Today, Starwood announced the signing of 3 new Tribute properties bringing their collection up to 20 properties. I am most excited to see them bring hotels to the Tampa and Sarasota markets as we frequent Florida and find the options for hotels in Tampa especially somewhat limiting. It will be great to see where these hotels are located (beach proximity) and I am excited that they will be Tribute Portfolio which will offer a more boutique feel. The 3rd addition that they announced today is in Shanghai. As reported by Starwood’s news page,
Starwood Tribute Announces 3 New Properties
Tribute Portfolio, a collection of independent hotels and resorts from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced three new signings, bringing the brand’s footprint to 20 properties worldwide, exactly double the original growth projection for its first year. Continuing to global expansion with its first-ever property in China and continuing to expand in Florida with signings in Tampa and Sarasota, Tribute Portfolio maintains its steadfast position as having the fastest takeoff of any Starwood brand, ever, while also celebrating its individuality through innovative social media and brand partnership strategies. With a long runway to grow, Tribute Portfolio continues to add exceptional properties around the globe that offer guests and owners the ability to “Stay Independent.”
From the Bustling City of Shanghai to the Sunny Coast of Florida
With momentum steadily building for the one year old brand, Tribute Portfolio once again answers consumer demand with the addition of three properties in Shanghai, Sarasota and Tampa. When surveying Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) Members, the brand found that 62% would be very interested in staying at a Tribute Portfolio hotel in Shanghai. Answering this call, Tribute Portfolio will expand its footprint in Asia by adding a property in the cosmopolitan Chinese city. Members also told the brand that beach destinations remain at the top of their list, particularly in Florida. As a result, the brand will open an additional two new properties in the Sunshine State: a 323-room hotel in Tampa, and The Sarasota Modern, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Sarasota.
About Tribute Portfolio
Launched in April 2015 as Starwood’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels, Tribute Portfolio is comprised of exceptional independent hotels around the globe, offering guests and owners the ability to “Stay Independent.” From boutique resorts to urban destination properties, guests can enjoy access to outstanding upper upscale hotels with an indie spirit while benefitting from the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program.
If you’re looking for a way to earn even more Starpoints, you may want to consider the Starwood credit cards, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.
New properties to choose from is always good news! It means more options for SPG loyalists! Are you excited about any of these new Tribute locations?