Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced plans to expand its portfolio in Canada to 70 hotels within the next 12 months.
Upcoming openings for the company in the region include the Four Points Regina, Four Points Surrey, Four Points Moncton and the Element Vancouver Metrotown.
The expansion comes after strong growth in 2013, which included the opening of the Four Points Edmonton International Airport, Four Points Kelowna Airport, Four Points Edmundston and Element Vaughan Southwest.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts global development president Simon Turner said: "We are continuing to see rising demand for development in both secondary and tertiary markets across Canada, fuelled by strong interest in our globally recognised and admired brands and the ability to tap into Starwood’s strong distribution network and loyalty programme."
Recently, Starwood opened its first Aloft hotel in western Canada, following the February opening of the Four Points Waterloo-Kitchener Hotel & Suites.
Currently, Starwood has 30 hotels across Canada under the Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton brands.
Furthermore, the brand is looking to grow to 35 operating hotels by the end of first quarter 2015.
With nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, and Element.