Starwood Debuts in Samoa with Two Sheraton Signings
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 - 9:36AM BOG
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SYDNEY—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed definitive management agreements to operate the Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows and Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa on the island of Upolu Samoa, marking its debut in the region.
The hotels, owned by the Grey family, will join the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group immediately, and will relaunch as the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort, respectively, by mid-2014 following extensive renovations.
Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows has been closed since December 2012 and will reopen in 2014 as Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel after a complete redevelopment. The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel will feature 198 guestrooms and suites, as well as 17,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort is positioned five minutes from the airport, and will feature 140 guestrooms and suites. Each guestroom will offer white sand beach and ocean views. The resort will have tennis courts and offer nearby golf facilities.
Both properties will offer Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core Performance, LINK @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft, a signature restaurant and bar, full-service casino and a large outdoor resort style fantasy pool and pool bar.
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