Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will operate a Westin and a Sheraton brand of hotels in Manila, Philippines, from mid-2016 and early 2017 respectively.
The Westin brand will re-enter the country’s market with The Westin Manila Bayshore, which is being developed as part of the Resorts World Bayshore complex in the Entertainment City in Parañaque.
The Sheraton Manila Hotel in the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex in Newport City, Pasay, will mark the debut of the brand in the country.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Southeast Asia regional vice president Chuck Abbott said that the group was thrilled to enter the booming market in the Philippines, and believed that there was sufficient demand for the Westin brand’s signature programmes and amenities.
Entertainment venues, retail establishments and gaming facilities of the mixed-use complexes are expected to add value to the two new hotels.
The two properties are being developed by Travellers International Hotel Group, a joint venture between Alliance Global Group and Genting Hong Kong, which recently signed an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to open the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Newport City in 2014.
Sheraton Manila Hotel, to be developed in the third phase of the mixed-use complex, will have 350 guestrooms and suites; facilities at the hotel will include three dining venues, 420m² of meeting space; the Sheraton Club and Club Lounge; and a full service Shine Spa for Sheraton.
The 600-room Westin Manila Bayshore’s facilities include the signature SuperFoodsRX menu, five food and beverage venues, WestinWorkout fitness facilities and swimming pool, Heavenly Spa and 2,300m² of convention space.
Starwood, which currently operates 230 hotels in Asia Pacific, plans to reach 400 in the region by 2016.