The Al Habtoor Group announced on April 26, 2012 that it had teamed up with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to open three hotels in Dubai by 2017.
The new establishments will be part of the one million square-foot property on Sheikh Zayed Road, currently being built. They will include the first St Regis in Dubai, a stylish W Hotel and a new Westin, with 1,675 rooms between them.
The internationally renowned Starwood company already operates 23 properties in the UAE, including 15 in Dubai. The three new ones will be located in a prime business location, overlooking the Burj Khalifa, near the Dubai International Financial Centre and Business Bay areas.
Each will have spectacular views of the Dubai skyline and offer a variety of elegant restaurants and bars. The multi-billion dirham development will also feature a oneof- a-kind entertainment theatre and will be surrounded by exquisitely landscaped gardens.
The St Regis Dubai will be a particulary luxurious hotel with 241 guestrooms, including 49 suites.
The W Dubai will feature well known W brands and will have 384 guest rooms and 88 suites, as well as four ‘WOW’ Suites and one Extreme ‘WOW’ Suite.
The Westin Dubai is set have 1,050 guest rooms and 129 suites. “We’re delighted to partner with the Al Habtoor Group on this ambitious development which marks an important milestone for us in Dubai,” said Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman and CEO of the Al Habtoor Group also commented: “We’re excited to be partnering with Starwood to bring three of their worldclass brands together for this monumental project,” he said. “This iconic project will offer a unique and popular location to experience the finest of hospitality with a fine range of dining and entertainment options all in the same vicinity.”