Sheraton Dubai Creek to reopen in April
Dubai, February 23, 2014
The iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is set to reopen its doors on April 9, following a $50 million renovations and refurbishment project of its guestrooms, public spaces and restaurants.
“The Creek has long been known as the heart and soul of Dubai, and the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has been a part of this history for over 35 years,” said Stephan Vanden Auweele, general manager.
The Dubai Creek is continuing to drive the tourism and hospitality sectors in the Emirate, in the lead up to the iconic area’s bid to be registered as a Unesco World Heritage site in June of this year.
With century-old architectural structures and a number of bustling souks (markets) and other tourist attractions, Dubai Municipality is expecting the number of visitors to the area to double to four million following the Unesco registration, generating extra revenue of Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion) per year, according to Rashid Bukhash, director of the Architectural Heritage Department.
The Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers offers 268 fully refurbished and brand new rooms with views of the historic Dubai Creek or Dubai’s unique skyline.
With its unique location just inches from the Dubai Creek, the hotel is the perfect respite for travellers to immerse themselves in the charms of old Dubai, a statement said.
Located in the heart of Dubai’s heritage, it offers the chance to discover the authenticity of traditional Dubai markets, the old merchant market of Al Bastakiya, the Dubai Museum, or simply the Creek itself via the many dhow cruises available on the hotel’s doorstep.
The refurbished Vivaldi, heralded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Dubai since 2000, will now offer a new menu.
The hotel also features Japanese and Indian restaurants as well as an international buffet restaurant overlooking the pool and Creek.
The very first English pub in Dubai, Chelsea Arms, continues to offer a truly British experience, while the Lobby Café - the social hub of the neighbourhood will offer a selection of cakes and pastries 24 hours a day.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has a ballroom for up to 500 guests, and four state-of-the-art breakout rooms located in the Executive Conference Centre. A state of the art Technogym-equipped gymnasium is available 24 hours a day. – TradeArabia News Service