Starwood Appoints Accomplished Spa Executive to Oversee Celebrated Spa Portfolio; Elaine Fenard Name

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Apr 3, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), one of the world`s premier owners and managers of spas, announced today the appointment of Elaine Fenard as vice president, spa development & operations.
In this newly created position, Fenard will be responsible for operations throughout Starwood`s spa facilities in North America. She will also manage all new spa development projects. Fenard will report directly to Glenn Tuckman, senior vice president, North American hotel operations.

Starwood`s diverse portfolio of destination spas and spa facilities boasts some of the most highly rated in the country. The Center for Well-Being at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Lodge at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii and The Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, were recently featured on Conde Nast Traveler`s 2002 40 Best Spas in North America List. Starwood`s collection of spa facilities in the U.S. are complemented by an impressive portfolio of international spas including The Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses and Spa, A Westin Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland and the soon-to-open Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia.

“Elaine`s strong background in spa operations coupled with her industry experience make her an outstanding choice to further define Starwood`s spa portfolio, and ensure that our high-standards are met on all future developments,” says Tuckman. “We are delighted to have someone with her impressive credentials join our team.”

Fenard is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of experience in the spa industry. She began her career with Coiffeur Transocean Inc., an international management company (acquired by Steiner Management Services in 1996), as manager of spa operations. Fenard advanced rapidly during her tenure with the company, and was ultimately named senior vice president of operations where her responsibilities included overseeing a diverse range of spa facilities around the world. Most recently Fenard served as a consultant for Steiner Maritime Services where she directed all phases of daily operations for the Disney Magic and Wonder Vista Spas.

Fenard has a comprehensive background in the spa industry commencing with a five-year apprenticeship with Raymond of London, and City & Guilds certification from the Pontypridd College of Further Education.


Starwood`s collection of spas in North America also includes:— The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona— The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona— St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles, California— The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, California— St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point (Gaucin Spa - 27 treatment rooms)— The St. Regis Aspen, Aspen, Colorado— The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida— The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, Georgia(Greenbrier Spa)— Century Plaza Resort & Spa, A Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California (Spa Mystique)— The Orchid at Mauna Lani, Kohala Coast, Hawaii (Spa Without Walls)— W New York, New York City (Away Spa)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit