Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Singapore, marking the brand’s return to Southeast Asia’s financial and lifestyle hub. The much awaited return of the Westin brand to Singapore is a significant milestone for the brand’s robust expansion as the hotel joins the ranks of over 40 Westin properties in Asia Pacific, with a further 20 properties in the pipeline. As Singapore’s first-ever integrated hotel located within an office building, The Westin Singapore occupies levels 32 to 46 of the brand new Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore’s bustling financial district. The hotel enjoys a high profile status with the highest lobby in Singapore, while providing the premium Westin experience with signature amenities and services designed to inspire balance and well-being. “We are thrilled to return to Singapore, expanding our footprint in Asia’s business and financial epicenter,” said Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President, South East Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “Backed by its distinctive positioning around well-being, The Westin Singapore will play a significant role in the transformation of the Marina Bay development, as we inject a unique and revitalizing experience into this urban oasis.” Inspired Well-being Embracing the Westin brand’s promise For a Better You, The Westin Singapore offers appealing services and facilities that leave guests feeling better than when they arrived. Located on the 32 nd floor, the lobby features 11 meter tall floor-to-ceiling windows with plenty of natural light and expansive views of Marina Bay – a renewal experience for the senses. Guests are also greeted to a palette of harmonious nature-inspired colors, streamlined décor, and distinctive pendant lights designed to complement the cityscape, leaving guests feeling “on top of the world.” Each of the hotel’s 305 guestrooms and suites, including Executive Club rooms, Sea View Suites, Harbor View Suites and a Presidential Suite, feature floor-to-ceiling windows, soothing tones and signature amenities that are designed to create an intuitive feeling of home, with all the conveniences and comfort to maintain a healthy balance of work and pleasure. Guests will enjoy the coveted Westin Heavenly ® Bed, featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort, and the Heavenly ® Bath/Shower, with luxurious White Tea Aloe bath amenities and custom designed bathrobes. To further inspire well-being, The Westin Singapore offers an infinity pool with a stunning view over Singapore’s south coast; a WestinWORKOUT ® fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and customized workouts for guests to keep up with their fitness routines; the New Balance Gear Lending program, which provides guests with athletic shoes and apparel during their stay; and RunWESTIN™ with maps that feature 5-kilometer and 8-kilometer jogging/walking routes from the hotel. Additionally, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ provides six private treatment rooms and a range of facilities including a whirlpool and Steam Room, designed to indulge guests with rejuvenating treatments. The hotel also features the brand’s signature SuperFoodsRx™ menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options made from ingredients that provide guests with the focused energy they need to meet the challenges of their day.
Optimizing ProductivityTo help guests stay productive on the road, The Westin Singapore features thoughtful spaces designed especially for work. In addition to ergonomic in-room workspaces, the Westin Executive Club Lounge offers Executive Club guests an exclusive space to organize meetings with wireless high-speed Internet access and private meeting rooms. Exuding a rich yet relaxed environment, the hotel’s state-of-the-art function facilities encompass 1,350 square meters of versatile meeting rooms, a pre-function area and a ballroom. The entire space is fitted with the latest in-meeting technology and high-speed Internet access for more productive off-site sessions. The space is also ideal for weddings, social galas and other business functions. Healthy, Flavorful Fare The Westin Singapore presents a variety of compelling epicurean experiences. On the 33 rd floor, gastro-bar Cook & Brew offers classic bar favorites alongside local comfort food, and a meticulously curated list of fine wines and over 100 different types of beer from 17 countries. An Enomatic ® wine system allows guests to sample their wines using a convenient stored-value card. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Seasonal Tastes, maintains five interactive kitchens for a truly personalized dining experience, complete with panoramic views of Singapore’s garden city. From breakfast to dinner, the buffets encompass a generous selection of classic international dishes, local favorites and wholesome choices. Additionally, the Lobby Lounge provides a cozy environment for afternoon tea or after-work business discussions, while Daily Treats, a gourmet market located on the ground floor, showcase unique food and beverages from around the world. “We are proud to reintroduce the Westin brand to Singapore. The opening of The Westin Singapore marks a key milestone in Asia Square’s history, as well as a significant addition to the Marina Bay area,” said Mark Rada, Project Director, Asia Square. “The hotel cements the ‘Live’ element of Asia Square’s Work, Play, Live and Grow proposition, and creates a landmark urban sanctuary for those working in the New Downtown. Having The Westin Singapore located on-site demonstrates our continued commitment in providing a fully integrated development that boasts world-class business facilities, innovative and sustainable design, and a unique lifestyle concept that is unrivalled in Singapore.” The Westin Singapore offers a renewal opening package starting from SGD345 inclusive of buffet breakfast and complimentary high-speed internet access, valid until 30 April 2014. SPG members will receive double Starpoints ® as part of the package. For more information, please visit www.westin.com/singapore, or follow The Westin Singapore on Facebook. About Westin Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoodsRX™ and WestinWORKOUT ® studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,169 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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, Aloft®, and Element®. 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 also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com. About Asia Square Asia Square is an award-winning commercial development located at the heart of the New Downtown in Singapore. Offering over two million square feet of prime Grade-A office space, it also boasts entertainment and dining options, as well as the business district’s largest gym. An expansive 100,000-square-foot landscaped plaza links the twin towers at Asia Square, which has picked up multiple awards for its best-in-class design and sustainability features.