W Hotels to Build Second Property in Dubai

Starwood's W Hotels brand announced on Thursday plans for a new hotel on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai scheduled to open in late 2009. W Dubai-The Palm is the brand's second property in Dubai and third in the Middle East following W Dubai-Festival City and W Doha in Qatar. The 400-room hotel will be located on the Crescent section of The Palm Jumeirah, a 12-square-mile stretch of land that's in the shape of a palm tree. The hotel will include multiple restaurant outlets, a destination bar and spa and easy access to shopping on The Golden Mile, an international shopping and residential destination. For more information, visit [www.whotels.com].

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