Westin Paris opens its doors

Starwood has announced the opening of its new Parisian landmark hotel, The Westin Paris.Managed by Starwood, the stylish 438-room hotel is located in the center of the French capital. One of the National Treasures of France’s Second Empire dating back to the mid-19th century, The Westin Paris is a luxurious, historic property that offers an enviable location, on the edge of the Tuileries Gardens, and only steps away from the famous Place de la Concorde and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.

In celebration of the hotel’s opening, The Westin Paris is currently offering special opening rates ranging from $298/per room/night valid now through February 28, 2006 and is subject to availability.

“The opening of The Westin Paris marks a monumental occasion in the brand’s 75-year-old history,” stated Sue Brush, senior vice president, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel will provide the brand with a strong presence in one of the world’s most beloved and beautiful cities, providing both the discerning leisure and business traveler with a world-class address.”

“This hotel is a dream come true for Westin, as central Paris has been a strategic target for the brand for many years,” said Roeland Vos, President of Starwood’s Europe, Africa and Middle East division. “We are honored to be appointed by GIC Real Estate, a premier global real estate owner, to be the operator of this historic landmark hotel and look forward to restoring this gem to its rightful position in the City of Light.”