Westin expands in Europe

Nine “legendary” hotels in Europe have joined the Westin Hotels & Resorts chain, more than doubling the brand’s presence in Europe. The distinguished list of new recruits includes the Hotel Palace in Milan, the Hotel Excelsior in Rome, the Hotel Excelsior in Florence, the Hotel Europa & Regina in Venice, the Hotel Excelsior in Venice Lido, the Hotel Palace in Madrid, the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian and the Hotel Bristol in Vienna.

“These hotels are an integral part of the history and culture of the destinations in which they are located and over the past few years we have spent well over $100 million restoring these historic hotels to their original grandeur,” said Westin’s Roeland Vos.

Existing European Westin hotels include properties in France, Scotland, Germany and Malta. The chain continues to expand in Europe, with the June 2000 opening of The Westin Rotterdam, the September 2000 opening of The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella, Spain, and the April 2001 opening of The Westin Dublin.

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