Starwood Continues Growth in Latin America with Opening in Costa Rica
Monday July 8th, 2013 - 4:52PM BP
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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA—Marking the return of the Sheraton brand into Costa Rica, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and EXT Promociones S.A. have announced the opening of Sheraton San Jose.
The opening of the Sheraton San Jose is part of Sheraton’s aggressive global expansion plan, which seeks to reach a milestone of 500 hotels by 2015. It is also an important step in Starwood’s Latin American growth strategy. The company expects to reach 100 hotels in operation or development by the end of 2013 and with this opening currently has 76 hotels in operation.
The Sheraton San Jose is located in the business district of Escazu, home to more than 50 international firms, and one of the most sought-out destinations for business visitors to the capital city. The hotel is also easily accessible from the city’s international airport Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria.
Managed by GHL Hoteles, the 172-room hotel will offer all of the brand’s signature amenities and services. The hotel also features Kitchen by Rausch, a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner that will balance European cuisine with locally sourced ingredients; 8vo Bar Restaurante, a specialty restaurant, featuring organic, farm-to-table products and views from the 8th floor of the hotel; Ivory Bar, a full-service bar in the lobby; a poolside bar; and Link@Sheraton Cafe. It also has 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including four meeting rooms, and an outdoor terrace with capacity for more than 180 people.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.