News for the Hospitality Executive
VJ Management Opens 119-room Four Points by Sheraton
in Saskatchewan, Canada
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--July 23, 2010--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada. Owned and managed by VJ Management, the newly constructed 119-room hotel will delight business and leisure travelers alike with terrific service, comfortable and stylish guest rooms and everything guests need to travel the way they like for a great price.
Over the past five years, Starwood and its partners have invested more than $1 billion into renovations, conversions and new build properties at Four Points to make the brand’s portfolio of hotels better than ever. As a newly built hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon exemplifies the brand’s revitalized look, showcasing the Four Points signature classic yet modern style.
“We are thrilled to expand our portfolio in Canada with the opening of this brand-new hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest and most vibrant city, close to the university, businesses and entertainment,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Four Points is known for making travel easy by giving guests what they want and need to be comfortable and productive, always for a good value.”
Guests can relax with a fresh cup of coffee served throughout the day in the hotel’s warmly decorated lobby and stay connected via complimentary Internet terminals in the family room. The stylish guest rooms and suites feature a spacious work area, flat screen television, free bottled water and free high-speed Internet. And guests can get a great night’s sleep in the brand’s signature Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort bed featuring a plush mattress, assortment of pillows and stylish duvet. Spacious Jacuzzi suites include more room to work and relax, plus pull-out sofa beds.
All-day dining is available at Ric’s Grill, while local craft brews are served at Ric’s Lounge, courtesy the brand’s signature Best Brews® program. Additional amenities include a beer and wine outlet, indoor pool, whirlpool and waterslide, state-of-the-art fitness room, and approximately 1,100 square feet of meeting and conference facilities.
Saskatoon is a popular destination for travelers for its numerous festivals, lively arts scene and numerous riverbank parks and trails. Just minutes from the heart of downtown, Four Points by Sheraton Saskatoon is conveniently located near the University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital, Fort Battleford and Credit Union Center. Guests will also enjoy proximity to numerous businesses, including Deifenbaker Canada Center and Midtown Plaza – the city’s largest shopping center.
About VJ Management
VJ management is the leader in hospitality development and management of hotels in Saskatchewan. It owns and operates hotel properties in all the major cities in the province, including Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current and Lloydminster. Its principals, Roger Egger and Shaun Ng have combined experience of over 70 years in the hospitality management business and have completed many successful projects in Western Canada.
About Four Points by Sheraton
Four Points by Sheraton, with over 150 great hotels in 24 countries, offers the self-sufficient traveler a new kind of style and comfort combined with a “can-do” service – all at an honest value. Four Points by Sheraton hotels are everywhere the traveler needs to be – located in easy-to-reach areas – close to major airports, suburban centers, urban hot spots and resort and vacation destinations.
Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. To learn more, please visit www.spg.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in nearly 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels 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, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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