STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Sheraton Aleppo Hotel in Syria, as the first international hotel brand in the city.
With a total investment of $50 million, the newly built 199-room Sheraton Aleppo is owned by Bab Al Faraj for Tourism and Hotels, and will be operated by Starwood under its flagship brand Sheraton.
Ideally located in Aleppo’s vibrant city center in Bab Al Faraj district, the hotel is the perfect point from where to explore the historical city of Aleppo. It is steps away from the Cultural Quarter, the business financial and entertainment districts and the city’s greater attractions including Aleppo Citadel, Omayyad Mosque, National Museum, Public Park and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. The hotel is also just 15 minutes (10km) from Aleppo International Airport.
It offers 199 guest rooms and suites and three restaurants including The Silk Road Mediterranean Restaurant, Leonardo's Italian Restaurant and Ikebana, serving Asian cuisine, two bars including an English style pub. It also boasts state of the art recreational facilities including swimming pool, health club, Turkish Bath and a large shopping arcade.
With the opening of Sheraton Aleppo, Starwood’s portfolio in Syria expands to six properties.
Starwood is set to re-launch the Four Points brand with the upcoming opening of two new Four Points hotels in Dubai. The Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, offering 406 guest rooms, will be housed in a multi-story glass and steel building with 43 floors, while The Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai (below), with 252 units, will be sited in the Golden Sands area of Dubai. Both are set to open in mid 2007. The hotels are owned by Golden Sands Hotels, a subsidiary of the Arenco Group, a Dubai-based company with diverse interests in real estate, including hotels.
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