Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Headquarters 231
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
The headquarters provides Starwood Hotels &
an owner/developer experience area and
Resorts Worldwide with a modern workplace
design studios where Starwood can develop
that showcases the company’s leading global
and reﬁne new concepts with franchisees.
hospitality brands. Compared to Starwood’s previous ofﬁce, The design team led interviews and site
the headquarters is designed to decrease
observations at the old ofﬁces to develop
energy use by up to 25 percent and water
a deep understanding of Starwood’s work
consumption by 40 percent. The design layout
processes. Based on this research, the team
creates open spaces with an abundance
established customized space standards
of natural light. The building includes
for workstations, ofﬁces, shared spaces
energy-conserving lighting, recycled carpet,
and support areas. The standards create
FSC-certiﬁed wood, low-VOC ﬁnishes and
new space efﬁciencies while improving
water-conserving plumbing ﬁxtures.
collaboration and ﬂexibility. HOK led the design of the headquarters, The headquarters provides a welcoming
including the expanded entry and reception
environment for visiting executives from
areas for the building and Starwood. HOK
its nine hotel brands by communicating
collaborated with Jump Studios, which
Starwood’s holistic values while preserving
led the design of the owner/developer
its individual brands.
Featuring model rooms for Starwood brands including W, St. Regis, Sheraton, Aloft and others, the facility also has executive ofﬁces,
◄ main lobby
2014 design annual
270,000 sq. ft. / 25,100 sq. m.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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