The company says it has 12 hotels in the city, but plans to have 18 including the Aloft and Element. Starwood says it plans 80 hotels in key markets around the world this year. This year it will open six new hotels in Manhattan, Long Island City and Brooklyn, representing 25% of the new hotel rooms in New York City.
Starwood also owns W, of which the company runs four in the city. The company also moved its Manhattan-based luxury and design-led brands from Chelsea to new headquarters in Tribeca.