Celebrating 'Path to Peak'

Top Quote Starwood Hotels and Resorts hosted ASIA-PACIFIC GM conference At the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 30, 2011 - Recently, Mr. Frits Van Paasschen , Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and his Senior Leadership Team flew straight to Thailand to attend the annual Starwood General Manager Conference that was held at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. On this occasion, they were warmly welcomed by the Hotel's Managing Director Mr. Wayne Buckingham and Mr. Miguel Koh , Chairman & President of Starwood's Asia Pacific Division

    The 2011 Starwood GM conference gathered more than 600 top executives from Starwood Hotels & Resorts across Asia-Pacific. Mr. Van Passchen and the Senior Leadership Team attended the conference as part of their month-long relocation of the global headquarters to Shanghai, China. Under the theme 'Path to Peak', Starwood reinforces its positioning as the Global's leading hotel and leisure company and the largest high-end hotel operator in China with more than 70 existing hotels and a pipeline of over 90 new hotels. China is now Starwood's second largest hotel market in the world, behind only the United States, and in 2011, Starwood will open one hotel every two weeks in China.

    Currently, Starwood Hotels & Resorts operate 16 hotels in Thailand and 8 under the pipeline.

    About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
    Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $5 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1051 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. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more winformation, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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