Stamford, Conn.-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said today that it will open Sacramento's first Westin hotel at the former Le Rivage hotel site in April.
Starwood is owner of the Westin and Sheraton brands.
The 101-room boutique hotel on Riverside Boulevard was purchased for a reported $16 million in December by a Southern California group identified as Urban Commons/Brighton Management.
Starwood said the hotel will undergo a $3.2 million renovation prior to re-opening under the Westin flag.
"We look forward to opening our first Westin hotel in the beautiful and dynamic city of Sacramento, as we continue to grow the brand in key destinations across the globe," said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts.
Povinelli said the newly renovated hotel will feature balconies overlooking the Sacramento River, extensive meeting space, an expanded fitness center and an outdoor pool/spa.
Opened in January 2008, Le Rivage had a tortured financial history amid the recession.
In February last year, Sacramento developer Robert Cook, managing partner of the original ownership group, put Le Rivage into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to prevent foreclosure on its $30 million debt to OneWest Bank in Pasadena. In May, however, the lender took back the property in a trustee sale.
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