Starwood to Debut Westin Brand in Qatar
A representative of Ghanem Al Thani Holdings added, "We are delighted with this agreement. The investment for this prodigious property far exceeds the normal five-star standards. We look forward to working with Starwood to introduce The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa as one of the leading hotels in the city."
The 365 beautifully appointed guest rooms, will include 92 executive rooms, five private bungalows and two presidential suites, all featuring the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed® as well as the latest in modern in-room technology. The Heavenly Bath® will create an invigorating spa-like experience, enhanced with the brand's Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and exclusive White Tea Aloe bath amenities. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa will also offer five dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant, a grill and Thai restaurant as well as a jazz cocktail and sports bar.
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa will also feature nearly 2,900 square meters of ultra-modern event space, including a ballroom and 10 meeting rooms and a fully-equipped business center, making it the perfect destination for large-scale meetings and festive occasions. Guests will be able to find total relaxation at The Heavenly Spa by Westin™, which will offer ten treatment rooms and an array of treatments dedicated to well-being, take a rejuvenating swim in one of the three pools or exercise at WestinWORKOUT® where state-of-the-art equipment for optimum cardio and weight training. Other signature Westin amenities will include the SuperFoodsRX™ menu designed to treat guests to exceptional food combinations rich in nutrients, antioxidants and flavor.
"We are excited to introduce our Westin brand to Qatar as we continue to grow its footprint in the Middle East and get closer to our 200th Westin Hotel milestone this year," said Bart Carnahan, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "With its distinctive wellness positioning, innovative products and brand-led programs, Westin has created unwavering guest loyalty and tremendous enthusiasm among owners and developers around the world."
Starwood currently operates three hotels in Doha, including the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, W Doha Hotel & Residences, and The St. Regis Doha. With nearly 50 hotels in its portfolio, Starwood is the leading luxury hotel operator in the region and the company plans to strengthen its long-established position with more than 30 new hotels due to open in the next five years. In 2015, the Middle East will become the second region, after North America, to operate all nine of Starwood's world-class brands. The Westin brand will also be introduced in Dubai, Makkah and Aqaba over the next few years.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoodsRX™ and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests' well-being in mind. Westin hotels,with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world nearly 1200 properties in 100 countries, and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,300 properties in some 100 countries and approximately 188,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®,Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®, along with an expanded partnership withDesign Hotels™. The company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitterand Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood.
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