Al Habtoory city hotels, comprised of St Regis, Westin and W will no longer be managed by Marriott as of July 31st. This loss follows the delisting of the St Regis Habtoor Polo Resort and Spa by the same owner a few days ago. Dubai has gone from having 2 St Regis (the most in the world along with Abu Dhabi) to none. It also will not have a W as of July 31st. However, a W and a St Regis are opening on the Palm soon (different owners from the delisted hotels).
The hotels had a combined total of close to 2000 keys (when you include Polo Resort) and represented nearly 33% of SPG’s inventory in the city (lower if you include Marriott hotels). A new operator has not been announced but one can’t imagine which company can fill a colossal number of rooms in an increasingly crowded market better than Marriott.