STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and The Howard Hughes Corporation today announced that the Westin brand will soon open its fifth hotel in greater Houston. The Westin, The Woodlands will debut at the end of 2015 within The Woodlands, one of the country’s premier master planned communities and a leading business center located 27 miles north of downtown Houston.
The newly constructed Westin will offer 302 guestrooms, more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, an outdoor pool, WestinWORKOUT studio, business center, and all the brand’s signature amenities in a scenic location overlooking The Woodlands Waterway in Waterway Square. The Westin, The Woodlands will feature a 150-seat restaurant, lobby bar, and second level pool deck and bar, with direct access to The Fountains at Waterway Square. Guests can also cross an adjacent pedestrian bridge spanning The Waterway to access the performance stage at Waterway Square.
“We look forward to growing our presence in the Houston area and introducing the Westin brand to The Woodlands, a vibrant and fast-growing business and entertainment hub,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Méridien Hotels. “The Westin, The Woodlands will appeal to both business and leisure travelers seeking to recharge and revitalize with the help of the Westin brand’s signature programs and amenities, designed to send them home feeling better than when they arrived.”
“There is a tremendous demand for signature hotels in The Woodlands, and we are pleased to welcome the renowned Westin brand,” said Paul Layne, executive vice president of master planned communities for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The Westin, The Woodlands will be a great place to stay in Waterway Square, a regional destination with multiple water features, shopping, dining, and entertainment options for locals and visitors alike.”
The new Westin will boast a prime location on Waterway Square within The Woodlands. The 28,000-acre development is home to more than 1,900 businesses employing over 50,000 people. The hotel will be within walking distance to numerous corporate offices, the shops and restaurants in The Waterway Square District, The Woodlands Mall and Market Street, as well as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Also nearby is the new Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development situated on the 200-acre Lake Woodlands.