St. Regis to Open in Dubai in 2012
Because Dubai clearly doesn't have enough luxurious, lavish hotel rooms, Starwood has announced plans to build a 220-room St. Regis slated to open in Dubai in 2012.
This comes hot on the heels of the unveiling of the completely over-the-top plans for the Trump Tower Dubai, and frankly we're happy to hear of something non-Aloft-related coming out of the big S-wood.
Globe St. had the scoop:
The St. Regis Dubai will be part of the mixed-use Starhill Towers & Gallery, a 1.6-million-sf project in the city's burgeoning Business Bay area.
Included in the hotel are three restaurants, two bars, a fitness center, a swimming pool, shops and 4,500 sf of meeting space. An 80-room portion of the hotel will be dubbed St. Regis Residences, featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations.
This is definitely not Starwood's first foray into the Middle East -- they already have 15 hotels in operation over there, with more on the way (a W is reportedly opening in Dubai by 2010).
And considering the major supply of lodging for the filthy rich in Dubai, we can't help but wonder when they'll go ahead and throw us budget-conscious folks a bone and toss an Aloft into the mix over there.