Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced plans to expand its Sheraton brand in Quebec with the signing of the Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe Hotel.Owned by Beauward Shopping Centres LTD, the hotel will be connected to the new congress centre of Saint-Hyacinthe and Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe, slated to open by the end of 2017.“Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe represents another strong addition to the expanding Sheraton portfolio in the province of Quebec,” said said Bob Jacobs, Vice President of Brand Management, Sheraton North America. “As one of the most global hotel brands in Starwood’s portfolio, Sheraton continues to experience accelerated growth in key markets. Fuelled by strong partners like Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe we are working toward our goal of adding 150 new hotels by the year 2020 across the globe, and the signing of Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe is an important step in building that momentum in Quebec.”Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe will feature 205 guest rooms including 28 suites, spread over 16 floors. The hotel will offer a third-party restaurant, fitness centre and indoor pool, as well as the Sheraton® Club Lounge – a private space on the 17th floor where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks and evening hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, the hotel will feature function space spread across six meeting rooms as well as direct access to the municipal congress centre of Saint-Hyacinthe and Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe.“We are pleased to be working with key partners, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring Sheraton to Saint-Hyacinthe,” said Marc Bibeau, President of Beauward Shopping Centres LTD. “This new hotel will grant Saint-Hyacinthe a distinct visibility in the highly competitive business tourism market, bringing considerable economical results to the region. The Sheraton brand is an ideal fit for the location and our overall vision; we’re delighted to welcome a brand that seeks to create effortless travel experiences for its guests.”“Beauward is excited to be overseeing this important project for the city of Saint-Hyacinthe,” said André Fortin, Vice-President of Development, Beauward Construction. “We have high ambitions for the hotel and believe that working with the internationally-renowned Sheraton brand will significantly raise the bar in the area.”Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe Hotel will be located within Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe, a commercial and office complex comprising of 150 stores of retail space.Located in the Montérégie region near Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe offers a blend of town and country. The region is known as the agri-food capital of Québec and the first Canadian member of the prestigious international Association of Science Parks.