DUBAI-Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., based in Stamford, CT, has signed agreements to operate four more hotels in the Middle East, including three here and one in Erbil, Iraq. The deal with two separate development firms will include almost 2,000 new hotel rooms in the two cities.

Here, Starwood has signed with the Al Habtoor Group to open three hotels on a one-million-square-foot property on Sheikh Zayed Road. The properties will include a 241-key St. Regis Dubai, the 384-key W Dubai and the 1,179-key Westin Dubai, all opening in 2017.

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