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Starwood President and CEO Frits Van Paasschen and more than 200 global Starwood GMs and executives are getting out of the boardroom and into the growth area of the Middle East… literally. For the month of March, Starwood’s headquarters will be temporarily relocated to Dubai where daily operations will commence nearly 7,000 miles and a nine hour flight away from what is typically home, just outside of NYC. Join Starwood here, as our senior team chronicles the journey “Beyond the Boardroom" – bringing their global vantage directly to you.

“We are on the cusp of a new golden age of travel, and Dubai is at the epicenter of this change." – Frits Van Paasschen, President and CEO, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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The trusty Trek is packed and ready for checked baggage.

The trusty Trek is packed and ready for checked baggage.

Posted on Thursday, April 11th 2013

Over the weekend Frits took one more ride in Dubai. He was joined by Guido, Nemo and Stephen for a 100 km ride through a sandstorm.

Over the weekend Frits took one more ride in Dubai. He was joined by Guido, Nemo and Stephen for a 100 km ride through a sandstorm.

Posted on Thursday, April 11th 2013

Frits tried on the traditional wardrobe of Kazakhstan consisting of headgear called aiyr kalpak and a robe called a shapan.

Frits tried on the traditional wardrobe of Kazakhstan consisting of headgear called aiyr kalpak and a robe called a shapan.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th 2013

While in Saudi Arabia, Frits was fitted for a thwab - otherwise known as a thobe, dishdasha or kandura, an ankle length garment usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe. It is commonly worn in Gulf Arab counties.

While in Saudi Arabia, Frits was fitted for a thwab - otherwise known as a thobe, dishdasha or kandura, an ankle length garment usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe. It is commonly worn in Gulf Arab counties.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th 2013

Spectacular hats aren’t just for the Kentucky Derby and Royal Weddings. Here an associate shows off the fascinator she wore to the Dubai World Cup, the region’s well-known thoroughbred horse race.

Spectacular hats aren’t just for the Kentucky Derby and Royal Weddings. Here an associate shows off the fascinator she wore to the Dubai World Cup, the region’s well-known thoroughbred horse race.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th 2013