first_imgStarwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is expanding its footprint in Australia and the Pacific with the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands, due to open in 2017.The new hotel joins Starwood’s extensive portfolio of 13 hotels at a time of unprecedented growth for the brand in the Pacific region, and follows Starwood’s expansion in Perth with the signings of The Westin Perth and Aloft Perth Rivervale earlier this year.Also this year, Starwood has opened three hotels in Australia and the Pacific; Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane and Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island in Fiji, with a further two additions to be opened in Samoa by the end of the year.“Starwood’s growing footprint in Australia is well-aligned with the increased global demand we are seeing for quality lodging in the country and with our globally-recognised, nine design-led brands, strong sales platform and leading loyalty program, Starwood is well positioned to help our partners grow and meet the needs of the next generation of travellers,” Starwood Hotels and Resorts Pacific vice president Sean Hunt said.Designed by award-winning architectural company dKo, the new-build Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will feature 269 guest rooms, offering harbour and city views, conveniently located in the newly developed Digital Harbour Precinct in Melbourne Docklands.The hotel will offer three food and beverage venues, fitness facilities including a 25 metre outdoor heated swimming pool, and flexible meeting and function space and services.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more