Orlando, FL (February 19, 2010) –Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. (SVO), the fractional and vacation ownership division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced the opening of the first phase of The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert. The resort is the second Starwood Vacation Ownership resort in California. The company also operates The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas in nearby Rancho Mirage, California.
The first phase of The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert consists of five three-story buildings, a clubhouse, teen activity room, family activity room, Westin Kids Club, tennis courts, three swimming pools, a waterslide, barbecue grill areas, multiple outdoor whirlpool spas, a WestinWORKOUT fitness facility, a steam room and a sauna. This phase includes 74 two-bedroom lockoff villas with luxurious features and amenities. Guests will delight in the separate living and dining areas, private balconies, flatpanel televisions, DVD players, stereos, high-speed wireless Internet, full kitchens, and the signature Westin Heavenly Bed and Westin Heavenly Bath. Upon completion, the resort will have a total of 300 two-bedroom lockoff villas.
“It is a pleasure to welcome our first guests to The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert. The Desert Willow community is one of the premier vacation destinations in the area and has two of the best public golf courses in the country, which provide the perfect landscape for this truly magnificent resort,” said Serge Rivera, Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc.
For information on employment or sales at The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert please visit: www.starwoodvo.com
SOURCE: Starwood Vacation Ownership