Starwood Hotels & Resorts is relocating its global headquarters to India in March 2015 for a month-long immersion. President and CEO Frits van Paasschen and the company's top executives will split their time between Mumbai and Delhi.
During the month, the team will travel to cities throughout India to meet with associates, customers, owners and prospective developers, including in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kochi, and also throughout South Asia to Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives, where Starwood is seeing many new growth opportunities unfold.
van Paasschen said, “With South Asia as our home base, we’ll be within a five-hour flight from nearly 40 percent of our global pipeline for new hotels. This includes major cities as well as some of the world’s most remote and untouched destinations. As we look at these growth markets, we will explore how we create opportunities for the thousands of people who will enter the global workforce through Starwood. We will also work to find ways for humans to coexist with nature while preserving it.”
Starwood currently operates 40 hotels in India with another 36 hotels under development. Across South Asia, Starwood remains on track to reach its goal of 100 hotels under operation or development in the region by 2016.
For more information visit www.starwoodhotels.com.