DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the re-opening of the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers following an extensive $50 million renovation. Opened in 1978, the landmark hotel was the first Starwood hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The transformation includes all 268 guestrooms, facilities, public spaces, and the hotel’s Italian restaurant.
“With more than 35 years of operating in Dubai, the iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek reflects the Emirate’s heritage and growth,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “Through the long-standing support of our owner, the Al Mulla family, this investment in the renovation of the hotel enables us to continually meet the increased demand for high-caliber accommodation while providing an enhanced gathering place for global travelers and the local community.”
The fully refurbished rooms feature a contemporary design with a warm palette and are equipped with the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. 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, and free wireless Internet access.
The hotel offers an array of dining experiences, including Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, a renowned Italian restaurant that features a climate-controlled terrace for year-round al-fresco dining; traditional Indian cuisine at Ashiana; the live-action Creekside Japanese Restaurant; the English pub, Chelsea Arms; the Lobby Cafe; and Hatta, an international buffet restaurant.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers continues to offer extensive meeting and function rooms, with the Dubai Ballroom accommodating up to 500 guests, and four breakout rooms located in the Executive Conference Center.
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.