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Mon, 10 August 2015

Starwood Signs Golf Resort in Spain

Starwood has signed an agreement with the Phoenix Enterprises, owner of Inversiones Hoteleras La Quinta S.L.U., for The Westin La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort, a hotel conversion slated to open in March 2016.

The deal marks the return of the Westin flag to the spectacular Andalusian resort in Benahavis.

The Westin La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort will feature 172 guest rooms, including five suites and one Presidential Suite, which offer sweeping views of the sea, gardens, and golf course.

When the hotel opens, guests will be able to enjoy signature Westin services and amenities, such as the Heavenly Bed and reinvigorating Heavenly Bath experience. The hotel will also consist of extensive leisure facilities, including a WestinWorkout studio, an outdoor pool, and access to an expansive 1,500-sqm Heavenly Spa.

The resort will also feature more than 800 square meters of event space, including a ballroom, three meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center.

For younger travellers, a full calendar of complimentary events and activities will be available through the Westin Family program.

For golf lovers, The Westin La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort will encompass a 27-hole championship course of fairways designed by Manuel Piero. The challenging links, of which three are 9-hole greens, and their stunning scenery, promise a wide range of play for professional and amateur golfers alike. Players will also be able to enjoy world-class facilities and services, a driving range, putting green, and a club house with a bar and restaurant.

Our partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Westin brand will deliver a best-in-class product to our guests, as well as excellent facilities and dining options for leisure travellers to the region, said Orlando Chacra Orfali, President of Phoenix Enterprises, owner of Inversiones Hoteleras La Quinta S.L.U. We are proud to be part of this tremendous project which marks an exciting new chapter in our enthusiasm to grow our European hotel assets.

The resort, located in the heart of the regions renowned golf valley, is also within easy distance of stunning Mediterranean coastline, chic resorts and the famous "Golden Mile" of prestigious nightclubs, upmarket boutiques, and bars. Nearby attractions include the remains of a ninth-century Arab fortress, the glitzy Puerto Bans marina, and the historic Encarnation's Church.

The property is less than a 45-minute drive from Malaga International Airport, which is accessible from a toll highway that links Malaga with Marbella.

Starwood, Westin, Spain, Golf

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