starwood hotels & resorts (HOT) Key Developments
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Debuts in Samoa with Two New Hotel Signings
Dec 3 13
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. 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 the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort, respectively, by mid-2014 following extensive renovations. The signings mark Starwood's debut into the region, with Sheraton once again the first international hotel brand to enter the market. Owned by the Grey family, who also have an association with Starwood on the Le Meridien Resort in Tahiti, the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel and the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort, will undergo multi-million dollar renovations to bring them up to Sheraton brand standards.
W Hotels Worldwide Opens 45(th) Hotel
Dec 2 13
W Hotels Worldwide announced the opening of its 45(th) hotel and first ever-ski retreat, W Verbier, as it marks 15 years of industry innovation this month. On track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2017, W redefines the contemporary hotel experience with each new opening, offering cutting-edge design, Whatever/Whenever(R) service, buzzing bars and restaurants, and insider access to what's new and next for both its guests and locals alike.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Presents at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc's Lodging Conference 2013, Dec-04-2013
Nov 12 13
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Presents at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc's Lodging Conference 2013, Dec-04-2013 . Venue: Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199, United States.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Opens The Westin Singapore
Nov 12 13
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced the opening of The Westin Singapore, marking the brand's return to Southeast Asia's financial and lifestyle hub. As Singapore's first-ever integrated hotel located within an office building, The Westin Singapore occupies levels 32 to 46 of the brand new Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development in Marina Bay of Singapore's bustling financial district. Each of the hotel's 305 guestrooms and suites, including Executive Club rooms, Sea View Suites, Harbor View Suites and a Presidential Suite, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, soothing tones and signature amenities that are designed to create an intuitive feeling of home, with all the conveniences and comfort to maintain a healthy balance of work and pleasure.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Continues Expansion Across Africa with Three New Sheraton Hotels
Nov 11 13
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced it continues to strengthen its position as a leading global hotel operator in Africa with the signing of three new Sheraton hotels, marking the entrance of the company into Mauritania, Guinea and South Sudan by 2017. With these signings, Starwood is on track to increase its African portfolio by over 30% with more than 15 new hotels set to open over the next five years. This growth will add more than 5,000 guest rooms to the continent and create thousands of local employment opportunities. With the large footprint among Starwood's portfolio and one of the world's most recognized hotel brands, Sheraton is often the first international hotel brand to enter a market, paving the way for the introduction of other Starwood brands.