Andrew Taylor joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Director of Acquisitions & Development for the Pacific Region including Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in June 2011.
Since joining Starwood, Andrew has led the company’s growth across the Pacific region including signing the following significant deals:
- W Brisbane (305 rooms)
- Westin Perth (368 rooms)
- Aloft Perth (224 rooms)
- Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane (246 rooms)
- Sheraton Fiji Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island (100 rooms)
- Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne, Docklands (269 rooms).
Starwood operates 9 world class brands across more than 1,600 hotels globally.
In Australia, Fiji and New Caledonia Starwood manages 22 upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Westin and Le Meridien brands and just signed and converted two properties into the Luxury Collection in early 2012.
Starwood is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Starwood, Andrew was the Development Manager at Mirvac Hotels & Resorts for over 5 years.
During his tenure, Mirvac Hotels increased its footprint from 28 to 47 hotels and resorts in CBD and regional locations across Australia and New Zealand.
Andrew also holds a law degree and was a qualified lawyer for over 6 years, working mainly on real estate and property transactions.
Andrew’s experience spans the full gamut of hotel management, acquisition and development deals including hotel conversions, large scale refurbishment & rebranding projects, mixed used developments, branded residential projects and the construction of a number of corporate and leisure based hotels in both CBD and regional resort locations.