Starwood Hotels & Resorts will partner Abu Dhabi-based Al Maabar International Investments to launch a $300m St Regis brand hotel in Amman, Jordan, by 2014.

The St Regis Amman property will include 270 rooms, 91 suites, four restaurants, a cafe, destination bar, pool and pool bar, fitness centre and a spa.

The hotel, which is designed by New York-based Perkins Eastman Architects, will also feature 2,800m² of meeting and event spaces and a business centre.

The hotel group operates Sheraton and Le Meridien hotels in the region and has three additional properties in the pipeline.

Starwood Hotels also plans to open four St Regis hotels in the next three years in Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.