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Starwood’s independent hotel consortium The Luxury Collection’s portfolio is now four properties heavier in Europe, the hotel conglomerate announced Tuesday. The hotels, which have either opened or will open by the end of July, are located in Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Turkey. The Luxury Collection portfolio will have more than 100 hotels across the globe by the end of the year.

“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with our owner partners with each of these exciting projects under The Luxury Collection brand, as we continue to grow in both established and emerging destinations in Europe,” said Michael Wale, President,Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Growing in lockstep with the increasing global demand for luxury, Starwood remains focused on working with the right partners on the right properties in destinations emblematic of new luxury travel trends.”

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