Starwood, Howard Hughes Corp. to Open Westin, The Woodlands
Monday August 11th, 2014 - 9:37AM BPG
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THE WOODLANDS, TX—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and The Howard Hughes Corp. will add The Westin, The Woodlands at the end of 2015 within The Woodlands master-planned community.
The newly constructed Westin will offer 302 guestrooms, more than 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting and pre-function space, an outdoor pool, WestinWORKOUT studio, business center and all the brand’s signature amenities in a location overlooking The Woodlands Waterway in Waterway Square. The Westin, The Woodlands will feature a 150-seat restaurant, lobby bar and second-level pool deck and bar, with direct access to The Fountains at Waterway Square. Guests can also cross an adjacent pedestrian bridge spanning The Waterway to access the performance stage at Waterway Square.
The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre development with more than 1,900 businesses. The hotel will be within walking distance to numerous corporate offices, shops and restaurants in The Waterway Square District, The Woodlands Mall and Market St., as well as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Also nearby is the new Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development situated on the 200-acre Lake Woodlands.
Tags: Starwood • The Woodlands • Westin • Howard Hughes Corp • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
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