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Starwood unveils new disobediently designed hotel brand

Starwood unveils new disobediently designed hotel brand Starwood Capital Group’s latest iconic brand, Treehouse Hotels, will debut in Q4 of 2019 with a 95-key luxury hotel in London… Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, original founder of W Hotels, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, has once again worked his magic to reinvent the hotel experience by launching Treehouse Hotels.…

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Half a billion people could be affected by major Marriott Starwood hack

The hotel chain, Marriott, faces backlash as half and billion people’s data is feared to have been compromised…  Hotel giant Marriott Starwood has been hit by what is said to be a vast hack that could affect up to half a billion people internationally, reports The Independent. In a statement today, the hotel brand said that there have been unauthorised access…

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Starwood Capital Group acquires West Hollywood property

Starwood Capital Group has announced that it has acquired, through a controlled affiliate, the newly constructed 286-key The Jeremy West Hollywood hotel property in West Hollywood. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the property will open in August as The Jeremy Hotel. Located on the corner of La Cienega and Sunset Boulevard, the hotel presents a very distinctive metal cladding…

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Marriott finally completes acquisition of Starwood

Marriott International has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, creating the world’s largest hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global footprint, and leadership in the luxury and select-service tiers as well as the convention and resort segment. Beginning today (Friday 23 September), Marriott will match member status…

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Starwood Capital announces launch of Principal brand

Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced last week that it will launch PRINCIPAL, a new urban lifestyle hotel group, on 1st November 2016, following a capital investment in the portfolio of approximately £150 million. Principal is a collection of city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings in exceptional locations across the United Kingdom. The distinctive heritage and…

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Opinion: Spanner in the works for Marriott-Starwood deal?

Is there about to be a spanner thrown into the works for the Marriott-Starwood merger? Recent reports – albeit very liberally-sourced ones – seemed to suggest that Marriott was feeling a sense of ‘remorse’ about the deal and was looking for a way out to back out. While the source cited is allegedly ‘close to the deal’, the veracity of…

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Starwood Hotels ramps up Nigeria portfolio with new Four Points in Benin City

Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria. Owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited, the sleek new Four Points hotel is built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort. Conveniently located in the heart of Benin City – the…

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Starwood Hotels to debut Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin

Thamrin Ekspress Indonesia has announced the opening of Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin. The opening marks the first Four Points property in Jakarta, and the sixth in Indonesia. The hotel is part of an approximate 159,000 square foot mixed used development that consists of offices located on the upper floors of the building and the hotel. Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin features…

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Starwood to debut first hotel in Armenia – The Alexander

Starwood Hotels is about to enter the Armenian market with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in the capital Yerevan. The unique hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2017, underscoring Starwood’s strategy to meet the growing demand for experiential luxury travel in emerging markets around the globe. The new-build property will feature 114 luxurious guest rooms,…

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5 facts to know about… Starwood-Marriott deal

Marriott International will acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a deal believed to be worth $12.2 billion, and when it was first announced consumers weren’t the only ones taken by surprise by the news. Analysts and investors expressed surprise at the acquisition. The move will form the largest hotel group in the world, and whatever your thoughts on it, here…

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Starwood unveils Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho hotel

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has announced the opening of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, marking Starwood’s first-ever luxury hotel in Japan’s capital city. Managed by Prince Hotels, the distinguished property is situated in the prestigious Kioicho neighbourhood, with interiors by Rockwell Group Europe, and the hotel is…

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Starwood to debut Four Points by Sheraton brand in Tanzania with two hotels

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Togo, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will introduce its booming Four Points by Sheraton brand in Tanzania with the signing of Four Points By Sheraton Arusha and Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam. Together both hotels will add more than 230 rooms and significantly expand the brand’s presence in East…

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Marriott acquisition of Starwood set to change travel buying forever

Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood is set to change the hotel industry significantly. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) latest white paper, launched this week, shows corporate travel buyers need to start thinking about the implications now and start planning how it will change their travel programmes. Scott Brennan, CWT EVP and Head of Global Supplier Management, said, “Consolidation in the hotel industry…

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Starwood expands Westin brand in Australia with Coolum resort

