Family says UK hotelier stabbed to death in Dubai

Police launch investigation after training manager found dead

McClymont was a training manager for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Dubai.
McClymont was a training manager for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Dubai.

Dubai police have launched an investigation following the death of a Scottish hotel worker, according to reports in the British press.

The body of Maria McClymont, who was a training manager for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, was found last Thursday, with her family saying they believed she was stabbed and robbed of jewellery.

Fifty-year-old McClymont had been living at the Golden Sands 2 development since December.

A statement from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said: "Dubai police are currently investigating the death of a training manager for Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and Four Points by Sheraton Downtown.

"We have been co-operating with the local authorities but as this is an open investigation we are unable to comment further at this time.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the concerned family and friends at this difficult time.
"The safety, security and well-being of our guests and associates is our paramount priority."

McClymont's sister, Sheena Aitken, told Scottish newspaper, the Daily Record, she contacted her sister's employer last week because Maria had failed to respond to text messages and calls.

It is understood her body was found by staff who went to McClymont's flat.

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