Starwood has expanded its portfolio of hotels in the UAE with the opening of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai.
Developed in conjunction with the Abdulsalam Alrafi Group, the hotel is the first new-build for Sheraton in Dubai in more than 30 years.
A towering beacon of 54 stories, the Sheraton Grand Hotel launches as part of a three-tower, mixed-use development that features a comprehensive business centre, a rooftop swimming pool, three restaurant and lounge concepts, a spa, gym and a Sheraton Club.
“We are thrilled to build on the brand’s proud heritage in the region as we open the sixth Sheraton in the Emirates and the first new build in Dubai in more than 30 years” said Michael Wale President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “The Sheraton Grand Dubai highlights our commitment to the region and to our development pipeline as we strive to grow our portfolio by 75% in the Middle East by 2017.”
Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, the property is within walking distance of the Dubai Metro station, a central railway terminus which offers travellers easy connections to a variety of destinations – including Dubai International Airport, the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai World Trade Center, as well as the iconic Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa leisure attractions.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel boasts a range of accommodation options with 416 luxurious guest rooms and 58 suites – including two Presidential Suites – as well as 180 premium serviced apartments, which range from one to three bedrooms, and offer a separate entrance to the main hotel lobby.
All rooms are equipped with signature Sheraton amenities, including the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, as well as free WiFi connection, LED TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities and work spaces.
The hotel’s business and meetings centre caters to groups of all sizes, and features six meeting rooms all with natural daylight, and one size-adaptive ballroom, which can be used for conferences and events.
Travellers also have the option to book the Sheraton Club which gives complimentary access to refreshments throughout the day, and a quiet space to work and gather.
On the 52nd floor, the 1,000m2 Shine Spa offers nine separate-gender treatment rooms, and one couples suite. The Shine Spa also features a sauna and steam room, an ice fountain, an indoor vitality pool, as well as a relaxation area overlooking Dubai’s landmarks.