Starwood Hotels has announced its signing of a Westin resort and spa in Coolum, Australia. Located on Yaroomba beach and slated to open in 2021, the resort will be part of a proposed mixed use development featuring retail shops and boutiques, plus luxury apartments. Sean Hunt Vice President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Pacific said: “The Westin brand is enjoying…

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Starwood Hotels debut new Aloft Hotel in Seoul

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed Aloft Seoul Myeongdong – the second Aloft hotel to open in the South Korean capital. The new-build hotel is scheduled to open in February 2017. Aloft Seoul Myeongdong will feature 223 loft-inspired guestrooms with the brand’s signature offerings, such as an ultra-comfortable plush signature bed, custom amenities, as well as fast and free WiFi…

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Starwood Hotels debuts St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced this week the debut of the brand’s 38th hotel with the opening of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. The hotel combines both, modern-day glamour with old-world elegance, encompassing thoughtful design elements for convenience, privacy and security; offering an unrivalled dimension of luxury, sophistication and bespoke service. The…

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Starwood targets 100 hotels in Middle East by 2020

From the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that it is on track to grow its portfolio in the Middle East to 100 hotels by 2020. This follows five new deal signings that will add over 1,200 rooms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Starwood will also open five hotels in…

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Marriott-Starwood stockholders approve merger

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide have announced that at separate special stockholder meetings today the stockholders of both companies approved proposals relating to Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood, which will create the world’s largest hotel company. Holders of over 97 percent of Marriott shares present and voting at the meeting, representing over 79 percent of outstanding shares, voted…

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More twists and turns in Marriott-Starwood merger

A consortium led by Anbang Insurance has increased its all-cash offer to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts to $82.75 per share for $13.9 billion. The revised, non-binding offer is “reasonably likely to lead to a superior proposal” than one from Marriott, allowing the company to engage in discussions with the Beijing-based group, according to a statement from Starwood. This new…

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Starwood announces Aloft hotel for Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

Starwood has announced its plans to open a 192-room Aloft hotel on Dubai’s iconic man-made island – the Palm Jumeirah. Scheduled to open in 2017, Aloft Dubai, The Palm will be the brand’s first resort in the Middle East, complete with beach access, when it opens its doors as the first mid-market hotel brand on the island. Featuring an urban-influenced…

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Marriott International set to double its offering in Europe after Starwood acquisition

Marriott International in Europe announced on Tuesday that it will double in size once its parent company completes its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is complete. When Marriott’s 61,000 open rooms join with Starwood’s 40,500 open rooms and the combined pipeline of 21,500 rooms, the company will reach over 123,000 opened or signed rooms in Europe. Starwood’s luxury…

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Starwood bringing Sheraton brand to Cascais, Portugal

Starwood is bringing its Sheraton brand to the upmarket resort town of Cascais, Portugal with the signing of the Sheraton Cascais Resort. Owned and managed by United Investments Portugal (UIP), the property will join the Sheraton brand on February 24th, 2016 under a franchise agreement with Starwood. “We have successfully partnered with United Investments Portugal for over 24-years at Pine…

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Starwood joins forces with Brighton & Hove Albion for hotel project

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced it has entered into a franchise agreement with Brighton and Hove Albion to open a new Aloft hotel in the popular southern England coastal city. The 150-room Aloft Brighton, which is due to open in September 2017, will expand the brand’s growing footprint to four hotels in the UK, including two in London (Aloft…

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Starwood ends 2015 with record hotel signings and openings

tarwood Hotels & Resorts closed 2015 with 220 new signed hotel management and franchise agreements, a 26% increase on the previous year, marking the sixth consecutive year of increased signings and the most incremental signings in its history. (INFOGRAPHIC HERE) The company also opened a record of 105 hotels in 2015, representing more than 22,500 rooms in 30 countries, also…

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Starwood Hotels’ leading-edge Aloft brand launches in Durham, North Carolina

The ever-increasing number of Aloft hotels continued its steady rise with the recent news that the brand is moving into Durham, North Carolina.Owned by ATC East Development and managed by Davidson & Jones Hotel Corporation, Aloft Durham Downtown boasts a prime location within a new mixed-use complex in the recently revitalized American Tobacco Historic District. The newly constructed Aloft hotel…

