New Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai Offers Launch Discounts

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts has a goal of growing their portfolio 75% in the Middle East by 2017. They’ve just opened the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, which is the first new-build for Sheraton in over 30 years. To kick off the launch, Sheraton is offering a few discounts for bookings made by May 31, 2015.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the new hotel is just 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and about 10 minutes away from the Metro station and Dubai Mall.

The hotel is 54 stories high, with 474 guest rooms (58 of which are suites). There are also 180 apartments that range from one to three bedrooms. The property has a rooftop swimming pool, three restaurants and a Sheraton Club on the 31st floor.

Although there aren’t a lot of guest room pictures up on on Starwood’s website yet, here’s an artist’s rendering of a King room –

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The 52nd floor houses Shine Spa which has an ice fountain, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, 9 treatment rooms and a relaxation area. Here’s an artist’s rendering of the Spa, from SPG’s website –

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Weekends in May are up to 30% off, using promotional code EAMESM.

I tried using sample dates of May 15-17, 2015 and the price came to 540 AED per night (about 145 USD). Note that this is a prepaid rate.

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Another option is their 200 AED daily dining credit (about 55 USD). Choosing the same sample dates of May 15-17 the price per night came to 775 AED, which is about 211 USD.

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Use promotional code DINEUR when booking.

A third promotion good on bookings and stays through May 31, 2015 is children’s rooms at 50% off and free kids meals.

Use promotional code FAMILYPK when booking.

Here’s a booking link. It’ll take you right to the page where you can select which promotional offer you want.

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There’s also a special for local GCC residents that want to try out the apartments.

Use promotional code GCCPRO when booking.

1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 3) starting at 1350 AED
2 bedroom apartment (sleeps 5) starting at 1890 AED
3 bedroom apartment (sleeps 7) starting at 2430 AED

Arabic breakfast served in the room is included in the promotion.

The apartments sound interesting, starting at 750 square feet. They are also part of the weekend getaway promotion with rates starting at 1020 AED.

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The Sheraton Grand Dubai has been launched as a category 5 property, requiring 12,000 to 16,000 Starpoints for a free night.

This looks like a great Starwood option in Dubai, and I look forward to trying it out in the future!

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