Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has had a busy 2012, with 71 new hotels opened and most new hotel deals signed since the pre-crisis years.
Around 18,500 rooms in 20 countries were expected to have been added by year end 2012, bringing the total number of new hotel rooms added since 2007, to over 100,000.
“Starwood’s nine highly sought-after brands, powerful systems, unmatched portfolio and established local operating teams around the globe set us apart from our competition and position us well for sustained balanced footprint growth in both mature and developing markets,” said Simon Turner, president of global development.
“Our agile and creative development approach allows us to adapt our growth strategies based on specific geographic markets or brand needs.
“Thus was a year of strong deal momentum for us throughout the world and we are encouraged by a continued high level of developer interest in working with Starwood.”
Starwood has 1,128 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.
In a time, when many are suffering, and the future continues to look bleak, Starwood is going strong. Happy New Year to you, Starwood!
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