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Starwood Hotels accelerates growth in Africa and Indian Ocean with seven new deals

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide used the recent Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to announce its expansion in Africa and the Indian Ocean region.Today, the company has a strong footprint with 34 operating hotels and a robust pipeline of 20 hotels under development. With the expansion of its luxury, upscale and mid-market brands, Starwood will grow its…

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Starwood makes debut in US state of Montana with Element Bozeman

Starwood Hotels has announced the debut of its eco-conscious brand Element in Montana – its first in the state – with the opening of Element Bozeman.Owned by a group of Bozeman investors, the newly constructed Element hotel offers a stylish and sustainable new option for travelers with 104 light-filled rooms and an atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces 10th hotel in Brazil

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement to develop a new-build Sheraton hotel in Brazil, owned by local real estate developer, Grupo Mendes.The Sheraton Santos Hotel, due to open in 2017, is part of a mixed used development that includes residences, offices and retail space. Featuring 213 guestrooms, the property will offer all of the Sheraton brand’s…

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Starwood to enter Republic of Georgia with Le Meridien Batumi

Scheduled to open in 2018, the new build Le Meridien Batumi in the Republic of Georgia will be the tallest structure in the city when it opens and will feature a unique eight-cabin carousel wheel on the 27th floor. Designed by the Hausart Project, the mixed-use development will also include a casino and unbranded residences, as well as the 110-room…

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Starwood Hotels introduces ‘Sheraton Grand’ premier tier

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has introduced Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognises exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts in enticing destinations, with distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. Starwood has revealed the first ten Sheraton Grand properties, which span from Bangalore to Beijing, Dubai to Edinburgh, Miyazaki to Seoul, Taipei to Bangkok, and Tokyo to Rio…

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Four new hotel deals in Dubai for Starwood

In partnership with real estate developer, Dubai Properties, Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced three Aloft and one Element branded hotels are expected to open in 2018, introducing 816 rooms in Dubai ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020.Naaman Atallah, CEO of Dubai Properties, said: “As Dubai prepares itself to host a memorable World Expo 2020, Dubai Properties is proud…

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First NYC property for Starwood’s ‘socially conscious’ brand opens near Central Park

1 Hotel Central Park, the first New York City location of Starwood Capital Group’s ‘1 Hotel’ brand opened earlier this month, one block south of Central Park.The 111,000-square-foot, 18-storey, 229-room hotel is part of Starwood’s socially conscious brand, 1 Hotels, and has been designed by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GKSA). In keeping with the brand’s high-design, low-impact approach,…

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Four New Hotels in Mexico for Starwood brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced an agreement with GH Pegasus to open Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and Aloft Poza Rica by the end of 2017, and an agreement with Hoteles Real Chihuahua to unveil the Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano Hotel, a strategic conversion, by November 2015.Aloft Continues Accelerated Growth Path, Strengthens Footprint in Mexico Aloft Tijuana, Aloft Coatzacoalcos and…

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Starwood Hotels adds four European properties to Luxury Collection® portfolio

Starwood Hotels announced last week its ongoing Luxury Collection® portfolio expansion in Europe with the addition of four new properties – Augustine in Prague, Caresse Resort & Spa in Bodrum, Falisia Resort & Spa in Portopiccolo and the Grand Hotel River Park in Bratislava.The announcement follows news of Starwood’s $300 million (£192 million) expansion in North America, which will take…

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Starwood Hotels strengthens lead in India with opening of Sheraton® Hyderabad

Last week saw the opening of Sheraton® Hyderabad Hotel, a newly renovated property by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, in one of India’s fastest-growing cultural and industrial hubs.The SAMHI-owned property marks the 44th Starwood hotel in India, the third Starwood hotel in the south-central Indian city of Hyderabad, and the third Sheraton in India. Boasting 272 modern and stylishly designed…

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Starwood Hotels Debuts Its Leading-Edge Aloft Brand in Buffalo, New York

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has announced the launch of its game-changing Aloft brand in Buffalo, New York. The opening of Aloft Buffalo Airport also marks Starwood’s début in Buffalo and increases the company’s portfolio to six hotels in the greater Niagara region. Owned by Manga Hotels, the Aloft features 153 spacious, loft-like rooms, cutting-edge design and an energetic,…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut in South Australia with the Signing of Aloft Adelaide

