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It's possible, but company won't say when
Japanese-owned Westin Hotels & Resorts of Seattle, Wash., is interested in having a hotel in San Antonio, especially with the attention drawn here by the North American Free Trade Agreement. Westin already has a foothold in Mexico and other Latin American countries, and much of the hotel chain's future development is pointed south of the Rio Grande River.
Company officials, however, won't confirm when -- or even if -- they plan to operate a Westin hotel in San Antonio.
"We'd be delighted to manage a hotel in San Antonio," says Scott Woroch, vice president of development at Westin North America. "We've spoken to people who might build a hotel in San Antonio and people interested in making changes in management."
Woroch adds that Westin has targeted markets where it would like to be, and San Antonio is high on that list. Also, because Westin prefers to be in a market's best location for hotels, it probably would be downtown here.
Just two years ago, Westin's local plans were more definite. Former Westin Vice President of Development Bob Sours told the …