W Hotels wins management contract

Dubai-based property devloper, Al Sharq Investment, has awarded the operation contract for the US $180 million (AED661 million) W Dubai-The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah, to W Hotels.

Left to right: Guido de Wilder of Starwood and Steve Tight of Al Sharq Investment sign the deal
Left to right: Guido de Wilder of Starwood and Steve Tight of Al Sharq Investment sign the deal

Dubai-based property devloper, Al Sharq Investment, has awarded the operation contract for the US $180 million (AED661 million) W Dubai-The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah, to W Hotels.

"We are convinced that W Hotels will provide a unique and exciting luxury guest experience at the Palm that exceeds all expectations," said Steve Tight, chief executive officer, Al Sharq Investment.

W Hotels is owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

"W Dubai-The Palm is another significant step in W's global expansion and an important step for Starwood in offering our guests ever more unique experiences," said Roeland Vos, president of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East.

The hotel will have around 400 rooms, including suites and the W Living Room experience, multiple restaurants, a destination bar and spa and access to all of the Palm amenities.

They will also be treated to whatever/whenever service, the hotel's 24-hour concierge, which can provide whatever guests want any time of day.

"Al Sharq is committed to delivering high-end, quality driven, innovative leisure developments," added Tight.

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