DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, which is slated to open in 2018. Owned by Dubai master developer Nakheel, the hotel will be part of The Palm Tower, a 52-story mixed-use luxury development and the centerpiece of Dubai’s world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah island. This landmark signing marks the fifth St. Regis hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates.
“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Nakheel as we introduce the St. Regis brand and its exceptional bespoke hospitality to this landmark destination in Dubai,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “This signing underlines the strong demand for high-end hotel accommodation in the UAE and makes Dubai the first city in the world to boast three St. Regis hotels.”
Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Palm Jumeirah is a global destination offering the ultimate in luxury living and leisure.
Working with Starwood to open a St. Regis on The Palm reinforces what the island is all about: unrivalled, world-class facilities that set new standards for residents and tourists. The Palm Tower will be the jewel in the crown of this world-famous island and a new architectural wonder for Dubai. We are delighted that St Regis, another name synonymous with luxury, is to manage our flagship hotel, which is set to become one of the most sought-after establishments in the region.”
“We are pleased to work with Nakheel on this iconic development which will further cement Starwood’s leadership position in Dubai,” said Neil George, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Middle East and Africa. “The continued growth of the St. Regis brand in the UAE underpins our commitment to Starwood’s luxury portfolio in this dynamic market.”
St. Regis made its debut in the Middle East in 2011 with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and has rapidly grown its portfolio in the Middle East with The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and now, the newly opened St. Regis Dubai. In 2017, the brand will enter Jordan with The St. Regis Amman and will also open its first polo resort, The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.