Starwood Hotels & Resorts Makes Its Debut in Azerbaijan

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces that it has signed an agreement with Silk Way Airlines LLC to open a Sheraton hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan this Fall. The opening of the Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel marks the entry of Starwood into the country and is part of the company’s strategic expansion plan to open more than 60 Sheraton hotels around the world in the next three years.According to Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East, the hotel marks an exciting milestone for Starwood’s continued growth throughout Eastern Europe. “Reaching out to new frontiers is a focus of our expansion strategy, so we are delighted to partner with Silk Way Airlines as we debut the first Starwood hotel in Azerbaijan,” Vos commented. “Baku is the main economic hub of the country and one of the most important tourist destinations in the region. Sheraton’s strong reputation will assist in further positioning Baku as a destination for the international traveller.”

    The Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel will be located directly in front of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the main airport in Baku. The hotel will have 207 guest rooms, including 14 suites, offering the only branded accommodation option in the vicinity of the airport. The hotel will also feature extensive dining, conference and leisure facilities as well as signature Sheraton amenities including the luxurious all-white SweetSleeper beds, a Sheraton Club Lounge and the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft communications hub where guests can socialise and also go online.

    Sheraton recently announced that it has invested more than $100 million into upgrading 120 Club Lounges around the world. The enhancement to Sheraton Club Lounges – one of the most popular Sheraton signature amenities – is the final chapter of the brand’s recent $6 billion revitalization effort.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.08.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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