Starwood`s Portfolio In China Grows To Fourteen With The Opening Of The Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announces its 14th property in China, the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel, which will welcome its first guest on March 16, 2002.
Located in the city center of southern Shenyang, the Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel is the city`s newest and largest hotel. Located in the heart of the newly established central business district, the hotel is just minutes away from The International Exhibition Center, the city center, the railway station and Taoxian International Airport.

“Starwood is a major hospitality player in China and has expanded from eight hotels in China in 1998 to 14 hotels today, with another five hotels under development and scheduled to open in China over the next six to 18 months,” said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., Asia Pacific. “The Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel is well positioned to cater to the growing needs of business and leisure development in the northern part of China,” added Ko.

The Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel boasts 623 guestrooms and suites. All accommodations feature guestrooms with comfortable beds and large duvets, large bathrooms, a wide range of bathroom amenities, writing desk with Internet connection, IDD lines with personal voice messaging system and a wide range of cable/satellite TV programs. Executive floors feature butler service, private lounge with separate check in area, business center, bars, restaurants and entertainment outlets as well as banqueting and conference facilities with a 500-seat capacity.

In China, Starwood`s portfolio currently includes ten Sheraton hotels in Suzhou, Xian, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Nanjing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuxi and Hong Kong; two St. Regis hotels in Shanghai, Beijing; and, one Westin hotel in Macau.

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