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Marriott International

April 12, 2012 11:22 ET

4 Star Dubai Hotel's Signature Destination Restaurant & Bar Receives Accolade

The Observatory at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites Awarded 'Highly Commended' for Best International Category

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - The inspiring 360 degree restaurant and bar at one of the finest Dubai marina hotels, celebrates its recently received accolade. The Observatory was honoured as "Highly Commended" in the Best International category by Time Out Dubai at the recent Restaurant Awards 2012.

The Time Out Dubai team judges restaurants on food, service and ambience, as well as other aspects that make or break the dining out experience. A zenith of thousands of dishes, hundreds of reviews and countless hours of debate from the Time Out team, the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards are the region's most significant culinary recognition.

Joanna Midzio, Food & Beverage Manager, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites expresses: "Top hospitality industry top guns were present and when the announcement was made, The Observatory team was elated. Accepting the award for 'Highly Commended' in the Best International Category at the prominent Time Out Restaurant Awards 2012 was an amazing achievement; The Observatory team was jubilant to accept the award. It is a mark of distinction, to be shortlisted among the top restaurants in Dubai."

Wonderfully novel and outright chic, The Observatory, set on the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, offers one of the best hotel deals in Dubai. The restaurant delivers a dining experience you'll savor in more ways than one. This signature destination restaurant and bar's venue offers a breathtaking blend of sophisticated urban ambience, palate-pleasing cuisine, and the finest house beverages such as perfectly shaken cocktails.

About the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
The Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has an ideal location overlooking both the Dubai Palm and Dubai Marina. Only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this 4 star Dubai hotel boasts 232 sensational one, two and three bedroom suites, which cater for corporate executives or leisure travelers on short or extended visits. Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel you will find yourself in Dubai Marina, next to Dubai Yacht Club and Dubai Marina Mall, venture a little further on the exciting new Dubai Metro and you are within easy reach of the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi Water Park and Palm Jumeirah. Visit one of the finest, spa hotels in Dubai to indulge in the ultimate relaxing experience or retreat to the fully equipped fitness center for some physical activity. The hotel offers a tempting choice of 3 unique dining experiences, from a casual setting of Counter Culture to the finest international cuisine in a stylish indoor and outdoor haven at the AZ.U.R or the ultimate dining destination, The Observatory set on the 52nd floor, this inspiring 360 degree restaurant and bar is the pinnacle of culinary excellence.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with nearly 3,700 lodging properties in 72 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, AC Hotels by Marriott, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; licenses the development and operation of vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands and licenses the development of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand to the newly independent Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit

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    Katrina Angeles
    Public Relations Executive
    Dubai Marriott Hotels
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