December 10, 2011 · 0 Comments
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates & WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–()–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. Owned by the Tourism Development & Investment Company – the leading developer of cultural, residential and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi – The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa marks the launch of the Westin brand in the emirate. The hotel features 172 premium guest rooms, several restaurants and lounges, a Heavenly Spa® by Westin and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa boasts a prime location along the fairways of the championship Abu Dhabi Golf Course, which underwent extensive upgrades in January 2011 and is managed by Troon Golf, the world-renowned luxury golf course management company. Additionally, the Westin is the only hotel in Abu Dhabi to offer sweeping views of the putting green from all guest rooms. Close to the heart of down town, the newly constructed hotel is just a ten-minute drive from the exhibition center and 20 minutes from the Corniche.
Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East comments: “We are excited to introduce the Westin brand in Abu Dhabi in association with the Tourism Development & Investment Company and with this opening, we hope to elevate the emirate’s position as a leading tourism destination in the region. We believe that the hotel will be a leading wellness retreat in Abu Dhabi’s emerging centre.”
“Westin is enjoying phenomenal international growth, fueled by the success of our distinctive positioning,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. “We are proud to open this new hotel in Abu Dhabi, where we offer a respite from the rigors of travel with the help of our signature brand amenities, designed to send travelers home feeling better than when they arrived.”
“This is a momentous year for TDIC as we are achieving a number of significant delivery milestones, of which the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is one,” said Ali Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Project Services at TDIC. “We are delighted to collaborate with Starwood, with whom we are working very closely to build this landmark destination, and we are looking forward to a successful launch.”
The sensory-rich environment at Westin offers sets a welcoming tone. Upon entering the lobby, guests will begin to breathe more easily as they are greeted with soothing elements like relaxed lighting, natural botanical beauty and stimulating music. The hotel décor features neutral tones, water features and a mix of stone and wood elements. The Westin Heavenly Spa consists of six treatment rooms and an outdoor relaxation area in a tranquil garden setting. Guests can experience a range of Heavenly packages and specially-developed treatments targeted at golfers such as the “Golfer’s Recovery.”