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Sunil Marya Named Vice President and General Manager
for Dubai’s Marco Polo Hotel
(Dubai – 03 May 2006) The management of the Marco Polo Hotel has announced the fresh appointment of Sunil Marya as Vice President for Marco Polo Hotel while currently overseeing the operations of the hotel as its General Manager. 

The announcement on Marya’s promotion was made before the Arabian Travel Market as the group participates with a stand this year at the DTCM Dubai Pavilion in the Middle East Hall section.

Sunil Marya, a seasoned hotelier backed with 28 years of solid hospitality experience spanning careers with prestigious hotels including the Intercontinental Group in India where he started out as a senior manager handling food and beverage division under the Taj Mahal Intercontinental in Mumbai, India. He has moved onwards and worked with hotels such as Kempinski, the Raheja Hotel Group in Mumbai, the Golden Tulip before joining the Savoy Group in 1996.

For the last 10 years in Dubai, Sunil was instrumental in the successful management of the Marco Polo Hotel, the first four star property owned and managed by the Savoy & Marco Polo Group. Since that time, Sunil saw the expansion of the group’s portfolio into four properties including the fully furnished hotel apartments namely: Savoy Hotel Apartments, Savoy Park Hotel Apartments and the deluxe Savoy Crest Hotel Apartment.

Asked on his visions for the hotel and the group, Sunil Marya comments, “I believe strongly that for properties to grow and become successful businesses, it is important that there should be a dedicated practice of providing more refined customer service to the guests. I envisioned the Marco Polo Hotel to become the most popular hotel amongst the four star properties in Dubai. Our employees are dedicated and provide valuable and personalized services to our guests, which has in turn made our guests come back so often to stay with us and thereby becoming our loyal patrons all these times.”

He added, “Both the Savoy and the Marco Polo Group have nurtured plans to expand its portfolio within the United Arab Emirates starting off in Abu Dhabi where we are initially discussing opportunities to manage similar properties to which we have now become experts and specialists especially in the four star hotels and furnished apartments category. I look forward to growing with my team and I am optimistic of more potential growth for the company in the future”. 

About the Marco Polo Hotel:
The Marco Polo Hotel located in Deira is one of Dubai’s leading city hotels established since June 1996. It is a preferred hotel for business travelers for having proximity to the Dubai International Airport and just minutes away from the financial and business districts of Deira in Dubai. Tourists prefer Marco Polo for being close to the city’s top entertainment area and are just minutes away from the major shopping centres of the city. It has 126 rooms including suites, four themed restaurants namely EL RANCHO (Mexican), THE BOMBAY (Indian), FOX & HOUNDS (English pub) and the EXPLORER Coffeeshop serving international cuisine. It has a fitness gym with modern fitness machines and an outdoor swimming pool on the ground level. The Jaipur Ballroom is the hotel’s venue for weddings, conferences, meetings and private parties. 


Bessie Sagario

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