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(MENAFN Press) Dubai Creek Continues to Drive Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirate

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 AED10 billion per year, according to Rashid Bukhash, Director of the Architectural Heritage Department

Dubai Municipality is investing in a number of projects, including the expansion and refurbishment of existing attractions, aimed at supporting the UNESCO bid, as the Dubai Creek's popularity amongst residents and travellers alike continues to soar

In line with the Dubai Municipality's vision to reaffirm the Creek's position as a bustling trade, tourism and hospitality hub, the iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is set to reopen its doors on 9 April, following a USD50 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. We have had the pleasure of extending our warm hospitality on the trade waters of Dubai Creek for close to four decades, and we're proud to be able to help discerning guests rediscover Dubai's iconic gathering place," said Stephan Vanden Auweele, General Manager, who was appointed in 2013 to spearhead the extensive renovation of the landmark hotel, representing his fourth opening and Sheraton property in his career to date

The 268 fully refurbished and brand new rooms and suites provide a stylish, elaxing escape from the bustling city for both business and leisure travellers, in the perfect setting of style and technology, offering unparalleled 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. 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 creative and exciting menu with unrivalled views of the Creek and skyline

Diners can enjoy the theatre of cooking at the live-action Creekside Japanese Restaurant, or be whisked away to India by the award-winning Indian restaurant, Ashiana. Hatta, an international buffet restaurant overlooking the pool and Creek, offers a relaxed dining experience for breakfast and lunch

The very first English pub in Dubai, Chelsea Arms, continues to offer a truly British experience, while the Lobby Caf - the social hub of the neighbourhood - will offer a magnificent selection of cakes and pastries 24 hours a day

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers continues to offer extensive meeting and function rooms, with the elegant Dubai Ballroom capable of accommodating up to 500 guests, and 4 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 for guests seeking to wind up or down at any time.

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers will reopen from 9 April 2014, and bookings can be made via http://www.sheratondubaicreek.com


About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
About Sheraton Hotels & ResortsSheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a 6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of an 8 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Mridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element SM. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.Media Contact:Rola Abu HassanWallis Marketing ConsultantsTel: 971 4 390 1950Email: SDC@wallis-mc.comHotel Contact:Maziar Yazdanian, Marketing ManagerSheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers Tel: 971 4 207 1411Mob: 971 56 177 2254Email: maziar.yazdanian@sheraton.com



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