Aloft Dubai The PalmStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement with Mr. Rashid Al Abbar to open Aloft brand’s first resort hotel in the Middle East. Aloft Dubai, The Palm is scheduled to open in 2017 complete with beach access.

Aloft Dubai, The Palm will have 192 guest rooms, including 10 suites, with plush platform beds, large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss® amenities. The resort will offer guests access to a 500-metre stretch of beach, complete with sun beds and a gazebo for leisurely lounging. Designed with the needs of the savvy hyper-connected traveler in mind, the hotel will feature SPG Keyless—Starwood’s industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key—and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

The property will offer the brand’s signature W XYZSM Bar, a buzzy public space where guests can mix and mingle over good music; re:fuelSM by Aloft, the ‘grab and go’ eatery open 24 hours a day; an all-day dining outlet and a speciality restaurant. Guests who wish to maintain their workout routine while travelling can do so at re:chargeSM, the fully equipped fitness center, or enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor Splash pool. For events and conferences, Aloft Dubai, The Palm will offer over 100 square meters of creative space including four meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio-visual technology.