News for the Hospitality Executive
TX – March 22, 2011) The Westin Houston Memorial City, officially
24th, 2011, is the most anticipated addition to the Memorial City
early opening date will allow the hotel to join the city of Houston in
welcoming NCAA basketball fans to THE FINAL FOUR / 2011.
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. 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, the 024 Lounge; as well as world class shopping nearby with regular shuttle service for guests.
Upon entering the new Westin Houston Memorial City, guests will be transported by the complete Westin sensory experience blending ambient lighting, relaxing music, beautiful botanicals and soothing scents. In the lobby is an elegant three-story glass and wood staircase ascending to the meeting and banquet spaces. A second-floor terrace offers a view of Houston’s skyline or a breath of fresh air.
The Westin Houston Memorial City ballrooms and banquet spaces are designed to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The modern, sophisticated interiors feature a soothing color palette of neutral tones complemented by rich accents of white oak with a walnut stain in the ceilings and custom mill work trim.
The Westin Houston Memorial City offers a full list of Westin’s signature amenities including the Westin Heavenly® Bed; Westin Heavenly Bath® products; Westin WakeCup; SuperFoodsRX, Westin’s exclusive nourishing, healthy eating options available for in-room dining; the Ingredients Café proudly brewing Starbucks coffee plus a Club Lounge and two full Club floors.
The 18th floor Infinity Pool with a stunning waterfall feature, the only one of its kind in the city, offers unparalleled views of Houston and the surrounding area. Also conveniently located on the 18th floor is the WestinWORKOUT facility with meditative yoga spaces; state-of-the-art fitness equipment; and rejuvenating in-room spa treatments which are also available in the spa treatment room on the 18th floor.
For business travelers, the Westin Houston Memorial City features a Hertz Rental Car desk and a full service Business Center with a UPS service desk.
The new hotel will feature a Trattoria Il Mulino from the restaurateurs who created the world famous West Village institution, Il Mulino New York. Trattoria Il Mulino will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Executive Chef Michele Mazza offers a menu emphasizing classic Italian cuisine from the Abruzzi region of Italy that also incorporates local culinary influences. Trattoria Il Mulino promises to become one of the city’s finest destination restaurants.
The intimate 024 Lounge will be a meeting place for Houstonians and out of towners; a perfect spot to relax with friends, business associates or clients. Guests will be welcomed into the refreshing interior with a cascading water wall, comfortable over-stuffed furnishings, flattering lighting and several flat-screen televisions to catch up on the latest news and sports scores. At 024 Lounge, guests are invited to indulge in specialty cocktails and Lite Bites from Trattoria Il Mulino.
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.westin.com/memorialcity.
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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