The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City has opened ahead of schedule on Sheikh Zayed Road. The new property is the largest Westin in Europe, Middle East and Africa with more than 1,000 rooms.
The hotel has a total of 1,004 rooms including 142 suites. The hotel’s lobby and interiors have been inspired by the region’s Hajar Mountains and feature stylised motifs of the Art Deco movement.
The hotel is in “soft-opening” and five of its six dining venues are open including: Cook Hall – a casual industrial-style American gastro pub; Il Capo Restaurant – serving hearty New York Italian dishes, the lobby lounge Daily Treats; Seasonal Tastes – serving global cuisine from its six live cooking stations, and Blinq – serving cocktails and snacks. Due to open later this year, Firefly is a poolside rooftop lounge and bar.
Also “opening soon” will be the hotel’s spa and gym. This will have 20 treatment rooms, which include separate male and female areas, a Hamman, steam room, sauna, hot tubs, whirlpools and specialty showers. The gym will have equipment from Technogym, a yoga studio and in total the property will have three rooftop swimming pools, including a splash pool for children at the Westin Family Kids Club.
The hotel has 15 meeting rooms and two additional outdoor spaces will open soon. The 1,450m2 Al Joud ballroom has a separate entrance, pre-function hall and can host events with up to 1,200 guests.
The Al Habtoor City development features two other Starwood hotels: The St. Regis Dubai, which opened last November, and the recently opened W Dubai – Al Habtoor City. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City is the third and final hotel to complete the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection.
“Together with Al Habtoor Group, we are excited to deliver Westin’s well-being promise to guests at Starwood’s largest hospitality project in the Middle East,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “This opening reaffirms Westin is on track to double its presence in the Middle East in the next three years.”