Westin Detroit Airport Lands December 15

The new Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport came in for a landing on Sunday, December 15th adjacent to the Edward H. McNamara/Northwest WorldGateway terminal at Detroit`s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
The 11-floor, 400-room property is the first luxury hotel to open in the metro Detroit market in 15 years. This $85.1 million hotel is owned by Wayne County and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., (NYSE:HOT) under its Westin brand. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the new Westin promises to be a welcome addition to Detroit`s hotel market for both corporate and leisure travelers.

“We are extremely proud to add The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Starwood`s highly-acclaimed portfolio of luxury hotels,” said Geoff Ballotti, Starwood`s executive vice president of North American hotel operations. “This hotel will expand Starwood`s presence in metro Detroit and provide travelers with the finest amenities at the airport - amenities and services our Westin guests expect and deserve. Together, the WorldGateway and Westin will make Detroit a premiere meeting location.”

Designed for the ultimate comfort and service for travelers, meetings and special events, the new Westin offers top of the line accommodations and amenities. The sleek and contemporary design mirrors the contours of the new terminal and features Asian-influenced decor with light-colored Anigre wood accents imported from Africa. The spacious eight-story atrium with a 5,000-square-foot serene reflecting pool and 50-foot-bamboo trees offers the perfect place for a quiet conversation or a tranquil interlude between meetings and flights.

The 370,000-square-foot hotel includes:

- 400 elegantly appointed guestrooms, including 10 luxury suites // Direct entrances to airport ticketing, curbside and Concourse A // Four glass-enclosed elevators rising from the atrium // Westin Executive Club floor with a private concierge lounge // 25,000 square feet of meeting facilities // 28 meeting rooms, all fully-equipped with high-speed Internet access and state-of-the-art sound systems // 7,600-square-foot ballroom accommodating up to 850 guests with a separate banquet kitchen // Business center