Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed Aloft Seoul Myeongdong, the second Aloft hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Owned by Shin Chang, the new-build hotel—slated to open in February 2017— will enliven the local hospitality landscape with its design-led initiatives, tech-forward amenities and buzzing social scene – all catering to the next generation of savvy global travelers.
Starwood has sold Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia to Sunshine Insurance Group for AUS$463.0 million. Starwood has completed over US $1.5 billion of hotel asset sales over the last three years. “We are pleased to advance our asset-light strategy with the sale of the iconic Sheraton on the Park hotel and look forward to working closely with SIG to ensure its continued success,” said Simon Turner, president of global development for Starwood.
Starwood’s Aloft brand will soon debut in Columbia, South Carolina. Aloft Columbia Downtown is scheduled to open in January 2016 in The Vista, the city’s recently revitalized epicenter.
Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has introduced a new app for iPad as well as an exciting new design to support iOS7. The SPG App for iPad joins the SPG App for iPhone, extending SPG’s digital suite of products and gives today’s connected traveler a visually rich, personalised experience on every step of their journey from imaginative destination exploration to the details of their trip before, during and after a visit.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of W Los Angeles – Westwood to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $125 million.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China.
Etihad Airways and Starwood Hotels have launched a new partnership offering members of their loyalty programmes - Etihad Guest and Starwood Preferred Guest an array of new benefits.
The Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel has opened its doors in the new district of Jiaozhou, near Qingdao city in Shandong province. The development marks the opening of the first Sheraton branded hotel, as well as the first hotel managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the region.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. welcomed its top 100 global executives to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the company’s annual leadership conference.
Element Harrison is slated to open in Summer 2014, just minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of the 275-room Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites to RockBridge Partners, a division of RockBridge. The property, which will be franchised, is located just north of Atlanta’s city center and will be managed by Wischermann Partners, Inc. The hotel will continue to be affiliated with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® program.