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Starwood Owners Look Forward to New Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

2015 has brought many changes to Starwood Vacation Ownership, and the latest is the development of the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas.

Starwood broke ground on the new Westin timeshare resort back in June, with a ceremony on Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach. However, the company has recently announced more information about the resort and how it will affect StarOption owners. [Read more…]


Starwood Works to Improve Water Issues

As a leader in the hospitality industry, Starwood continues to show a commitment to conservation and sustainability. Now, the company is expanding their efforts by focusing on multiple water issues—beyond conservation.

Currently, more than 50% of Starwood Hotels & Resorts are challenged by water issues including quality, scarcity, and flooding. Starwood plans to combat these issues by implementing new technology and programs. They plan to implement new programs both on-property and in the communities surrounding their resorts. [Read more…]

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Westin Princeville Reduces Its Carbon Footprint

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas has completed their multimillion-dollar project to reduce their carbon footprint.

The resort installed a cogeneration plant to generate electricity for the property. This plant will power the resort’s eight buildings. It will also heat water in the guest villas, the pools, and the whirlpools. Through this process, the Westin Princeville will become the first resort in Hawaii to be 100% powered by a cogen system.

Due to it’s location and consumption of imported diesel fuel, the island of Kauai has some of the highest energy costs in the U.S. As one of the largest resorts on the island with 346 villas, the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas are responsible for a large portion of this energy consumption. [Read more…]

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New Westin Resort to Open in July 2015

This week, Starwood Vacation Ownership announced that it will increase their resort portfolio in Egypt with the Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa. Located on the Soma Bay peninsula, along the Red Sea, this will become the first Westin resort in Egypt.

The resort was originally La Residence Des Cascade property. Westin recently acquired the Cascades Hotel Company Soma Bay to convert the property to a Westin timeshare resort.

Regional VP of Africa & Indian Ocean, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hassan Ahdab shared, “Westin is enjoying phenomenal global growth due to the success of its distinctive wellness positioning, innovative products and brand-led programs. We are excited to announce a second Westin hotel in Egypt this year and extend our collaboration with the Cascades Hotel Company Soma Bay by introducing the brand to the Red Sea in 2015.”

The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa is located on the highest point of the peninsula, providing breathtaking views of the Red Sea Riviera. Accommodations at the resort will include 210 rooms and 39 suites. Each guest room will feature the latest Westin hotel amenities including the exclusive Westin Heavenly® Bed, Heavenly® Shower, and their signature White Tea Aloe bath products.

Chairman of The Cascades Hotel Company Soma Bay, Samer Yaghnam said, “We are pleased to be entering into this agreement with Starwood with whom we’ve had a long term successful relationship through the Sheraton Soma Bay. Bringing the high quality Westin brand to this area will further enhance Soma Bay’s position as the leading resort development on the Red Sea.”

The resort will offer a variety of luxury amenities including an 18-hole Gary Player championship golf course, multiple restaurants, bars, and a lounge. Next to the resort, you’ll find the renowned Cascades Spa & Thalasso Soma Bay, one of the largest spas in the world.

General Manager of Abu Soma Development Company, the master developer of Soma Bay, Ibrahim El Missiri stated, “This is the beginning of the new phase of development for Soma Bay, and I look forward to many more exciting announcements in Soma Bay in 2015.”

The new Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa is expected to open in July 2015. To learn more about Starwood and Westin timeshares, visit SellMyTimeshareNow.com.