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by Lisa Grimaldi | April 21, 2010

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to open a second St. Regis hotel in Abu Dhabi. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, slated to open January 2013, will have 281 guest rooms, including 56 suites, approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting space and a health club. The waterfront property will be part of Nation Towers, a two-tower mixed-use development; the hotel will be in the top half of one of the towers. Construction is underway on Starwood's first St. Regis in the UAE's capital, the 380-room St Regis Hotel & Residences Saadiyat Island. That property, which will have approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting space, is scheduled to open in October 2011.