Dubai hotel to undergo $10m renovation

An artist's impression of the new-look Sheraton Dubai Hotel & Towers.

The Sheraton Dubai Hotel and Towers, a landmark building in Dubai, will undergo multi-million-dollar renovations.

Nearly $10 million is being invested by Almulla Enterprises LLC, the owning company, in renovations which include a new exterior, front entrance and atrium lobby refurbishment, upgraded rooms and even more advanced conference and banqueting facilities, the hotel said.

This will bring the total invested by Almulla Enterprises LLC in the hotel over the past five years, to over $20 million. Previous renovations include the hotel's restaurants, rooms, suites and conference facilities.

General manager James Munro said a "complete renovation and relaunch" is taking place at the hotel, which is the only hotel presently located directly on the Dubai Creek.

To expedite the spectacular makeover, the hotel will close from May 1 and will re-open early October, according to Munro.

The property will return with a new name, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers, in keeping with its public image in the Gulf and around the world.

The renovations will make the hotel, already a well established property in the Middle East, "clearly a world-class facility", said Munro.

Many of the renovations are already underway, including new exterior cladding.

"The brief closure is to ensure the renovations are carried out in the swiftest possible time with absolutely no inconvenience to guests," said Munro.

"The magnificent refurbishment project will maintain and enhance our role as a leader in our field."