Starwood Hotels & Resorts Re-Opens Landmark Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers on 9 APRIL Following Extensive Multi-million Renovation
Rediscover Dubai’s Iconic Gathering Place, a Combination of Modern Elegance and Warm Arabian Hospitality, at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 8 April 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the re-opening of the iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers on 9 April following an extensive US$50 million renovation. Opened in 1978, the landmark hotel was the first Starwood hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following the refurbishment – which includes all guestrooms, facilities, public spaces and the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, as well as its Indian restaurant Ashiana by Vineet – Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers will continue to be a choice gathering place for global travellers and the local community.
“The renovation of Sheraton Dubai Creek reinforces the hotel’s position as an iconic landmark in Dubai,” said Guido de Wilde, Senior Vice President, Regional Director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East. “While we are committed to growing the Sheraton portfolio across the region, it is also extremely important for us to ensure our existing hotels are operating under the latest brand standards. With the renovation of Sheraton Dubai Creek we have embraced the modern interpretation of classic design for which the Sheraton brand is known for.”
“Sheraton Dubai Creek reflects the heritage of this great city, with more than 35 years of service to the local community as well as global travellers,” said Stephan Vanden Auweele, General Manager, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. “The renovation of this landmark hotel allows us to meet the increased demand for high-calibre accommodation with distinctive guest experiences, providing global travellers and the local community with an inviting gathering place for all occasions.”
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Located on the Creek’s edge with uninterrupted water and city views, the hotel’s new design offers a stylish relaxing escape from the bustling city for business and leisure travellers. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers comprises 268 guestrooms and suites, providing guests with the perfect respite to immerse themselves in the charms of old Dubai. The fully refurbished rooms feature a contemporary design with a warm palette and are equipped with the signature all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed. The Creek View rooms come with high ceiling windows that open up to panoramic water views and Dubai’s skyline.
The top floors of the hotel offer guests Sheraton Club rooms and suites, with exclusive access to the Sheraton Club Lounge for private check-in and check-out, complimentary continental breakfast, evening drinks and snacks, free wireless internet access, as well as refreshments throughout the day.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers offers an array of dining experiences in a prime location along the Creek. Heralded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Dubai, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo offers a creative gastronomic menu createdby Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo. Overlooking the waters and skyline of Dubai, the restaurant features a trendy all-day bar, private dining room and a climate controlled terrace for year-round al-fresco dining.
The award-winning Ashiana by Vineet is a pioneer of traditional Indian cuisine in Dubai, using progressive techniques served with modern presentation and it now presents a menu designed by none other than world famous Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia. Diners can enjoy the theatre of cooking at the live-action Creekside Japanese Restaurant, seeing chefs in action at the Teppanyaki grill, wok or seafood stations.
One of the very first English pubs in Dubai, Chelsea Arms, continues to offer a truly British experience, while the Lobby Café– the social hub of the neighbourhood – will serve a wide selection of cakes and pastries throughout the day, as well as afternoon tea. Hatta, the hotel’s international buffet restaurant that has been born out of the renovation overlooks the pool and Creek, and it offers a relaxed atmosphere for breakfast and lunch and can be reserved for private functions in the evening.
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Services
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers continues to offer extensive meeting and function rooms, with the elegant Dubai Ballroom accommodating up to 500 guests, and four breakout rooms located in the Executive Conference Centre. The hotel’s meeting and event spaces are perfect for major events such as business conferences and weddings.
The hotel lobby features the Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft®– a signature social technology hub where guests can enjoy complimentary WIFI and stay connected.The hotel’s 24-hour fitness facilities feature the brand’s revolutionary health and fitness program Sheraton Fitness® by Core Performance™, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance.
Guests can enjoy one of the many dhow cruises available from the hotel’s doorstep. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is close to the Dubai International Airport and the city’s premier shopping destinations, as well as popular attractions such as the famous Gold and Spice Souks, the historic merchant market of Al Bastakiya and Dubai Museum.
Starwood in the UAE
The UAE is Starwood’s largest market in the Middle East where at present the company has 23 hotels.The company operates 14 hotels in Dubai, representing the largest concentration of Starwood hotels anywhere in the world except New York.Starwood has nearly 50 hotels across the Middle East, with a pipeline of over 35 scheduled open in the next few years.
For more information on Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers or for bookings, visit http://www.sheratondubaicreek.com/