Starwood Hotels has opened its 294 room beach hotel, the Bijao Sheraton Beach Resort.
The resort is located in Santa Clara, about 100 miles northwest of Panama City, and includes several restaurants and events facilities. According to the company’s information, the hotel has three swimming pools, tennis courts and a spa.
The Starwood press release says the property, which faces the Pacific Ocean, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation.
Since May 1 the hotel firm has been operating its first international all-inclusive hotel.
The hotel, located in Playa Conchal Province of Guanacaste, is operated by the SolMelia chain.
"Gisela Sánchez, Director of Corporate Relations at Florida Ice & Farm (Fifco), confirmed with La Nacion.com that the hotel, owned by a national firm, is being managed by Starwood (owner of the Westin brand)."
A new generation of travelers are choosing where to stay not by the number of stars a hotel has, but by looking for the style of hotel that fits their own lifestyle.
An example of adaptation to these concepts is Hotels & Resorts, the largest operator of luxury hotels, which has transformed itself by following three steps:
1 - Stop being hotel owners so that the main focus can be the customers, for this reason 110 establishments were sold in the last decade at a value of $7,500 million, in order to focus on management, differentiated service and customer loyalty.
Aloft hotels are distinguished by their different style, with emphasis on social interaction and technological facilities offered to the clientele of young executives.
In partnership with the Panamanian company Nuevos Hoteles, Starwood will build a 312 room hotel with the Aloft brand and style, next to the Sheraton Hotel and opposite to the Atlapa Convention Center, overlooking the Panama Bay.
By May 2011 it plans to open the Westin Resort & Spa Playa Conchal.
The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa is Starwood's first property in Costa Rica in 20 years and the newest member of the Westin Resorts brand, which has 40 centers in the world's most coveted tourist destinations.
During the II Central American Conference of Tourism and Hospitality Investments, Radisson Hotels showed interest in the country.
According to Elnuevodiario.com.ni, the Vice President of Development of the Radisson hotel chain, Edgar Garin, said: "We are looking at the region because we have seen several opportunities in Central America. I can officially say that Nicaragua looks very good." Additionally, the report said that "the executive vice president of the chain in Latin America, Julio Carvajal, stated that everything depends on relations with other local tourism 'development actors.’"
Hospitality and tourism division of Empresas Bern, a Panamanian company with 30 years of experience in real estate development, construction and sales.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507-) 206-8843 - (507) 6647-6100
The hotel is immersed in 45 hectares of primary and secondary forest , at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano , which makes it a true oasis of peace, enriched by an exuberant vegetation and diverse fauna. Montaña de Fuego has become one of the most beautiful hotels in the area, with one of the most privileged panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano.
Operates in Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama
Phone: (506) 2479 1220 - (506) 2479 1220