The new W Beijing Chang’an has opened its doors, marking the 45th W Hotel worldwide and the second in mainland China after the W Guangzhou.
A robotic butler (dubbed a Botlr) has started work at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California.
Starwood Hotels has unveiled a version of its SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app for Google Glass, which it says is the first of its kind.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts said none of its properties will serve dishes with shark fin as an ingredient by the end of the year.
Starwood will debut its W Hotels brand in the Netherlands with the new W Amsterdam, scheduled to open in Autumn 2015.
Starwood Hotels is testing a new feature that would replace keys and membership cards with a smartphone app