Starwood has opened the Sheraton Aleppo Hotel in Syria, as the first international hotel brand in the city.With a total investment of US$40 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 centre in the Bab Al Faraj district, the hotel is the perfect point from which 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 attractions including the Aleppo Citadel, Omayyad Mosque, National Museum, Public Park and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. The hotel is also just 15 minutes (10 KM) from Aleppo International Airport.
Sheraton Aleppo welcomes travellers with 199 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites, fully furnished with Sheraton signature Sweet Sleeper Beds. The hotel also offers three restaurants including The Silk Road Mediterranean Restaurant, Leonardo’s Italian Restaurant and Ikebana, serving Asian cuisine, plus 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 shopping arcade.
Ideally positioned for business travellers, the hotel offers wireless connectivity in all its public areas, four flexible meeting rooms and two banquet halls, totalling 810 square metres, ideal for small to midsize meetings and events.
Aleppo is the second city of Syria, 350 km north of the capital Damascus, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in history, dating back to at least 1000 BC. Aleppo is famous for its historic eye-catching mosques, churches and tombs which are testament to the ancient history of the city. The city’s architecture is a homogeneous combination of modern and traditional styles. The most famous of Aleppo’s attractions is the Citadel, from where all of the city can be seen. The city has a particularly interesting collection of Islamic antiquities including the great Umayyad Mosque and city walls, incorporating defence towers and fortified gates.
Visitors to this region of Syria can also experience the Silk Road Festival held every year in September, a trip to the Middle East’s longest covered souk, a visit to one of the Levant region’s oldest Mosques and relaxing in a traditional Syrian Hammam (bath house).
With the opening of Sheraton Aleppo, Starwood’s portfolio in Syria expands to six properties, including the Sheraton Damascus Hotel & Towers (272 rooms), Le Meridien Damascus (325 rooms), Le Meridien Lattakia (272 rooms) and Sheraton Ma`Aret Sednaya Hotel & Resort (107 rooms).