Starwood Hotels & Resorts News

Aloft brand debuts in Saudi Arabia

Aloft brand debuts in Saudi Arabia

10th Sep 2016 Hotel News

Starwood’s Aloft brand is making its debut in Saudi Arabian market with the opening of Aloft Riyadh. Designed for today’s hyper-connected, tech-forward global traveller, Aloft continues to re-define the traditional hotel experience and strengthen its footprint in the Middle East, following the success of Aloft Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Chinese Ministry of Commerce delays Marriott-Starwood merger

Chinese Ministry of Commerce delays Marriott-Starwood merger

8th Aug 2016 Hotel News

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts have agreed to a request from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce to extend the time period allowed for the organisation to complete its review of the Marriott-Starwood merger transaction. This additional review period, known as phase three, could last up to 60 days.

Starwood to debut Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia

Starwood to debut Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia

30th Jul 2016 Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with Spotlight Group to debut its Aloft brand in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital. Slated to open in early 2019, the new build 176-room hotel will form the centrepiece of a state-of-the-art mixed-use development located at 402 Chapel Street in South Yarra, known as “402 Chapel,” designed by international architect Tim Kobe.

W Edinburgh set for 2021 opening in Scotland

W Edinburgh set for 2021 opening in Scotland

19th Jul 2016 Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced it will debut the W Hotels brand in Scotland with W Edinburgh. Opening in 2021 and set to reinvigorate the city’s traditional hospitality scene, the hotel will be part of TH Real Estate’s Edinburgh St James scheme, which is set to complete in 2020.

Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, reopens in Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, reopens in Algarve, Portugal

12th Jul 2016 Hotel News

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has seen the re-opening of Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve. Owned by United Investments Portugal, the celebrated cliff-top retreat recently emerged from an all-encompassing 18 month renovation which restored the award-winning Pine Cliffs Hotel, alongside the addition of the new contemporary Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites. Together with Pine Cliffs Residence, the complex sits at the heart of Portugal’s burgeoning luxury travel scene, further cementing the destination’s appeal to sophisticated, discerning travellers.

Tribute Portfolio makes debut in Canada

Tribute Portfolio makes debut in Canada

3rd Apr 2016 Hotel News

Tribute Portfolio is debuting in Canada with the signing of Hotel PUR Quebec. The property will undergo a full renovation of all 242 guestrooms and suites before joining the Tribute Portfolio system in early 2017.

Crunch time approaches for Marriott-Starwood deal

Crunch time approaches for Marriott-Starwood deal

2nd Apr 2016 Hotel News

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts is encouraging shareholders of both companies to vote in support of the proposed merger. If completed the deal will create the world’s largest hotel company, with 30 brands across all major customer segments, significant economies of scale and the most powerful loyalty program in hospitality.