Tribute Portfolio hotel brand debuts in Middle East

Tribute Portfolio hotel brand debuts in Middle East

The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle hotel is now under Marriott umbrella

The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle has joined Marriott's Tribute Portfolio, marking the Middle East debut for the Marriott hotel brand.

UAE-based The First Collection, part of The First Group, is the owner-operator of three hotels in Dubai, with two in Business Bay.

With nearly 120 independent hotels in more than 25 countries and territories, the Tribute Portfolio is part of Marriott International’s Marriott Bonvoy collection, comprising more than 30 hotel brands in 10,000 global destinations.

The collaboration will see the First Collection hotel benefit from Marriott’s global marketing power and enable guests to tap into the Marriott Bonvoy Moments loyalty programme. 

"We are thrilled to introduce The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle as part of Marriott Bonvoy’s Tribute Portfolio," said Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group. "Joining the Tribute Portfolio enables us to leverage Marriott’s powerful network and renowned loyalty programme, enhancing our visibility and accessibility to international travellers seeking an authentic and memorable stay in Dubai."

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The hotel has 491 rooms and 26 boutique suites, such as the TFC Horizon Suite featuring a private plunge pool and terrace offering stunning views of the cityscape.  

Dining options include Santè Ria, situated on the 29th and 30th floors, serving South American dishes, while the Village Bistro offers an international buffet, live BBQ and pizza stations. With the hotel 

Its Pool Bar showcases live sports and events alongside year-round live entertainment. Additionally, Risen Cafe & Artisanal Bakery, located on the lobby level, serves the hotel's signature coffee blend.

In addition to an outdoor swimming pool and gym, guests of The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle have access to the group's Mediterranean-inspired Soluna Beach Club on Palm Jumeirah. 

“Launching the first Tribute Portfolio Hotel in the Middle East in this dynamic destination is a landmark moment for this growing brand,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, vice president, premium and select brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle hotel exemplifies the Tribute Portfolio brand focus on exceptional design and sincere service, offering guests unparalleled experiences that resonate with the vibrant spirit of Dubai.”

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