The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts Expands Across the Globe

The Luxury Collection of Hotels & Resorts, a luxurious hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, will be opening ten hotels and resorts in cities and resort destinations globally within the next year.

The brand will be opening new hotels shortly in Shanghai and Sanya in China, Jaipur and Chennai in India, the Blue Mountains in Australia, Koh Samui, in Thailand, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Luxury Collection of hotels will be offering the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge services, opulent amenities, and local cultural experiences to its guests. The brand is currently offering around 80 hotels and resorts in 30 countries worldwide.

Paul James, the global brand leader, for St Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, said, ‘This is a milestone for The Luxury Collection as we open ten new hotels and resorts, the most of any year in the brand’s history. As a new generation of global affluent travellers emerge, we are strategically growing our portfolio beyond the traditional luxury grid and in diverse destinations, like China’s Hainan Island and India’s Chennai, that have become important hubs for business and leisure.’

The 142-room Royal Begonia, a Luxury Collection Resort in Sanya, in China will debut in August 2012, while in September 2012, Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Shanghai will open in China.

The ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Chennai, India will also be opening in August 2012, and The Sarasvati, a Luxury Collection Resort hotel in Bali, is expected to open in January 2014.