Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Westin Hotels launch in Abu Dhabi

Luxury hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have today announced the launch of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa in the emirate. The hotel features 172 guest rooms, several restaurants amd lounges as well as being located along the fairways on the Abu Dhabi Golf Course.

The hotel is also in an excellent location to down town and five miles from the vast exhibition centre. The property has been opened in conjunction with the Tourism Development & Investment Company who develop cultural, residential and tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi.

Roeland Vos, the 'grand fromage' of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Europe, Africa and Middle East is clearly pleased at the development:  “We are excited to introduce the Westin brand in Abu Dhabi in association with the Tourism Development & Investment Company and with this opening, we hope to elevate the emirate’s position as a leading tourism destination in the region. We believe that the hotel will be a leading wellness retreat in Abu Dhabi’s emerging centre.”

Good luck with the venture!

Alec Baldwin kicked off plane for playing game on phone

Actor Alec Baldwin was ordered off a plane yesterday at Los Angeles Airport after having an argument with a flight attendant over a word game he was playing on his mobile phone. The actor was asked to get off the plane which was bound for New York for playing the game Words with Friends while the plane waited at the gate.

Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik said: "He loves 'Words with Friends' so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it." Hiltzik said that Baldwin left the plane and boarded another American Airlines flight to New York.

This was not the end of the matter as Baldwin took to his twitter page to mock American Airlines flight attendants by saying its - 'where Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants.'