Starwood Hotels to open six new hotels and resorts in Australia, Pacific in 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expos that it plans to forge ahead with expansion in Australia and the Pacific, opening six new hotels and resorts this year. Reflecting strong demand in the region, the vigorous growth will be fuelled by Sheraton, as well as by a partnership between Starwood Preferred Guest and Virgin Australia. The six new properties to open in 2014 include Sheraton Melbourne Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane in Australia; Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji; Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa; Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort and Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel.
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Starwood upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays Barclays upgraded Starwood (HOT) to Overweight citing expectations for increased capital returns and catalysts from asset sales. The firm expects Starwood to close the valuation gap with Marriott (MAR) and raised its price target for shares to $89 from $84.