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to début in South Australia with the signing of Aloft Adelaide in the state capital. Owned by local developer, Sturt Land Pty Ltd, a joint venture between local construction group Tagara and Melbourne-based developer Colvid, the signing of Aloft Adelaide marks the Aloft brand’s, a vision of W Hotels, third property…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts brings the iconic St. Regis brand to the Maldives

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of an agreement with Residency Resorts Malé Private Limited, part of the Chennai-based leading property developer, Appaswamy Group, to debut the renowned St. Regis brand in the Maldives. Set to open in 2016, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives will bring the brand’s hallmark luxury services to one of the…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Middle East Portfolio in the Next Five Years

From the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced it will double its portfolio in the Middle East, aggressively expanding its luxury, upper upscale and mid-market brands with plans to open 50 hotels by 2019. Reaffirming its growth commitment to the region, the company has signed five new projects under its Aloft…

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Starwood Hotels Expands Presence in the Philippines

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of The Westin Manila Sonata Place and The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place, a new build property owned by Robinsons Land Corporation.The Westin Manila Sonata Place and The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place is slated to open in 2019, joining two other Philippines-based hotels in the…

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Starwood Hotels Introduces Tribute Portfolio™

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™, the company’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels. Promising owners, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) members and guests the ability to “Stay Independent,” the Tribute Portfolio brand will be comprised of outstanding independent hotels and resorts. With a firm focus on four star, upper upscale hotels, Tribute Portfolio…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Introduces the Luxury Collection Brand to Key West

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the debut of Sunset Key Cottages as a Luxury Collection resort on an island off the coast of Florida’s cool and eclectic Key West. Introducing unparalleled luxury and personalized service to one of the country’s most coveted destinations, Sunset Key Cottages joins The Luxury Collection’s portfolio of 15 diverse hotels in North America,…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Germany’s Capital with Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it is expanding its footprint in Germany with the signing of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade. The franchise agreement with Esplanade Operation GmbH, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts’ European joint venture, marks the conversion of the existing Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel. The hotel continues to…

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Starwood Hotels Makes Landmark Debut in Tajikistan

Powering ahead in dynamic markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced it has entered Tajikistan with the opening of Sheraton Dushanbe Hotel. Owned by CJSC CHL International, a subsidiary of CHL Limited, Sheraton Dushanbe Hotel boasts a central location within Tajikistan’s capital city and features 148 rooms, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, three restaurants and all of the Sheraton…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Stylish Aloft Brand Opens in Liverpool

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has recently announced the opening of Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft hotel in the UK. Set in the 110-year old Royal Insurance Building, Aloft Liverpool is an adaptive reuse project that is breathing new life into this historic building. Delivering urban-influenced design and an energetic guest experience at an affordable price point, Aloft Liverpool…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut First Luxury Collection Hotel in Japan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto. Owned by Mori Trust Co., Ltd., the hotel marks the first Luxury Collection property in Japan. “We are thrilled to welcome Suiran to The Luxury Collection portfolio – an ensemble of more than 90 of the world’s most extraordinary hotels and resorts,” said…

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Starwood Hotels’ Tech-Forward Aloft Brand Launches in Downtown Denver

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has recently announced the début of its innovative Aloft brand in the heart of downtown Denver. Located at the corner of 15th Street and Stout Street, Aloft Denver Downtown features 140 spacious, loft-like rooms, cutting-edge technology and a lively social atmosphere. Owned by JBK Hotels and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aloft Denver…

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FibraHotel Acquires the Sheraton Ambassador Hotel in Monterrey, Mexico from Starwood Hotels & Resort

FibraHotel (BMV:FIHO 12), the first real estate investment trust specialized in urban business-class hotels in Mexico, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has announced the sale of the Sheraton® Ambassador Monterrey hotel to FibraHotel, adding 229 rooms to FibraHotel’s portfolio. The transaction will represent a total investment of US$13.5 million by FibraHotel, including a comprehensive property renovation over the…

