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The Westin Hefei Baohe Welcomes New
General Manager Douglas Ariza-Giammaria

Hefei, Feb, 2012, Starwood Hotels & Resort has announced the appointment of Mr. Douglas Ariza-Giammaria as General Manager of The Westin Hefei Baohe.

A seasoned hotelier, Mr. Ariza-Giammaria brings with him a wealth of hotel management experience from various leading hotel groups. His hotel career has taken him around the world including the USA, Greece, China, Singapore and Indonesia. His journey with Starwood started in 1999 when he joined The St. Regis Houston and has since developed his career within the organization by taking up progressive executive management positions. Prior to this appointment, he was the Hotel Manager of The Westin Beijing Financial Street.
Mr Ariza-Giammaria has gained a profound understanding of the hospitality industry in Asia from working in the region for the past six years. Originally from Latin America, he speaks fluent English and Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, golfing, traveling, Latin Music and fine cuisines.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts makes the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing, so guests leave feeling better than when they arrived.  With more than 180 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 1,071 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.  The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates.  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

Victoria Ye
Marketing Communication Manager


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Also See: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens its Tenth Westin in China, The 313-room Westin Hefei Baohe in Anhui Province / December 2010

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