by By Hunter R. Slaton | November 11, 2009

Starwood Hotels & Resorts' first Aloft hotel in the Middle East opened last Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The 408-room hotel is connected to the Abu Dhabi Nation Exhibition Centre, which has 180,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Aloft Abu Dhabi has two boardrooms, free Wi-Fi and a few small event spaces.