Westin looks for 200 in 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc reports that its Westin brand expects to open its 200th hotel in 2013, driven by robust international demand and the success of the brand’s distinct well-being positioning. Westin will open 11 new hotels this year, the vast majority outside the United States in fast-growing markets that include China, India, Singapore and Panama. Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts, commented that: “Westin is now experiencing the bulk of its growth in the world’s fastest growing economies, where it has emerged as a developer darling right out of the gate. With a history of industry firsts and a winning approach to well-being, Westin has inspired unwavering guest loyalty and generated tremendous enthusiasm among owners and developers across the globe.” Go to for additional information.