Starwood Hotels, in advanced discussions for their second location in Romania – Bucharest

Following the SHERATON Hotel in CLUJ, Starwood Hotels is reportedly in advanced discussions with owners of GRAND HOTEL DU BOULEVARD in Bucharest for an affilliation to its premium brand line Luxury Collection. Grand Hotel du Boulevard was the first hotel built in Bucharest, in 1890 with a stunning French achitecture. The location of the hotel is also most central, on the corner of Calea Victoriei and Regina Elisabeta Bvd. Grand Hotel du Boulevard, owned by Romanian owned and based Niro group has been under renovation and restauration for more than 5 years, owners struggling with financing as well as restrictions imposed by municipality and Ministry of Culture, the building being included in the patrimony heritage listing. The SHERATON Cluj is due to open 2012.