Starwood has signed an agreement with UAE-based
conglomerate Al Habtoor Group to open three hotels in Dubai.
Located on a one million square-foot property on Sheikh Zayed
Road, the development will include the first St. Regis hotel in
Dubai, a W Hotel and a new Westin, adding 1,675 rooms to the city
when they open in 2017.
Starwood currently operates 15 properties
in Dubai, representing the second largest concentration of the
company's hotels in a single city outside of New York.
are delighted to partner with Al Habtoor Group on this ambitious
development which marks an important milestone for us in Dubai,"
said Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe,
Africa and Middle East. "Dubai has surged over the years as a top
destination for international travelers. This landmark project
underlines Starwood's commitment to continued growth in the region
and further strengthens our long-established position as one of
the leading hotel operators in the Middle East."
a prime business location overlooking the Burj Khalifa near the
Dubai International Financial Centre and Business Bay areas, each
hotel will feature a distinct food and beverage component,
signature spas and offer views of the city's vibrant skyline. The development will also feature a one-of-a-kind
destination entertainment theatre surrounded by landscaped gardens on over 500,000 square-feet of land.
The St. Regis Dubai will feature 241
guest rooms, including 49 suites. The hotel will
offer extensive state-of-the-art meeting and event space as well
as eight distinctive
culinary, lounge and bar venues, a signature spa, swimming pool, a
state-of-the-art fitness center and a 2,600 square foot St. Regis
The new W Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Road
will provide 384
guest rooms including 88 suites, 4 Wow Suites and 1
Extreme Wow Suite (W's take on the Presidential suite). The hotel
will offer eight contemporary dining venues, the signature W
Lounge (W's reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby), Wet
pool deck, Sweat state-of-the-art fitness center, a signature spa
and contemporary meeting and event spaces, including the W Great
The Westin Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Road will feature 1,050 guest rooms
and 129 suites. The hotel's guest rooms and suites will be
outfitted with the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed as well as the
Heavenly Bath, ensuring renewal with the help of the brand's
signature amenities and rainforest shower heads with extra-wide
spray radius. Other signature features will include the Westin
Heavenly Spa, consisting of six treatment rooms and the WestinWorkout fitness facility offering state-of-the-art
equipment. The hotel will also offer six distinct food and
beverage outlets and more than 8,000 square-feet of
meeting and event space including The Westin Ballroom, 14 meeting
rooms and a business center.
operates close to 50 hotels in the Middle East, which includes 23
hotels in the UAE. The company is set to open more than 30 hotels
in the region over the next few years, representing a portfolio
growth of more than 50%. By 2015, the Middle East will
become the second region, after North America, to operate all nine
of Starwood's world-class brands - St. Regis, The Luxury
Collection, W, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Four Points by
Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft and Element.
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