Starwood Earns over 50 Top Spots

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has earned the distinction of having 51 of its hotels and resorts included on Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List and Gold List Reserve featured in the magazine’s January 2005 issue. More than 20,000 Conde Nast Traveler subscribers voted for their favorite hotels, resorts and cruise lines around the world to make up the winners in the magazine’s 11th annual Gold List.
Many new properties in various regions around the globe made the lists for the first time this year, including The Westin Dublin, Ireland, The St. Regis Club at the Essex House, New York, N.Y., Hotel Schloss Fuschl, Salzburg, Austria (a Luxury Collection hotel), The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Grand Bahama Island and The Westin Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Two of the company’s prestigious Luxury Collection properties in Europe took top spots in the food category including Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy took the Number 1 position followed closely by the Hotel Schloss Fuschl which came in third.

The hotels and resorts that won raves from Conde Nast Traveler’s readers include many of Starwood’s world-class properties from the company’s diverse portfolio of brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton, Westin and W. Conde Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List and Gold List Reserve sections include the following Starwood properties:

THE AMERICAS (including North/South America, Mexico and the Caribbean):


  — The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ (The Luxury Collection)

  — St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA

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  — St. Regis Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

  — St. Regis Resort, Aspen, CO

  — St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C.*

  — The Westin Grand Bohemian, Orlando, FL*

  — Princeville Resort, Kauai, HI (The Luxury Collection)

  — The St. Regis Hotel, New York, NY

  — St. Regis Club at the Essex House, NY, NY*

  — The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX*

  — The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Grand Bahama
      Island, Bahamas*

  — The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman*

  — The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Vancouver, BC, Canada*

  — The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC, Canada

  — The Lodge at Koele, Lanai, HI (The Luxury Collection)

  — Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai, HI (The Luxury Collection)

  — The Royal Hawaiian, (a Sheraton hotel), Honolulu, HI*

  — The St. Regis Hotel, New York, NY

  — St. Regis Club at the Essex House, NY, NY*

  — The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX*

  — The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Grand Bahama
      Island, Bahamas*

  — The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman*

  — The Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina, Vancouver, BC, Canada*

  — The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC, Canada

  — Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas,
      Mexico*

  — Park Tower, Buenos Aires, Argentina (a Luxury Collection
      hotel)*

  — San Cristobal Tower, Santiago, Chile (a Luxury Collection
      hotel)*

  EUROPE:

  — Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, Austria (The Luxury
      Collection)

  —Hotel Schloss Fuschl, Salzburg, Austria (The Luxury Collection)

  —Hotel Bristol, A Westin Hotel, Vienna, Austria

  —Hotel Imperial, Vienna, Austria (The Luxury Collection)

  —The Lanesborough, A St. Regis Hotel, London, England

  —Hotel Kamp, Helsinki, Finland (The Luxury Collection)

  —Prince de Galles, Paris, France (The Luxury Collection)

  —Trianon Palace, A Westin Hotel, Versailles, France

  —The Westin Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  —Hotel Villa Cipriani, Asolo, Italy (a Sheraton Hotel)

  —Grand Hotel, Florence, Italy (The Luxury Collection)

  —The Westin Excelsior, Florence, Italy (The Luxury Collection)

  —St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, Italy*

  —The Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy* (The Luxury Collection)

  —Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy (The Luxury
      Collection)

  —The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice, Italy (The Luxury
      Collection)

  —Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy (The Luxury Collection)*

  —Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy (The Luxury Collection)*

  —The Westin Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy (The Luxury
      Collection)

  —The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland*

  —The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain (The Luxury Collection)

  —Hotel Maria Cristina, A Westin Hotel, San Sebastian, Spain (The
      Luxury Collection)

  —Hotel Alfonso XIII, A Westin Hotel, Seville, Spain (The Luxury
      Collection)

  ASIA/AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC NATIONS:

  —St. Regis Hotel, Beijing, China

  —Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia * (The Luxury
      Collection)

  —Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand

  —Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Port Douglas, Australia

  —The Westin, Melbourne, Australia

  —Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia

  —The Westin, Sydney, Australia

  —W Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  * = denotes Gold List Reserve status


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