The industry is riding a growth curve-there's no doubt about it. Numerous news reports on various projects underway in Indian cities across the country are testimony to the sustained growth path we have embarked upon.
This year, Starwood Hotels and Resorts will focus on resorts with nearly three of its upcoming properties in this segment opening at Mahabaleshwar, Bekal and Goa under Le Meridien, Westin and W brands. The company is also looking to bring its hotel brand Element into India.
In China, Sands Cotai Central, the integrated resort at the absolute centre of Cotai Strip Resorts, celebrated the completion of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central's Earth Tower, whose 2,067 new rooms and suites bring the hotel's total room count to 3,896, making it the largest hotel both in Macao and in the global portfolio of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, on February 4 announced that its Westin brand expects to open its 200th hotel in 2013, driven by robust international demand and the phenomenal success of the brand’s distinct well-being positioning. In India, the Westin brand will add one hotel to its portfolio this year – The Westin Chennai Velachery.