Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Sharjah, a business and leisure travel destination designated as an Arab Capital of Culture. The new Sheraton Sharjah will open beginning of 2013, and is part of the companys commitment to growth in the Middle East and focus on emerging markets. Located on Al Muntazah Beach in the north of the emirate, Sheraton Sharjah will offer 343 ocean front rooms including 48 suites. The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a seafood restaurant, a Persian speciality restaurant, and a pool/beach grill on a private beach. The hotels business facilities include a suite of six meeting rooms, and two ballrooms, one of which at 850 square metres will be the largest hotel ballroom in the emirate. The hotel will also feature Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft, a unique communications hub delivering the technology modern guests expect and require while on the road. Just 10 kilometres from Sharjah International Airport and 15 kilometres from Dubai International Airport, the resort will play a key role in increasing business travel in the emirate in addition to attracting regional and international tourists tempted by the beachfront location and a 950 square metre spa.
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