Starwood Hotels announces that its three-property complex on the site of the former Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai will open gradually next year, months ahead of the original schedule. The complex which is developed by Habtoor will include the 966-key Westin Dubai, the 241-room St Regis Dubai and the 384-key W Hotel Dubai.
Originally, the 1 million square foot mixed-use development located within the $1.4bn Habtoor Palace complex on Sheikh Zayed Road was scheduled to open in 2017. The Habtoor Palace complex will include als include 1,100-seat theatre, a shopping arcade, tennis and sports academy, a multiple-themed restaurant as well as an entertainment centre.
The three property hotel, the Dubai St. Regis, W and Westin on Sheik Zayed Road, will mark the entry of the St Regis and W brands to the UAE.