WESTIN MEETS MEGA-GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ACTIVE WELLNESS WITH DUBAI OPENING OF THE BRAND’S LARGEST HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City Adds More Than 1,000 Rooms to Sheikh Zayed Road, Bringing the World-Renowned Wellness Brand to New Heights
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2016: Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc., today announced the soft opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. The hotel is the second Westin hotel to open in Dubai and the largest Westin hotel across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Rising to 41 storeys and located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it promises travellers a whole new level of active wellness from check-in to check-out.
“Together with Al Habtoor Group, we are excited to deliver Westin’s well-being promise to guests at Starwood’s largest hospitality project in the Middle East,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “This opening reaffirms Westin is on track to double its presence in the Middle East in the next three years.”
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City features 1,004 well-appointed guestrooms, including 142 suites. All rooms and suites feature the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed and dedicated Sleep Well Menu, invigorating rainforest shower and separate Heavenly bathtub, along with Westin’s signature bath amenities – to reinforce the concept of rejuvenation and ensure an unwinding experience. Offering a sensory welcome, the hotel’s lobby and interiors have been inspired by the region’s Hajar Mountains and feature stylised motifs of the Art Deco movement.
The two-bedroom Heavenly Suite is located on the 40th floor with floor-to-ceiling windows framing captivating views of Dubai Water Canal and Sheikh Zayed Road. As the hotel’s top suite, this is a 425sqm sanctuary with king size Westin Heavenly® beds to ensure unsurpassed comfort. The spacious living area offers comfortable seating for up to 14 guests and includes a bar counter, while the kitchen extends into a dining room with a 10-seat dining table and separate majlis area. The suite also includes a separate entertainment room with a media wall and pool table.
The hotel opens with five of its six delectable dining venues including: Cook Hall – a casual industrial-style American gastro pub; Il Capo Restaurant – serving hearty New York Italian dishes, the lobby lounge Daily Treats – where indulgences are made healthy; Seasonal Tastes – serving global cuisine from its six live cooking stations, and Blinq – serving cocktails and snacks in a flirty and glamorous space.
Due to open later this year, Firefly is an effortlessly chic urban rooftop lounge. This outdoor poolside venue will serve a flame-kissed menu and refreshing cocktails, while a live DJ will play curated soundtracks for an uplifting experience.
Available throughout the hotel, Westin Fresh by The Juicery offers a selection of revitalising juices and smoothies to fuel the day, while Crafted at Westin presents a fresh selection of expertly mixed cocktails infused with natural ingredients and local flavours.
Helping the weekend last longer - Westin Weekend will allow guests to stretch out their stay with late checkout on Saturdays and extended breakfast hours.
General Manager Khaled Ghaleb, said: “The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City is the largest Westin to open in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Providing an urban retreat with a resort feel, the hotel offers an array of endless choices across its many facilities including 1,004 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants and bars, and our 20-treatment room Heavenly Spa. With so much to offer, we cater to Dubai residents and visitors’ needs, ensuring they feel better than when they arrived.”
Move Well to Feel Well
To ensure guests staying at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City have everything they need to keep active throughout their stay, RunWESTIN® provides local five and eight kilometre running maps for those who prefer to explore the local surrounds with the hotel’s Run Concierge, enabling travellers to keep up with their fitness routines anytime, anywhere! And the Gear Lending programme conveniently provides New Balance® shoes and clothes for guests to use during their stay.
Opening soon, the Heavenly Spaby WestinTM offers a range of relaxing and renewal experiences in its 20 treatment rooms, which include separate male and female areas. Additional facilities include the Hamman, steam room, sauna, hot tubs, whirlpools and specialty showers. For an elevating experience, the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio will also soon be available 24-hours a day, featuring state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym. The dedicated yoga studio will afford a calming space to de-stress and there will also be three rooftop swimming pools, including a splash pool for children at the Westin Family Kids Club.
Westin believes guests should leave feeling better than when they arrived, and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City has everything families need to ensure younger travellers are included. The hotel is home to the Westin® Family Kids Club, an enriching space for little travellers aged 4 to 12 to embark on exciting activities such as storytelling, games and physical activities to inspire imagination. The Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids arranges nutritious and delicious food options so kids feel great, and parents happy about the healthy selections. The one-bedroom Family Suite provides further opportunities to suit even the youngest holidaymakers. Designed with families in mind, parents will appreciate the elegantly appointed master bedroom with en-suite Westin Heavenly Bath®, while children will enjoy the playroom with bean bags and entertaining features. A large living area with a dining table brings the family together.
The hotel presents 15 meeting rooms of various sizes for convenience and flexibility, each offering clutter-free and fully equipped spaces with SuperfoodsRX meeting breaks in natural daylight. Energy efficient lightbulbs, and double-sided notepads. Two additional outdoor spaces will soon be available on the seventh floor rooftop area. Complementing the conference and event facilities is the 1,450 square-metre Al Joud ballroom, with a separate entrance, generous pre-function hall and a well-appointed bridal majlis, ideal for banquet style events and celebrations of up to 1,200 guests.
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group, and owner of the hotel said; “We are delighted to have the Westin brand as part of Al Habtoor City’s Hotel Collection. This is another milestone for the Al Habtoor Group. The three hotels within Al Habtoor City each offer something unique to the landmark destination and provide endless choices to business and leisure travellers, as well as to residents of Dubai.”
The Al Habtoor City integrated development features two other Starwood hotels: The St. Regis Dubai, which opened last November, and the recently opened W Dubai – Al Habtoor City. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City is the third and final hotel to complete the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection. This landmark development is minutes away from attractions such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, a 20-minute drive to Dubai International Airport and 40-minute drive to Al Maktoum International Airport.
Special introductory rates are available to guests in celebration of the opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. For more information and bookings visit www.westindubaialhabtoorcity.com or stay connected with social media via @WestinDubaiAHC #WestinDubaiAHC
About Westin Hotels & Resorts:
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the Westin Well-being Movement’s six pillars: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well™. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™, the innovative workspace Tangent, Westin Weekend signature experiences, and Heavenly Bath® and Heavenly Spa by Westin. Westin is proud to offer Starwood Preferred Guest®, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.starwoodhotels.com/westin. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.
Al Habtoor City:
Al Habtoor City is a multi-use development incorporating three five-star Starwood-branded hotels (The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City), alongside three luxurious residential towers. The City, which sits alongside the upcoming Dubai Water Canal, will also be home to the regions first-ever permanent Dragone theatrical production choreographed exclusively for Al Habtoor City. In addition, there will be a tennis academy, a European-style boulevard lined with retail outlets, a marina and multiple restaurants.
About Al Habtoor Group:
Al Habtoor Group (AHG), headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the region’s largest and most respected conglomerates. Founded in 1970 by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the Group has grown in unison with the UAE and today has a diverse portfolio of successful business operating in key sectors of the economy (hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing). The AHG has an unwavering commitment to excellence, which is apparent throughout all its units.