The Westin Phoenix Downtown to open Early 2011

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to open its first Westin hotel in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2011. The Westin Phoenix Downtown will offer a prime location just one block from the Phoenix Convention Center, the city’s largest convention and entertainment facility. The 242-room hotel will feature sophisticated oversized guest rooms, averaging 550 square feet, as well as a full suite of the Westin brand’s signature amenities and services. The Westin Phoenix Downtown will occupy nine floors of a sleek, new 26-story building known as Freeport McMoRan Center, a significant new landmark on the downtown Phoenix skyline. Located at 333 North Central Avenue, the mixed-use complex will also feature 2,100 square feet of ground floor retail, premium office space and indoor parking. Surrounded by a choice of restaurants, shops and nightlife, the new hotel will be across the street from a METRO light rail station, where guests can hop on a train to Sky Harbor International Airport. Also nearby are the US Airways Center, Chase Field and Copper Square, and the regional headquarters for JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. The Westin Phoenix Downtown will also be located adjacent to the Arizona State University Downtown campus, home to several of the university’s programs including the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

    “Westin continues to be a market leader in the upper-upscale segment fueled by the success of its distinctive wellness positioning,” said Paul Sacco, Senior Vice President of North America Development. “Looking ahead, we have identified tremendous opportunities to grow the Westin brand in key markets across the Unites States through new builds, conversions and adaptive re-use development projects like the new Westin Phoenix Downtown.”

    An ideal venue for weddings, social galas and business functions, The Westin Phoenix Downtown will feature nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, including pre-function space and the latest in meeting technology. The hotel will also feature a 24-hour WestinWORKOUT gym, enabling guests to maintain their exercise program and stay in the best possible shape, physically and mentally.

    Daniel Fountain / 29.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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