Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Bahria Town’s collaboration to result in iconic projects for the hospitality industry in the world
Roeland Vos, President EME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, on his first visit to Pakistan, visited the Sheraton resort projects – Sheraton Hotel and Sheraton Golf & Country Club; which form part of a high-security, gated-access, mixed-use development, Bahria Golf City Islamabad, a soon-to-be-launched project of Bahria Town. Also present at the occasion were Malik Riaz Hussain (Chairman, Bahria Town), Salman Ahmed (VCE, Bahria Town), Gen (R) Shaukat (Executive Director, Bahria Golf City), Guido De Wilde (Sr. Vice President & Regional Director Middle East, Starwood Hotels & Resorts) and Antoine Joignant (Area Manager Pakistan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts).
These projects not only establish a strong presence of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the region but also mark the formal entrance of Bahria Town in the hospitality industry of Pakistan.
Commenting on the Sheraton properties being developed, Roeland Vos said, “Bahria Golf City Sheraton projects will not only form a benchmark for the hotels in Pakistan but also for all our hotels worldwide. This will also help boost the tourism industry in Pakistan.” He further added, “We are delighted to be working with Bahria Town, an association which we feel should have been formed long ago. We would like to thank them for giving us the opportunity to make a landmark entry with our iconic Sheraton Hotels & Resorts brand into the important city of Islamabad.”
Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain said, “Bahria Golf City Islamabad is a jewel in the crown project of Bahria Town. This is the face of modern Pakistan. This lifestyle community is a testament to our endeavours to build a new identity of a progressive Pakistan. We are delighted to be working with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for this special project.”
Sheraton Islamabad Bahria Golf City Resort is the first internationally-branded golf resort in Pakistan and comprises a 372-room luxury hotel that includes serviced villas as well. It will also feature 3,200m2 of fully-equipped meeting space and a choice of restaurants and bars, as well as a high-tech gym, fully-serviced spa and a number of beautifully designed outdoor swimming pools. The Sheraton Golf & Country Club is an integral part of Bahria Golf City and boasts a setting that complements the four seasons with spectacular beauty. It includes an 18 Hole, par 72 USGA standard golf course. The Phase-1 of the Sheraton Golf & Country Club is complete and will be operational soon. The first nine holes of the golf course will be opened in a few months’ time. The membership of the Club will be opened later this year.
Over 32 international consultants, each an expert in its respective field, are partners in this project. From architects to interior consultants, landscape to lighting and security consultants – all have worked on iconic projects of the world including but not limited to Burj Khalifa, Burj Ul Arab, KL Towers, Jumeirah Resort and Nakheel Palm.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world – with 1,041 properties in 100 countries and approximately 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W, Le Méridien and the recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM.