Starwood to Open 80 New Hotels in 2012
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to open 25 new hotels in Europe over the coming four years and 80 new hotels globally this year.
Starwood will focus its efforts in Europe on what it calls “fast-growing markets,” which include Russia, Turkey, and the Ukraine.
In 2011, Starwood opened 112 new hotels and announced it had invested more than $100 million to renovate some of its properties including the Grand Hotel in Florence, which re-opened last year as a St. Regis hotel, the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, and Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice.
(Pictured: Grand Westin Frankfurt)