Starwood Hotels is celebrating the launch of the Luxury Collection in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as Dubai’s iconic Grosvenor House joins the brand.
Located on the exclusive Dubai Marina, the custom designed property celebrates the essence of Dubai; seamlessly blending exquisite Arabian décor with contemporary sophistication throughout its 422 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, suites and apartment suites.
“The Luxury Collection is a portal to the world’s most enriching and desirable destinations, where nothing less than an exceptional level of service, perfect location and indigenous personal offerings will do,” explained Paul James, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.
“Celebrated for its exceptional location, luxury amenities and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, Grosvenor House adds another jewel to The Luxury Collection portfolio.”
Originally opened in 2005, Grosvenor House includes a state-of-the-art fitness facility and spa, business areas equipped with cutting-edge technology and unparalleled premium service with butlers on call 24 hours a day.
The property, however, is perhaps most famous for its exceptional choice of dining experiences - with 12 different world-class restaurants and bars to choose from.
These include Rhodes Mezzanine, which offers signature modern British cuisine with French flair from Michelin starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, Dubai’s only Buddha Bar and the esteemed modern Indian restaurant Indego by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia.
Guido De Wilde, Middle East regional director at Starwood Hotels, meets
Emirates executive vice president Mubarak Al Soori
“Dubai is an exciting destination that attracts a multitude of leisure and business travellers,” commented Grosvenor House general manager Pam Wilby.
“The addition of Grosvenor House to Starwood’s Luxury Collection portfolio emphasises our commitment to excellence and furthers affirms the hotel’s position among some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts.”
Grosvenor is also expected to build on this success, with the number of rooms at the property set to double next year when a second, identical tower opens.
Grosvenor House general manager Pam Wilby, with Guido De Wilde and Mubarak Al Soori
Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe’s most iconic hotels, today The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries across the globe.
Highlights include Hotel Danieli, Venice; Hotel Imperial, Vienna; Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens; Patios de Cafayate, Argentina; SLS at Beverly Hills and The Phoenician, Scottsdale.
Finally, Grosvenor House Dubai was recently recognised as the UAE’s Leading Business Hotel, scooping the prize at last year’s World Travel Awards.
The win follows a run of success for the property, which has also seen it selected as the UAE’s Leading Hotel and recognised as offering the World’s Leading Hotel Serviced Apartment in recent years.
Graham Cooke, president of World Travel Awards meets Mubarak Al Soori