Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced, that they will be adding to their growing list of beautiful hotels, in Dubai. A new W Hotel will be built on The Palm Jumeirah, and is the 16th hotel in Dubai, owned and operated by Starwood.
The hotel, set to open in 2016, will bring a new level of luxury and style to the region and will add to it’s existing reputation; as a premium, quality hotel destination for tourists. As well, this new investment by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, will help Dubai become one of the most desired destinations for tourists; in the world.
While the financial crisis in Europe continues to cause a degree of uncertainty for most, some businesses and investors in the Middle East, are preparing for positive economic times ahead. Starwood Hotels and Resorts also owns another fifty hotels in the Middle East, and they have announced aggressive plans to open another thirty in the region, in the coming years.
Because of the reluctance of many traditional lending institutions to put capital at risk, there is an increasing need for investment lending from liquid private and/or public companies in the U.K.. This allows an opportunity for the entrepreneurial spirit to rise, and take advantage of the void in the marketplace.
No stranger to opportunity, a former member of the BBC Dragon’s Den- James Caan and his venture capital company, Hamilton Bradshaw, are looking for real estate opportunities; and are willing to support and invest into 12 start-ups. The total equity value of the investment, is close to £500 million.
There are countless real estate opportunities in the U.K. market, however many individuals and companies are unable to secure proper funding, due to the current difficult economic times. Mr. Caan. believes that this presents a valuable business investment opportunity, and he plans to take full advantage of it.
China is making billion dollars investments, into the Caribbean. In the past decade, China has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and loans, as well as other forms of economic assistance to the region.
In an area where the United States has previously been able to take advantage of the economic opportunities close to their doorstep, China seems to be moving into this market of the world.
“If China continues to invest the way it is doing in the Caribbean, the U.S. is almost making itself irrelevant to the region,” said a Boston University professor and author.
At the present time, Chinese investment continues to help build new stadiums, ports, roads and resorts etc. In fact, in late 2011, it was announced that China would lend $6.3 Billion, to Caribbean Governments.