Starwood Hotels & Resorts is to double its
presence in Puerto Rico in the next year with the opening of the
island’s first W and St. Regis hotels and its second Sheraton.
Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center
Hotel – a full-service hotel and casino in San Juan – opens this November. Coming on
its heels are the W Retreat and Spa-Vieques Island and
The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach, both
scheduled to open in 2010.
“The temperate climate, strong
infrastructure, and proximity to gateway cities in the United
States, Mexico and South America make Puerto Rico an extremely
attractive growth market for Starwood and our proven development
partners,” said Paul Sacco, Senior Vice President of Development,
North America, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “As we
work to further our lead as the world’s largest upper-upscale and
luxury hotel company, and the leading innovator in the select
service segment, we see significant long-term opportunity in this
The three new Starwood properties will
join Starwood’s three existing properties in Puerto Rico, namely
Old San Juan, Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino
and Four Points by Sheraton Resort & Casino at Palmas Del Mar.
Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel opens next month adjacent to
the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan’s newest vibrant
commercial and residential district. The new 503-room hotel will
accommodate both business and leisure travelers and offer
exceptional meeting facilities, a full-service casino and
resort-like amenities, including a pool, spa and retail space.
Located on the
island of Vieques, approximately eight miles off the coast of
Puerto Rico, W Retreat and Spa-Vieques Island is scheduled to open
in the spring of 2010. The first W property in the Caribbean and
the brand’s second retreat property, W Retreat and Spa – Vieques
will offer views of the Caribbean Sea, stylish guest
rooms, world-class dining, a luxurious spa, flexible meeting and
banquet space and two private beaches.
Opening in the fall of
2010, The St. Regis Bahia Resort and Residences will offer
spectacular views of the sparkling sea to the north and the
mountainous El Yunque National Rainforest to the south. The $172
million resort will feature 139 guest rooms and suites
with ocean views, 25 Residences, St. Regis
Butler Service, a Remède Spa, oceanfront swimming
pools, 120-seat restaurant by renowned Chef Jean-Georges and a
recently opened 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent
Jones, Jr., marking the island’s foray into the five-star-luxury
market with its inauguration.
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