Starwood Expands into Slovenia with Four Points Hotel
Wednesday June 18th, 2014 - 11:37AM PB
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LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, has opened Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons with Kranjska Investicijska Družba d.o.o.
The property, following a conversion, renovation and re-branding, features refreshed guestrooms, a new lobby/bar area and an updated fitness center. It features 114 guestrooms and an all-day dining restaurant and bar, in addition to 850 sq. m. of meeting and event space including a conference center, six meeting rooms and a banquet area that can accommodate up to 600 people. Amenities include free WiFi in guestrooms and public spaces, complimentary bottled water and weekly barbeques inspired by Balkan cuisine and American barbeque specialties.
“We are excited to partner with Kranjska Investicijska Družba and introduce the Four Points brand to Slovenia, marking our entry into the country,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Slovenia, situated at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes, reinforces our commitment to expand in strategic locations in the region.”
“We are very excited to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to introduce an internationally-known brand such as Four Points by Sheraton to the Ljubljana hospitality market,” stated Jože Anderlič, owner and director, Kranjska Investicijska Družba. “We believe that Four Points by Sheraton is the perfect match for our property. As the first global hotel brand in Ljubljana to open in over a decade, Starwood will strengthen the competitive position of our hotel in the local market and further stimulate the hospitality industry in Slovenia.”
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