Starwood to enter the Philippines

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced plans to introduce its two largest brands – Westin and Sheraton – to two new multi-billion dollar integrated entertainment complexes in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Starwood will manage The Westin Manila Bayshore, scheduled to open in mid-2016 as part of the Resorts World Bayshore in the Entertainment City development in Parañaque; and Sheraton Manila Hotel in the Resorts World Manila development located in Newport City, Pasay. The Sheraton Manila Hotel is slated for opening in early 2017.

The opening of the two hotels fuels Starwood’s growth in Asia Pacific. The company is the region’s largest upper-upscale and luxury hotel company; it currently operates over 230 hotels in Asia Pacific with plans to reach 400 operating hotels in the region by 2016.

The Westin Manila Bayshore and Sheraton Manila Hotel are components of Resorts World Bayshore and Resorts World Manila, respectively. These new mixed-use development hubs have entertainment venues, luxury retail establishments and gaming facilities. The planned development of The Westin Manila Bayshore also represents the Westin brand’s re-entry into the Philippine market.

The Westin Manila Bayshore and Sheraton Manila Hotel are owned by Travellers International Hotel Group.

Sheraton Manila Hotel, as part of the Resorts World Manila complex, is to be situated in Metro Manila, the Philippines’ seat of government. It will be located directly across Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, adjacent to the Villamor Golf Course, and a 10-minute drive to Makati City, Manila’s central business district. Resorts World Manila, comprised of hotels, restaurants, gaming facilities, entertainment options and a luxury mall, is set to join the ranks of hubs such as Resorts World Genting in Malaysia, and Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.


Offering 350 guestrooms and suites, Sheraton Manila Hotel will be a part of the third phase of the project to be completed by 2017. Rooms will be equipped with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, high speed Internet, flat panel television and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed.

The hotel will boast three dining venues, including an all-day restaurant, specialty restaurant, and Lobby Lounge; 4,520 square feet of meeting space; the Sheraton Club and Club Lounge; and a full service Shine Spa for Sheraton. Other signature offerings include the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, a social hub; swimming pool, and fitness facilities featuring the brand’s health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance.

The Westin Manila Bayshore is to be located in the Resorts World Bayshore mixed-use complex at Entertainment City, a master planned development on reclaimed land in Manila Bay. In addition to the 600-room Westin hotel, highlights of Resorts World Bayshore include a grand opera house, a luxury shopping mall along with other entertainment complexes, and extensive gaming areas. The integrated complex is projected to open in mid-2016.

Developed under phase one of the project, Westin Manila Bayshore’s guestrooms and suites will be outfitted with the Westin Heavenly Bed; Heavenly Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities; and high-speed Internet access. Other offerings will include Westin’s signature SuperFoodsRX menu of nutrient-rich and delicious options, five diverse food and beverage venues, WestinWORKOUT fitness facilities and swimming pool, Heavenly Spa and 24,757 square feet of meeting and function space.


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