Positioned less than 200 metres from the sea with direct access to the beach, The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa will boast 220 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including nine spacious suites, all featuring the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed®. Four inspiring dining venues, including an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant, will provide a variety of healthy culinary options, alongside the brand's nutrient-rich and delicious SuperFoodsRx™ menus.Guests will be able to relax at The Heavenly Spa by Westin™, which will offer six treatment rooms and an array of treatments dedicated to well-being, take a rejuvenating swim in the infinity edge swimming pool or exercise at the WestinWORKOUT® studio. Guests travelling with children will also be able to take advantage of the kids' swimming pool and Westin® Kids Club. The resort will also feature 850 sqm of ultra-modern conference and event space, including pre-function areas, a large flexible ballroom, which can be divided into three, plus a chapel making it the perfect destination for large scale meetings and events, and weddings. Located at pristine Yaroomba Beach on the Sunshine Coast, The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa is a five minute drive north of the Sunshine Coast Airport, which offers direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland and has just received State government approval for the addition of a new international runway to be completed by 2020. Renowned for its surf beaches, thriving art and food scene, quality world class golf courses and stunning landscape, Coolum is a popular retreat for singles, couples, groups and families. Due to its central location in the Sunshine Coast, visitors can take advantage of nearby attractions including Noosa, which is 15km north of Coolum, the Big Pineapple and Australia Zoo. "The Sunshine Coast accommodation market continues to get stronger and the timing of the Westin Coolum Resort & Spa is perfect given the growing visitor numbers and appeal of this destination, especially with the proposed expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport, which continues to gather momentum," said Andrew Taylor, Director of Acquisitions & Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Pacific. "It's a great time to invest in the region and this is the perfect location for Westin's first resort style property in Australia."
The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa joins Starwood's robust portfolio in the Pacific - 17 hotels in operation, including The Westin Sydney and The Westin Melbourne. The hotel marks 10 properties under development including: The Westin Brisbane, The Westin Perth, W Brisbane, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort, Aloft Adelaide and Aloft Perth Rivervale.For more information please visit www.westin.com . About Westin Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade. Today, Westin has more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, and is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in 100 countries and over 180,000 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 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,300 properties in some 100 countries and approximately 188,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis ®, The Luxury Collection ®, W ®, Westin ®, Le Méridien ®, Sheraton ®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points ® by Sheraton, Aloft ®, and Element ®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels ™. The company also boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG ®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood.