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Starwood Hotels Launches the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection

Hundreds of Luxury Villas in Resorts Throughout the Region


SINGAPORE
- Starwood Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the launch of the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection, bringing together one of the region’s largest collection of luxury villas into one place for guests and travel professionals to explore. The new website, www.starwoodhotels.com/villacollectionasiapacific , offers one-stop convenience for locating and booking unique, high-end luxury villas in Asia Pacific’s most exotic and sought-after resorts and locations.

“The Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection offers a large and diverse selection of exclusive, breathtaking settings from which to explore Asia Pacific’s most exciting locations and captivating countries,” said Alison Taylor, Vice President of Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “Whether you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon retreat or an exciting family adventure, Starwood has made it easier to match the perfect location to the ideal experience.”

As the world’s largest operator of luxury hotels & resorts, the Starwood portfolio includes more than 1000 hotels in 100 countries around the globe, including 200 idyllic resorts with stunning, private villas in some of the world’s most exotic locations. The Starwood Asia Pacific Villas are an award-winning collection of 768 villas in 19 of Starwood’s resorts across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from Australia to China.  By aggregating all of its premier Asia Pacific villas into one unique collection, Starwood has made it infinitely more convenient to explore, compare and tailor the desired experience to each resort’s location, brand and lifestyle offerings.

The Luxury Villa Lifestyle
Created with the most discerning guests in mind, the Villas are a home away from home with all the comforts and luxury found in the world’s finest hotels.  Designed for privacy and luxury, the villas are ideally situated to take advantage of the resort’s best features, such as panoramic ocean views, convenient poolside or beach access, or privacy.  Many of the villas in the collection offer private pools, outdoor dining areas, state-of-the-art kitchens, and multiple bedrooms.  Most of the resorts offer luxurious spas and unique dining destinations, as well as access to world-class recreation such as snorkelling, diving, championship golf, sailing, deep-sea fishing and more.

The resorts in the Starwood Asia Villa Collection each offer a gateway to an exotic new world, with villas that are inspired by the local environs and reflect each hotel’s brand.  Le Meridien properties are contemporary and offer a unique new perspective to the experience through its culture programs; the St. Regis villas are lush, sumptuous and sophisticated; W villas are modern and edgy, a great way to escape; The Luxury Collection properties are exclusive and reflect the local flavors; the Sheraton resorts are perfectly suited for adventurous families; the Westin experience promote health and wellbeing.

Some, like the tropical island villas at The St. Regis Bali Resort, come with your own personal St. Regis Butler. Others, like the contemporary villas at the Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa feature indoor-outdoor bathrooms and showers.  Still others, like the chic ocean villas at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, boasts uninterrupted ocean views and luxurious outdoor areas with plunge pool, daybed, outdoor rainforest shower, private BBQ hammock and garden seating.

The villas in the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection are perfectly suited for adventurous families who want to enjoy the region’s most exotic locations from the comfort and luxury of a spacious, meticulously-appointed villa with all the lifestyle conveniences and access to exciting recreation opportunities.  Great family locations include Sheraton Port Mirage Douglas Resort, Austalia; The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket; Sheraton Sanya Resort, China.

Of course, the private villas in the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection are also the perfect romantic getaway for honeymooning newlyweds and couples celebrating anniversaries. Some of the most secluded and romantic getaways include W Retreat & Spa Maldives, The Naka Island – A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, St. Regis Bali, and many more.

The Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection includes the following resorts:
  • Australia: Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast; Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
  • China: Sheraton Sanya Resort; Le Meridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa; Le Meridien Xiamen
  • Fiji: Sheraton Denarau Villas
  • India: The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa
  • Indonesia: The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali; The St. Regis Bali Resort; W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
  • Malaysia: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
  • Maldives: Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa; W Retreat & Spa Maldives
  • New Caledonia: Le Meridien Ile des Pins
  • Thailand: Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort; The Naka Island – A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa; The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket; Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa; W Koh Samui
More properties are under development and will be added to the collection include Vana Belle Samui Resort & Spa, Samui; The Westin Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali; The Westin Jaipur, Infotech City, India; The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort; and, Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu Resort.

For more information, or to experience the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection, visit www.starwoodhotels.com/villacollectionasiapacific.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1058 properties in 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 http://www.starwoodhotels.com/


Contact:

 Alethea Lam
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: 65 6335 4837
Email: alethea.lam@starwoodhotels.com

Punnee Bunma
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: 65 6335 4824
Email: punnee.bunma@starwoodhotels.com


 
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