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Westin Hotels & Resorts


Westin Hotels & Resorts, an upscale international brand owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, are havens of wellness and rejuvenation for people seeking a transformative hotel experience. Through innovative programs and thoughtful amenities, such as WestinWORKOUTS, the Heavenly Bed and SuperFoodsRx menu, Westin Hotels & Resorts offer guests services to enhance their stay and leave them feeling better than when they arrived. Westin locations are defined by modern design, gracious service and a deeply relaxing atmosphere. Discover the Westin difference at one of more than 180 hotels and resorts worldwide.

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Westin Hotels & Resorts franchisees enjoy numerous benefits, including sharing in the industry-acclaimed innovations that are the signature of Westin. Westin is the first hotel brand to create, name and market a superior bed, the Westin Heavenly Bed, which was so successful it launched into a retail collection, proving the Westin loyalty extends beyond the hotels and resorts. The refined design aesthetic of Westin Hotels & Resorts, plus an unsurpassed guest experience foster exceptional loyalty among affluent guests and produce consistent premiums that outperform the competition. Westin expects to grow to more than 200 locations by 2014, and presents a range of opportunities for franchise development partners.

Westin Hotels & Resorts Franchise Opportunities – History

Westin Hotels & Resorts started out as Western Hotels, a brand founded in 1930 by Severt W. Thurston and Frank Dupar, and Peter and Adolph Schmidt in Yakima, Washington. For the hotel company’s 50th anniversary in 1980, it changed its name to Westin Hotels and Resorts. Since then Westin had undergone several ownership changes, and in 1994 was sold to Starwood Resorts and Hotels, an international chain with more than 1,000 locations. During the last decade, Westin has expanded rapidly, growing to more than 180 locations in 37 countries.

Westin Hotels & Resorts Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Westin

Hotels & Resorts Franchise Income

For details regarding fees, costs and investment required to open a Westin franchise, contact Starwood Hotels & Resorts North America development office, 203-964-4468.

Westin Hotels & Resorts Business Opportunities: Other Information

In 2008, Westin partnered with United Airlines, which now offers pillows and blankets from Westin’s Heavenly Bed retail line on select United premium service routes between New York City and California.

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