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The Westin Houston Memorial City Set to Debut April 6, 2011

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Houston, TX – December, 2010 - The Westin Houston Memorial City, set to open April 6, 2011, is the most anticipated addition to the Memorial City District. With skybridge access to Memorial City Memorial Hermann Medical Center and Memorial City Mall, and in close proximity to the Energy Corridor, Westchase District, Citycentre, numerous restaurants, shopping areas, entertainment venues and international corporations, The Westin Houston Memorial City will offer Houston’s West Side a convenient, uniquely refreshing hotel experience. Managed under an agreement between Starwood Hotels & Resorts and MetroNational, the Westin Houston Memorial City marks the culmination of MetroNational’s decades-long vision to develop an upscale mixed-use project for the vibrant Memorial City area.
 
Bounded by I-10 and Gessner in Houston’s prestigious 77024 zip code, the 570,000 square foot newly-constructed property features 267 spacious guest rooms including 25 suites with oversized work stations, some with office alcoves; over 30,000 square feet of unconstrained meeting and banquet space; an 18th-floor infinity pool with panoramic views of Houston’s skyline; chic destination restaurant and the 024 Lounge; twenty-four residential units; and a wide-array of retail establishments; as well as a full suite of Westin’s signature amenities including Westin Heavenly® Bed; Westin Heavenly Bath® products; Westin WakeCup; SuperFoodsRX, Westin’s exclusive nourishing, healthy eating options available on the in-room dinning menu or a la carte in the breakfast buffet; WestinWORKOUT facility with meditative yoga spaces and state-of-the-art equipment; and rejuvenating in-room spa treatments.
 
“We are delighted to introduce our signature blend of sophistication and rejuvenation to the flourishing Memorial City area and Houston’s West Side and look forward to serving this dynamic market,” said Mark Weatherill, General Manager of The Westin Houston Memorial City.
 
The Westin Houston Memorial City is the Westin brand’s third property in Houston and is part of the Memorial City Complex featuring three distinct Starwood brands, which include the Four Points Houston Memorial City and the Sheraton Houston West. 
 
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts makes the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing, so guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. With over 170 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories with 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.
 
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 territories with 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.

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Contact:

G.W. Armstrong & Associates
3701 Turtle Creek, Suite 7J
Dallas, Texas  75219
Phone 214.521.7805
Fax 214.550.2618
Bill@ArmstrongPR.com

 

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Also See: Starwood Hotels Announces Plans to Open Multi-Brand Mixed-Use Complex in Houston Texas / February 2007

Starwood Reports 2nd Qtr 2006 Net Income Soars to $680 million from $145 million - $511 million from One-time Gains on the Sale of 33 Hotels to Host Hotels / Hotel Operating Statistics / July 2006

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Reports 1st Qtr Net Income Falls to $5 million from $79 million a Year Earlier; Takes a $72 million Expense Related to a change in Accounting for Timeshare Transactions; Management Fees Grew 55.6% to $56 million and Franchise Fees Grew 20% to $36 million / Hotel Operating Results / April 2006

Starwood Reports Net Income for the 4th Qtr of 2005 Increased 59% to $159 million; For the Full Year 2005, Starwood's Earnings Up 7% to $422 million / Hotel Operating Statistics / February 2006

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