DUBAI, UAE and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—February 22, 2010 (Business Wire)—Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. today announced the debut of its
Luxury Collection brand in the United Arab Emirates with the addition
of Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai. Located on the
Dubai Marina, the 45-story Grosvenor House hotel first opened its doors
in 2005 and quickly became one of the world’s most acclaimed hotels.
Custom-designed to celebrate the essence of Dubai, the hotel seamlessly
blends exquisite Arabian décor with contemporary sophistication.
Offering the latest innovations in technology and design, Grosvenor
House features 422 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, suites and
apartment suites, world class cuisine, a state-of-the-art fitness
facility and spa, business areas equipped with cutting-edge technology
and unparalleled premium service with butlers on call 24 hours a day.
“The Luxury Collection is a portal to the world's most enriching and
desirable destinations, where nothing less than an exceptional level of
service, perfect location and indigenous personal offerings will do,”
said Paul James, global brand leader of The Luxury Collection and St.
Regis Hotels & Resorts. “Celebrated for its exceptional location,
luxury amenities and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, Grosvenor
House adds another jewel to The Luxury Collection portfolio.”
Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe’s
most iconic hotels, today The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more
than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30
countries across the globe including Hotel Danieli, Venice; Hotel
Imperial, Vienna; Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens; Patios de Cafayate,
Argentina; SLS at Beverly Hills and The Phoenician, Scottsdale.
“We are excited to bring the promise of The Luxury Collection brand to
the United Arab Emirates with the debut of Grosvenor House, Dubai. This
hotel is a true expression of its destination, making it the perfect
addition to The Luxury Collection,” says Roeland Vos, president of
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
“The property’s sought-after location, impeccable service and sumptuous
interior will ensure a unique and enriching experience for all our
Grosvenor House, Dubai also provides guests with a choice of dining
experiences with 12 different world-class restaurants and bars to
choose from. These include Rhodes Mezzanine, which offers signature
modern British cuisine with French flair from Michelin starred
celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. The hotel also offers the equally esteemed
modern Indian restaurant Indego by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia.
In addition, Grosvenor House is home to Dubai’s only Buddha Bar, the
world famous bar and restaurant with outlets in Paris, London, and New
The number of rooms at Grosvenor House, Dubai will nearly double next
year when a second, identical tower opens. The second tower will add a
total of 323 rooms, suites, and apartment suites to the hotel’s