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Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans 15 new properties in India

Starwood Hotels and Resorts plans 15 new properties in India
PTI
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First Published: Sun, May 31 2009. 12 22 PM IST
Updated: Sun, May 31 2009. 12 22 PM IST
Mumbai: Starwood Hotels and Resorts Group plans to set up 15 new properties in India in the next 3-4 years, a top company official said.
“We are setting up 15 new properties by adding around 3,000 rooms in India over the next 3-4 years. We are opening three Westin brand hotels in Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai this year,” Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels’ regional vice president Don Elliot said.
The group also plans to open FourPoints by Sheraton hotel in Mumbai and another Westin Hotel at Gurgaon near Delhi next year.
“We will also set up several hotels under the Sheraton and Aloft brands,” Elliot said.
The 15 properties will have 200 rooms each, which will add approximately 3,000 rooms by FY’12, Elliot said, adding that the group already has 20 properties in India under different brands.
It plans to renovate five Le Meridien hotels in India as a part of the transformation of Le Meridien, and targets to complete it by October next year, he said.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Group manages the Le Meridien, Sheraton, FourPoints by Sheraton, St Regis, Westin, Element inspired by Westin and Aloft Hotels brands.
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First Published: Sun, May 31 2009. 12 22 PM IST