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and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Welcome a New Standard of Hospitality to North Houston with The Westin at The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE:HHC) and Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), announced today the opening of The Westin at The Woodlands in Greater Houston. Developed, managed and owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the Waterway Square® district anchor redefines hospitality in the region through its architecture, decor, amenities and service levels. The Westin at The Woodlands is the first Westin in The Woodlands® master planned community and the 50th Starwood hotel in Texas.

“The Westin is part of our growing hospitality portfolio in The Woodlands and meets the demand for sophisticated hospitality options in the core of the country’s premier master planned community.”

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“We are proud to have created this exceptional hotel that further strengthens The Woodlands’ appeal as a nationally-recognized business and leisure destination,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The Westin is part of our growing hospitality portfolio in The Woodlands and meets the demand for sophisticated hospitality options in the core of the country’s premier master planned community.”

Over the past decade, The Woodlands has emerged as one of the fastest growing areas in the country, while earning accolades for its pedestrian-centric urban core, architectural standards, preservation of natural resources and quality of life.

“As a leader in hospitality, the Westin fits seamlessly into this burgeoning region, and its opening speaks to the increasing demand for well-being, whether traveling for business or leisure,” said Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Brand Management, North America, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to introduce The Westin at The Woodlands to our global guests and local residents, ensuring that they all leave feeling better than when they arrived.”

The Westin at The Woodlands features 302 well-appointed guestrooms and suites with warm, residential interiors by Dallas-based waldrop+nichols studio. Modern custom furnishings include over-scale lounge seating, millwork headboards and curvilinear desks. In addition to Westin’s renowned Heavenly® Bed and Bath, curated conveniences in each guestroom include one-touch bedside lighting controls plus solar and blackout shades.

Executed in collaboration with Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects and the Houston office of Gensler, the 13-story hotel’s crisp stone and glass façade create a modern sense of arrival, while flooding the space with natural light. Inspired by its waterfront location, the hotel’s stunning geometry also reinforces Westin’s design principles, which suggests a connection to nature enhances well-being.

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