Starwood to Open 15 New Hotels in India by 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will increase its portfolio of properties in India by 60 percent in the next three years, according to a plan announced Tuesday. Six of the 15 properties in development are Aloft hotels, three of which are scheduled to open this year -- Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield, Aloft Chennai and Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur. Also on the docket are a Sheraton in Bangalore and several Westins, including one in New Delhi.