Starwood completes Bliss spa sale

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts has completed the sale of the Bliss spa and product company to Steiner Leisure Limited for US$100m. As part of the transaction, Bliss and Remède spas and amenities will remain exclusive to Starwood in the hotel category at W Hotels and St. Regis Hotels, respectively. Additionally, Starwood’s Aloft brand will continue to offer Bliss Tried+Blue amenities.

    Starwood, president and CEO, Frits van Paasschen said: “Not only does this sale further our strategy to focus exclusively on our global hospitality business and our nine distinct and compelling hotel brands, but our ongoing and exclusive relationship with Steiner Leisure means that we will continue to distinguish our spa offerings in our W and St. Regis hotels and provide amenities that are guest favourites.”

    In addition to Bliss spas in W Hotels and Remède spas in St. Regis hotels, Starwood has more than 300 spa properties in its hotels and resorts around the world.

    Starwood also develops and operates proprietary spa brands including Heavenly Spa by Westin, Explore Spa by Le Mèridien and Shine Spa for Sheraton.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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