Rendering of Westin Xiamen, China, expected to open by year end.
Starwood’s Westin brand is on track to open its 200th hotel in the next 12 months, propelled by strong growth across Asia Pacific.
This year, Westin will open 11 new hotels, all but three outside the U.S. More than half will open in China, the brand’s strongest growth market. Westin will also add new hotels in Indonesia, Panama City, New York and Snowmass, Col.
In 2012, Westin will add six new hotels in China, resulting in a portfolio of 19 properties by year’s end. Hotels will open in Ningbo, Xiamen, Changbaishan, Taiyuan, Qingdao and Xian.
Westin is increasing development in Latin America. Following this year’s opening of the Westin Panama, the brand will have 11 hotels in Latin America, spanning five countries: Mexico, Panama, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
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