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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Headquarters 231

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Completion: 2012

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.

experience area.

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.


2014 HOK Design Annual