Starwood Hotels and Resorts has reported an increase in its 2011 second quarter (Q2) net income to $131m, compared with $114m in the same period of 2010.
Net income for the first six months of 2011 stood at $159m against $144m for Q2 2010.
The company’s income from continuing operations for Q2 2011 was $150m compared with $79m in the same period last year, while its income from continuing operations for the first six months increased to $179m compared with $109m a year ago.
During the second quarter of 2011, Starwood completed the sale of two wholly owned hotels and one consolidated joint venture hotel for $281m.
The company has also signed 22 hotel management and franchise contracts representing 5,900 rooms and opened 13 hotels and resorts with 2,900 rooms.