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Starwood Signs Mixed-Used Hotel and Residences Development in Philippines

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Starwood has expanded its portfolio of hotels in the Philippines with the signing of The Westin Manila Sonata Place and The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place, a new build property owned by Robinsons Land Corporation that marks the Westin brands first mixed-use development in Southeast Asia.

The Westin Manila Sonata Place and The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place is slated to open in 2019, joining two other Philippines-based hotels in the Starwood pipeline - The Westin Manila Bayshore and Sheraton Manila Hotel, scheduled to open in 2018 and 2017.

We are thrilled to sign our first mixed-use development under the Westin brand in Southeast Asia, said Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. With the continued economic growth of the Philippines, and Manila in particular, we are seeing increased demand for upper-upscale international accommodations and we are confident that the Westin brand will resonate with travelers and potential homeowners.

The 300-room Westin Manila Sonata Place is located on San Miguel Avenue, the main street of Ortigas Business District in downtown Manila, approximately 11 kilometers from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The hotel will offer guestrooms fully equipped with the brands signature amenities, such as the Westin Heavenly Bed, the Heavenly Bath experience, and an ergonomic work area for optimal productivity. The hotel will also offer three food and beverage venues, including the Lobby Lounge, a full service restaurant and a specialty restaurant.

Other features include the WestinWorkout Fitness Studio, a full-service spa, and a swimming pool.

In addition, the hotel will expand Manilas offerings for meetings and event planners with over 1,400 square meters of function space, including two ballrooms and six meeting rooms.

The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place will feature nearly 350 private residential apartments, ranging from one to three bedroom units.

Owners of The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place will be able to enjoy a separate pool, fitness center and lounge, as well as access to the public areas of the hotel - such as the lounge, spa, and dining venues.

Manila is currently enjoying an economic transformation, which has primed the destination for development, said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. This signing underscores the companys vigorous expansion plans in the vibrant island nation and we look forward to enhancing the hospitality landscape in this dynamic city.

Starwood, Westin, Manila, Philippines

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