Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa will open in May 2011 in Cabo Velas, Costa Rica.

Starwood and Desarrollos Hoteleros Guanagaste, a fully owned subsidiary of Reserva Conchal, have signed a management agreement to reflag the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort in Guanacaste as a Westin. The property will undergo extensive renovations to its 406 suites and all public areas.

The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa is centered around an expansive lagoon-style pool and features beautiful gardens, suites, thatch-roofed bungalows, and ocean and forest views. Including its signature Westin Spa, the resort will also offer a variety of outdoor recreation and nightly entertainment. The resort is located adjacent to the championship Robert Trent Jones II golf facility and features several restaurants serving both local and international cuisine.

The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa will be the first Starwood property in Costa Rica in 20 years, Starwood’s first all-inclusive resort, and the newest member of the Westin brand’s 40-property resorts portfolio. Westin currently has five hotels in Mexico and one in Guatemala, and will be opening five more in Latin America in the next four years including The Westin Libertador in Lima, Peru; The Westin Guadalajara, Mexico; The Westin Panama, and The Westin Playa Bonita, also in Panama.