The city of Irving, Texas, has decided that the flagship hotel at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC) will be a 350-room Westin, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand. The full-service ICCLC Westin, budgeted at $90 million and expected to open late next year, will be adjacent to the convention center and connected […]
Gaylord Entertainment Company terminated its agreement to purchase the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, paying a one-time penalty of $12 million in lieu of the $252.2 million it offered in November 2007. Originally, Gaylord planned to expand the resort and reopen it as a Gaylord in 2010.
The Coaching Center of Austin, Texas, stiffed The Westin Las Vegas $57,000 in food, beverage and other costs it incurred for a dental boot camp in October 2007. Attendees had signed a registration agreement empowering the hotel’s parent company, Columbia Sussex Corp., to recoup the money from third parties. So in March 2008, attendees began to see hundreds of dollars of Westin charges on their credit cards.
Westin has created an in-room spa experience targeting business travelers, who have a small window of time available for relaxation and pampering in between meetings and appointments. Forty minutes prior to the massage appointment, a spa basket with water, a flower, dark chocolate, a letter of what to expect, aromatherapy oils and a relaxing music […]
In the race to make every element more functional and friendly, hotels are giving their check-in desks the boot, preferring to station front-desk personnel at lobby “pods” or stations with multiple computers, similar to what is found at retail stores.
With dramatic multi-story windows and outdoor social areas, the new Element hotel brand aims to revitalize the extended stay concept by incorporating nature into its design.