experiences at exclusive venues
- Relax with romantic sundowners over a bonfire from The Cross at the base of Spa Hill
- Cruise to La Digue and see the iconic granite boulders that frame Anse Source d’Argent beach
- Discover the surrounding archipelago islands by private boat
FAMILY FUN IN JEDDAH: The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah
Guests will visit the Kingdom’s second largest city, along the country’s west coast overlooking the Red Sea and discover Jeddah’s enchanting history and culture through its narrow streets, museums and art galleries. Surrounded by deserts at this sea front city, the whole family will enjoy safari trips and thrilling watersports.
- Explore Jeddah’s diverse culinary scene, from street-stall shawarma to fine-dining fusion
- Take a family day trip to the reefs for snorkeling and diving at Sharm Obhur
- Explore Balad, the magical historical quarter and Nasseef House
- Discover the labyrinthine lanes of Souq Al Alawi
- Visit the magnificent floating Mosque
- Swim with dolphins and learn about marine life at Al Fakieh Aquarium
- Enjoy the thrilling rides and family activities at Al Shallal Theme Park
For more information please visit https://quintessentially.com/marriott-experiences
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