The Westin, The Woodlands to Debut in Houston in 2015
Thursday July 17th, 2014 - 10:28AM PB
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STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and The Howard Hughes Corporation will open the fifth Westin brand hotel in greater Houston at the end of 2015: The Westin, The Woodlands, located in The Woodlands, a master-planned community and business center 27 miles north of downtown Houston.
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. The hotel will also include 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 that is home to more than 1,900 businesses employing over 50,000 people. The hotel will be within walking distance to numerous corporate offices, the shops and restaurants in The Waterway Square District, The Woodlands Mall and Market Street, 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: The Westin • The Woodlands • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide • The Howard Hughes Corporation • Houston • TX • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
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