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Starwood Hotels Continues Asset-Light Strategy with Sale of Sheraton on the Park Sydney, Australia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced it has sold Sheraton® on the Park in Sydney, Australia to Sunshine Insurance Group Corporation (SIG) for AUS$463.0 million [US$399.0 million]. Starwood will continue to operate the hotel as a Sheraton under a long-term management contract. “We are pleased to advance our asset-light strategy with the sale of the iconic Sheraton on the…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Nigeria

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, a new build hotel scheduled to debut in 2015. Owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government, Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene marks Starwood’s 10th hotel in Nigeria and second hotel in the state of Akwa Ibom, after Le Meridien Ibom Hotel &…

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Starwood Hotels’ Eco-Wise Element Brand to Expand Florida Portfolio

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its trailblazing Element brand plans to open a third hotel in Florida, less than a mile from Universal Studios Orlando. Element Orlando is slated to debut in July 2016, following next year’s opening of both Element Orlando North and Element Miami Doral. Owned by Barakat Orlando Resort, LLC, developed by GCD…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to debut the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that it will debut the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan’s lively capital city with the opening of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana. The project is scheduled to open in 2017, underscoring Starwood’s strategy to open the best hotels in emerging markets.The St. Regis Astana will encompass…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Launch Four Points by Sheraton Brand in Turkey

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu, a franchise agreement with Ever Group. The new-build hotel, scheduled to open at the end of 2014, will mark the entry of the Four Points by Sheraton brand into Turkey and will be the first Starwood hotel to open on the Asian…

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Element Frankfurt Airport, Starwood’s First Element Outside of North America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the debut of its trailblazing Element brand in Europe with the opening of Element Frankfurt Airport. This marks the first Element hotel outside of North America. Offering bright, modern design and green-minded sensibilities, the hotel is located in Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt’s new business district adjacent to Frankfurt International Airport, Europe’s third-busiest…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Eco-Wise Element Brand Debuts in Harrison, NJ

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of Element Harrison – Newark, the brand’s second hotel in New Jersey. Featuring 138 stylish, sustainable rooms and a light-filled atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move, the new Element will quickly emerge as the social hub of Harrison’s burgeoning urban lifestyle scene where business…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Eco-Wise Element Brand in Aspen Valley

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to introduce its trailblazing Element brand to Basalt, Colorado. Set to open in August 2015, Element Basalt Aspen Valley is ideally situated near two of the nation’s most prestigious ski and mountain towns: Aspen and Snowmass Village. Owned by a joint venture between Silverwest Hotel Partners and Mariner Real Estate Management,…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Launch Dual-Branded Aloft and Element Hotel Development in Ohio

Accelerating growth in markets worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans for a dual-branded hotel development in Columbus, Ohio, featuring its popular Aloft and Element brands. Owned by Indus Hotels, the 136-room Aloft Columbus and 123-room Element Columbus will be ideally located adjacent to The Ohio State University, just minutes from downtown Columbus. Marking the debut of…

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Starwood Hotels to Expand Portfolio in the Greater Houston Region with a New Westin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and The Howard Hughes Corporation® have recently announced that the renowned Westin brand will soon open its fifth hotel in greater Houston. The Westin, The Woodlands will debut at the end of 2015 within The Woodlands, one of the country’s premier master planned communities and a leading business center located 27 miles north of…

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Starwood To Open Four New Luxury Hotels in China by End of 2014

On the heels of the International Luxury Travel Market in Shanghai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced on June 19th that its luxury portfolio, comprised of the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels brands, will open four new hotels in China by the end of 2014, including The St. Regis Chengdu; The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection…

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Starwood Hotels’ Stylish Aloft Brand Arrives in Western Canada

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has recently announced the opening of Aloft Calgary University, the first of its cutting-edge Aloft brand hotels in western Canada. Owned by University Hotels Ltd., the hotel underwent a multi-million dollar transformation prior to conversion. Aloft Calgary University features an urban design aesthetic with 143 stylish guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of meeting space…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut New Luxury Hotel in Milan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced that the internationally-renowned Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan will join The Luxury Collection® portfolio. Owned by Katara Hospitality, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan will open this November following an extensive renovation. The opening will mark The Luxury Collection’s seventh hotel in Italy, as the brand remains on track…

