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Mohammed bin Rashid receives Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's delegation.

Summary: DUBAI -- His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at his Zabeel Palace, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's delegation headed by Frits Van Psschen, President & Chief Executive Officer of the company.

DUBAI -- His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at his Zabeel Palace, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's delegation headed by Frits Van Psschen, President & Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's delegation

DUBAI -- His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received at his Zabeel Palace, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's delegation headed by Frits Van Psschen, President & Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Also present was Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

The meeting reviewed the company's activities and its operations in Dubai, the region and the world as Frits Psschen confirmed that Dubai will become the first city in the world in terms of number of hotels operated by Starwood by 2015 after the completion of construction and equipment of six new hotels in the emirate.

Shaikh Mohammed emphasised that the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular is one of the favourite tourist destinations regionally and globally and is seeking to top the countries in the field of family tourism.

In this context, he noted that many attractive tourism plans and projects are being implemented in line with international specifications and standards to meet the needs of family tourism.

His Highness also welcomed the President of Starwood and the accompanying delegation, highlighting the positive role played by the company in the management of the 14 hotels that it operated in Dubai and expressing his confidence that Dubai will be very soon "number 1" in term of the number of hotels.

On the other hand, Frits Van Psschen expressed his thanks and appreciation to Shaikh Mohammed for the assistances provided to the company, pointing out that its success achieved is a result of the laws and constructive cooperation of all concerned parties in Dubai.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group in addition to a number of senior officials.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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Date:Mar 14, 2013
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