Category Archives: Westin

Starwood to open Westin Phoenix Downtown

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced plans to open its first Westin hotel in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2011.

The Westin Phoenix Downtown will offer a prime location just one block from the Phoenix Convention Center, the city’s largest convention and entertainment facility. The 242-room hotel will feature sophisticated oversized guest rooms, averaging 550 square feet, as well as a full suite of the Westin brand’s signature amenities and services.

The Westin Phoenix Downtown will occupy nine floors of the Freeport McMoRan Center, a significant new landmark on the downtown Phoenix skyline. Located at 333 North Central Avenue, the mixed-use complex will also feature 2,100 square feet of ground floor retail, premium office space and indoor parking. Surrounded by a choice of restaurants, shops and nightlife, the new hotel will be across the street from a METRO light rail station, where guests can hop on a train to Sky Harbor International Airport.

Green program cutting hotel staff hours and increasing work load

Some Vancouver hotel workers rallied on Thursday against their employers’ green program saying it’s cutting down their hours.

They protested in front of the Westin Bayshore Hotel downtown.

The “Make a Green Choice” program, which was implemented earlier this summer, offers hotel guests a $5-voucher toward food and drinks if they forgo housekeeping services for the day.

The workers also said that when guests don’t have their rooms cleaned daily, it takes them “two to three times longer to clean.”

Westin Debuts In Austin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announces the grand opening of The Westin Austin at The Domain — the first Westin hotel to open in Austin, Texas.  The Westin Austin at The Domain offers 340 guestrooms and suites and the full suite of the Westin brand’s signature amenities and services.

The newly constructed hotel has a prime location within The Domain, Austin’s prestigious, upscale lifestyle center, just steps from a variety of upscale shops, restaurants and entertainment. Less than 15 minutes from downtown Austin, The Westin Austin at The Domain is convenient to the live music venues on Sixth Street, the lounges of the Warehouse District and top-rated University of Texas sporting events. Also nearby are the Arboretum mall, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, a choice of premium golf courses and numerous corporations including Dell Computer, IBM and Apple.