A company that operates hotels and resorts around the world says it plans to hire about 180 people later this year for a new customer call center in Wichita.
Officials of the Kansas Department of Commerce and Starwood Hotels announced plans for the center Thursday.
Starwood says it plans to expand the center in the next five years, and could hire as many as 900 people in all.
The company is based in Stamford, Conn., and owns or manages Westin, Sheraton and other hotels and resorts.
The Wichita center will be one of several around the country. Employees will help guests book reservations at Starwood facilities and provide member services.
The company plans to start taking job applications in June.