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Westin coming to Curacao

American hotel giant, Starwood, is forging plans to construct a 350-room luxury hotel on the Caribbean island of Curacao. The Westin Curacao Resort & Casino is expected to reach completion by 2008.Reports suggest that Starwood will operate the property, pumping an unspecified amount of debt into the US$100m construction. The local government will assist with a further US$25m, they will also be responsible for the allocation of a long-term ground lease.

The project will be developed on Jan Thiel Bay, on the southern tip of Curacao.