Starwood sells The Westin Excelsior Rome to Katara Hospitality for €222 million
The historic hotel will be renovated in the next five years, including a top-to-bottom transformation of all guestrooms, as well as upgrades to the hotel’s public areas.
As has been the case with other recent sales of Starwood hotel assets, the property will continue to be operated by Starwood under a new long-term management agreement.
Opened in 1906, The Westin Excelsior Rome boasts a premium location on Via Veneto, one of Rome’s most celebrated streets. The 316-room hotel is adjacent to the American Embassy and close to all of Rome’s leading attractions, including the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel.
Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a bar, a WestinWorkout Fitness Studio, Kami Wellness Center, an indoor pool and a 24-hour business center.
With 14,000 square feet of meeting space, The Westin Excelsior Rome is also a leading venue for wedding banquets, government delegations and meetings.
“This agreement marks our third property in Italy. The Westin Excelsior Rome is the epitome of what Katara Hospitality looks for in a hotel,” said Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality. “Its grand and statuesque appearance is the ultimate in luxurious hospitality. The hotel is a welcome addition to our growing global portfolio of iconic properties, and we are delighted to be continuing to set the standard for luxury hospitality the world over.”
The transaction increases Katara Hospitality’s portfolio to 35 properties in operation or under development and marks its third owned hotel in Italy.