Westin Abu Dhabi
Westin Abu Dhabi opened in 2012
US-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts expects to open its 200th hotel in 2013.
Westin will open 11 new hotels this year, the vast majority outside the US in China, India, Singapore and Panama.
"Westin is now experiencing the bulk of its growth in the world’s fastest-growing economies, where it has emerged as a developer darling right out of the gate," said Westin Hotels & Resorts global brand leader Brian Povinelli.
"With a history of industry firsts and a winning approach to well-being, Westin has inspired unwavering guest loyalty and generated tremendous enthusiasm among owners and developers across the globe."
Seven new Westin hotels will open in Asia Pacific in 2013, increasing the brand’s portfolio to nearly 50 hotels in the region by the year’s end.
New Westin hotel openings in China this year include The Westin Haikou, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square and The Westin Qingdao.
Westin will also make its return to Singapore with the opening of The Westin Singapore Marina Bay in late 2013. In India, The Westin brand will add one hotel to its portfolio this year – The Westin Chennai Velachery.
In the past 18 months, Westin has also grown its footprint in Latin America, by nearly 50%. This year’s opening of The Westin Panama will increase the Westin portfolio in Latin America to 11 hotels, spanning five countries including Panama, Mexico, Peru,
Costa Rica and Guatemala.
In North America, The Westin brand will add four new hotels to its portfolio this year, including The Westin Birmingham – a new-build property located within the city’s sleek, new mixed-use development.
Westin is also attracting a growing share of conversion opportunities in cities across the United States with The Westin Houston Downtown, The Westin Sacramento and The Westin San Jose all opening in 2013, following renovations.
Looking further ahead, the group has three Westin properties signed for the Middle East over the next four years.
The Westin Aqaba Harbour Resort & Spa is due to open in Jordan next year, while The Westin Muscat is slated to open in 2016, followed by The Westin Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road in 2017.
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