[Press Release] Starwood Hotels and Resorts hosted the 7th Starwood India Expo 2013 across
Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata from 1-7th March
7th March, 2013: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd successfully held their annual road show, Starwood India Expo 2013 from 1st to 7th March across 5 key cities in India. The shows were held across Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata. This year’s expo showcased over 45 hotels from across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa & Middle East and North America.
“Starwood Expo provides a platform for us to engage with our meetings, corporate and travel trade partners and explore mutually beneficial opportunities. It also gives us an opportunity to update our customers on the growth of our footprint and brand innovations not only in our region but also on Starwood globally. In turn the customers love the fact that it’s a one-stop shop. We hold similar events in Australia, China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. In its 7th year today, it is very encouraging for us to see how over the years there has been a consistent rise in the number of visitors and the interest it generates” said Dilip Puri, Managing Director India and Regional Vice President South Asia, Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels and Resorts Pte Ltd.
Starwood Expo is the annual sales mission organized by Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring together business partners across all market segments, with Starwood associates, to update them on Starwood’s developments worldwide, strengthen existing relationships, enroll customers into the rich loyalty programs, discuss performance for the previous year and opportunities for the year ahead and beyond.
“Starwood sells the way our customers want to buy. Our goal is to be the easiest hotel company to do business with; we are flexible, reliable, responsive, proactive and focused on creative solutions. Our relentless focus is on our customers, and the experience of our teams around the world, means that our sales force can deliver all types of business to our hotels.” shared Alison Taylor, Vice President of Sales for Starwood Hotels and Resorts for Asia Pacific
It also allows the hotel giant the opportunity to thank its business partners in the region for their support over the past years for its hotel brands which include St Regis, W Hotels, Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and, Element.
“Starwood Expo is our annual signature event which brings together our B2B customers from all segments of industry. This is the 7th year and besides Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, this year we also added Chennai and Kolkata to drive growth. The event clearly set a stage for exploring new opportunities and in turn strengthens relationship with our customers. We have always received great support from our customers every year who look forward to this annual event and are committed to be there and do business.”
Starwood Expo was held at the following Hotels
- The Westin Gurgaon New Delhi on 1st March, 2013
- ITC Grand Chola, Chennai Luxury Collection on 2nd March 2013
- Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway on 4th March 2013
- ITC Grand Central Mumbai on 6th March 2013
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.Inc
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com