STAMFORD, Conn.–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of the Philadelphia Airport Complex to The Lightstone Group and its affiliates. Located on Island Avenue one mile from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the Philadelphia Airport Complex consists of three Starwood properties including the 252-room Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport, the 177-room Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport and the 136-room Aloft Philadelphia Airport. All three properties will be operated by Island Hospitality, undergo renovations and continue to fly the three brand flags.
“We are pleased to announce the sale of the Philadelphia Airport Complex, furthering our asset-light strategy,” said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood. “The Lightstone Group is a terrific partner for us and we look forward to collaborating with them on the future success of these hotels.”
Starwood purchased the Philadelphia Airport Complex in 1998 and converted the two existing hotels to its Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton brands. The company then built and added Aloft Philadelphia to the complex in 2008. In close proximity to the city’s downtown, the hotels are convenient to several major corporations, including Atlantic Aviation, United Parcel Service and Boeing Corporation, and to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex – home to Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park.
The Lightstone Group currently owns two Starwood properties – Aloft Rogers-Bentonville and Aloft Tucson University.