Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an agreement with Mase, a company managed by Brilliant Role Group, to open a new-build Sheraton hotel in Dohuk, in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in northern Iraq.
Scheduled to debut early next year, the Sheraton Dohuk Hotel will be the first of four new Starwood hotels to open in Iraq after 20 years, and will be the first internationally-branded hotel in the emerging city of Dohuk.
Situated in Dohuk on the border of Turkey, the 202-room Sheraton Dohuk Hotel will be located at the top of a hill with views overlooking the entire city and nearby mountains. The hotel will feature an all-day dining venue, a signature restaurant and four lounges. Sheraton Dohuk Hotel is set to become the choice gathering place for business travellers, offering meeting and event space, including three ballrooms for special events.
The hotel will have the brand's [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, Sheraton Club Lounge and Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance. All guestrooms will have the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, designed to meet AAA's Five Diamond Award criteria. Guests can also pamper themselves in Sheraton Shine Spa.
Sheraton Dohuk will mark Starwood's re-entry into Iraq, which will be followed by the opening of Sheraton Erbil Hotel, Aloft Erbil and Four Points by Sheraton Erbil in the capital of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in 2015.
Starwood currently operates nearly 50 hotels in the Middle East, with plans to open over 30 hotels in the next few years.