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Starwood Accelerates Expansion across Canada with Plans to Reach 70 Hotels and Resorts in 12 Months

From the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference in Toronto, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it will expand its Canadian portfolio to 70 hotels within the next 12 months. The Aloft Calgary University, Starwood’s first Aloft hotel in Western Canada, opened last month, following the February opening of Four Points Waterloo-Kitchener Hotel & Suites. The momentum continues with…

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Starwood Hotels Anticipates Another Strong Year of Openings in North America

From the 2014 American Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced that it expects another year of robust growth in North America with approximately 30 new hotels slated to open by year’s end, driven by the rapid proliferation of its Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft brands and a surge in conversions…

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Starwood Hotels’ Global Growth Continues Unabated

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced it opened 74 new hotels in 2013, representing approximately 16,200 rooms in 22 countries, strengthening its global lead and expanding its footprint particularly in developing markets. The company signed 152 new hotel agreements in 2013, marking the fourth consecutive year of increased signings and the highest number of new hotel deals…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Expansion in Croatia with the Signing of New Sheraton Dubrovnik

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Hoteli Dubrovacka Rivijera d.d. to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubrovnik, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015, Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel will mark Starwood’s entry into Dubrovnik and the company’s…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Samoa with Two New Hotel Signings

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has recently announced that it has signed definitive management agreements to operate the Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows and Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa on the island of Upolu Samoa. The hotels will join the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group immediately, and will relaunch as the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and…

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Starwood Hotels’ Sizzling Aloft Brand Arrives in Panama

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® has recently announced that its rapidly expanding Aloft brand has arrived in Panama, one of the most important travel markets in the Americas. Aloft Panama is the fourth Aloft hotel to open in Latin America, since the brand made its debut less than two years ago. It is owned and operated by Nuevos Hoteles…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Expansion in Russia and CIS

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the signing of Aloft Kiev, which will mark the entrance of Aloft Hotels into Ukraine when it opens in 2015. Created to shake up the staid and traditional mid-market hotel sector, Aloft is redefining the category with its different by design approach to style and a vibrant social guest experience, at…

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Starwood Hotels to Launch Dual-Hotel Development in Charlotte, North Carolina

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced plans to open both a Sheraton and Le Méridien hotel in Charlotte’s bustling uptown business district as part of a $20 million conversion and renovation project. Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and Le Méridien Charlotte will each occupy one tower of a massive hotel complex, currently operated as The Blake Hotel. Owned by…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Strengthen Lead in Mexico and Expand Footprint by 30 Percent

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced plans to expand its hotel portfolio in Mexico by 30 percent, emphasizing the important role the country plays in Starwood’s Americas growth strategy and its prominence in the global travel market. Starwood continues to lengthen its lead as the largest operator in the upper-upscale hotel segment in Mexico with eight new…

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Starwood to Open First Element Hotel in Asia Pacific

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently signed an agreement with Suzhou Science and Technology Town Kexin Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd. to open a new-build Element® hotel in Suzhou Science and Technology Town (SSTT), an eco-city adjacent to the commercial and administrative center of the city’s high tech industrial development zone. Slated for completion in mid-2015, the hotel,…

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Starwood Expands in Argentina with the Inauguration of Sheraton in Northwest City of Tucuman

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the opening of the highly anticipated Sheraton Tucuman Hotel in Argentina. The spectacular new property offers a vibrant, open atmosphere and all of Sheraton brand’s signature amenities and services, including Sheraton Club Lounge, Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft®, and Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core® Performance. It also features extensive state-of-the-art meeting facilities, making it…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues to Expand Its Lead in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has said the company will open 20 new hotels in China in 2013. Having doubled its footprint here in the last three years, Starwood has 120 hotels open and more than 100 in the pipeline, making China the company’s second largest hotel market behind only the United States, and its fastest growing. Starwood President…

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Starwood Hotels & Resort’s Sizzling Aloft Brand Debuts in Cancun

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® and Promotora TIIM has announced that Starwood’s Aloft® brand made its debut in Cancun, Mexico. Aloft Cancun is ideally located in the Hotel Zone, adjacent to Cancun Center, the city’s convention and exhibition center, and walking distance from dining, shopping and nightlife. Aloft Cancun features the atmospheric public spaces that have made Aloft a…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Increase Hotel Footprint in Latin America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it will increase its operating hotel footprint in Latin America by 50 percent during the next five years, opening an average of seven new hotels per year in the region. Emphasizing Latin American’s growth potential as one of the world’s fastest growing hotel and travel markets, Starwood’s CEO Frits van Paasschen and…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut In Liverpool With The New Aloft Liverpool

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and its destination sensation brand, Aloft Hotels, announces the signing of Aloft Liverpool. Created to shake up the staid and traditional mid-market hotel sector, Aloft is redefining the category by delivering urban-influenced, modern and vibrant design and a social guest experience at an affordable price point. Located on the famous North John Street in…

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Starwood Hotels and White Lodging To Expand Westin Brand in Austin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and White Lodging Services Corporation have announced plans to open a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas. The Westin Austin Downtown is scheduled to break ground in 2013 and open in Spring 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The 17-story, 326-room Westin hotel will be a joint…

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Starwood Expands Presence in Brazil with Upcoming Sheraton da Bahia Hotel in Salvador

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has partnered with GJP Hotéis & Resorts to expand the presence of its global powerhouse brand Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in Brazil. Sheraton da Bahia Hotel will be located in Salvador, one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. The 284-room historic Hotel da Bahia is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Enter the Philippines

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced plans to introduce its two largest brands – Westin and Sheraton – to two new multi-billion dollar integrated entertainment complexes in Manila, the bustling capital of the Philippines. Starwood will manage The Westin Manila Bayshore, scheduled to open in mid-2016 as part of the Resorts World Bayshore in the Entertainment City development in…

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Starwood Hotels Debuts Westin Brand in Southwest Florida

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., has recently announced the opening of The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Boasting a prime location within the prestigious waterfront community of Tarpon Point, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is Starwood’s first full-service property in southwest Florida. The resort, which was previously known as The Resort at MarinaVillage, features…

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Starwood Hotels Debuts Its Four Points by Sheraton Brand in the Dominican Republic

Powering ahead in key international markets, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced it has returned to the Dominican Republic with the landmark debut of its Four Points by Sheraton brand in Punta Cana. Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village opens in a prime location, just steps from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). It is the first of…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Open First Element Hotel in Europe

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement with Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG to open a new-build Element hotel at Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt`s new city district near the airport. Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand. The hotel will be located in a newly developed…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Debuts Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the opening of the Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in Fuzhou’s newly built, modern business district in China’s Fujian province. The hotel is owned by the Zhonggeng Group, and the introduction of the Sheraton brand to this vibrant, bustling port city represents Starwood’s vigorous expansion plan in China, extending its footprint to gateway…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens First Dual-Branded Ski Resort Complex in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the opening of its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China. Owned by Dalian Wanda Group, Sheraton Changbaishan Resort and The Westin Changbaishan Resort are adjacent to the slopes of the Changbai Mountains, one of China’s leading ski areas and famed resort destinations. The highly anticipated opening marks Starwood’s first…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Debuts Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its global powerhouse Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has debuted in Madrid with the opening of the Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa. Owned by Comercial Mirasierra Group, the hotel is part of Starwood’s strategic multi-billion expansion plan to open more than 60 Sheraton hotels around the world in the next three…

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Starwood Debuts Le Meridien in Algeria with the New Le Meridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the debut of the first Le Meridien hotel in Algeria with the opening of Le Meridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre. Owned by Sonatrach, the hotel is part of a mixed-use development, which includes an adjacent conference and exhibition centre, an esplanade and an oceanfront promenade. Located on Algeria’s north-western Mediterranean…

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Starwood Hotels to Open Its First Dual-Branded Ski Resort Complex in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced it will open its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China later this year. The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan Resort will open in August 2012, adjacent to the slopes of Changbai Mountains, one of Chinas leading ski areas. The highly anticipated resort complex will lengthen Starwoods lead as the…

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Tops 100th Hotel Milestone in China

With recent hotel openings in Ningbo, Sanya, Yangzhou and Xian, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced it has surpassed the opening of its 100th operating hotel in China with plans to open 15 additional hotels by the end of this year. With eight hotels already opened in the first quarter of 2012, Starwood will open a total…

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