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Starwood Puts the World On Sale; Global Travelers Enjoy Up to 50% Savings

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jun 26, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Have you ever dreamed of hiking along the Amazon, exploring the catacombs in Rome or discovering the pyramids outside of Cairo?

There has never been a better time to plan your “dream” vacation by taking advantage of Starwood Hotels & Resorts` “World Travel” international travel promotion. Vacation budgets can now be stretched twice as far with incredible savings of up to fifty percent (50%) at many of Starwood`s finest hotels. Beginning July 1, 2002, the “World Travel” promotion provides leisure travelers with a value-added opportunity to stay at Starwood`s participating Westin, Sheraton, W, Luxury Collection, St. Regis and Four Points by Sheraton brands.

Whether it`s enjoying the mystical desert lands of Africa and the Middle East, the lush forests and sandy beaches of Mexico and Latin America, Europe and Asia`s rich history, or Australia`s enduring native culture and exotic wildlife - leisure travelers can get the most out of their travel experience by paying less to stay at highly-regarded Starwood properties, which represent some of the finest accommodations in the world.

The “World Travel” promotion is available at participating Starwood hotels in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa from July 1 until September 30, 2002, and in Europe from July 1 through August 31, 2002. Rates begin as low as US $ 80 in Latin America, US $107 in Europe and US $ 65 in Asia Pacific and can be booked by visiting or by contacting your local travel professional.

“The `World Travel` promotion was developed to directly respond to consumer demand for competitively-priced and value-driven vacation options,” said Bob Moore, senior vice president of global sales for Starwood. “Never before has there been a better or more cost-effective time to experience some of the world`s most extraordinary destinations. By making some of the world`s most sought-after accommodations accessible at a dramatically discounted rate, travelers have a chance to see the world for less.”


Although Starwood`s “World Travel” rates differ by property, all are fully commissionable to travel agents. Additionally, travelers will earn points in the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program, voted the number one hotel loyalty program in the world since its inception in 1999. The Starwood Preferred Guest program was designed as the simplest, most flexible and rewarding program of its kind, offering its members the ability to earn points more quickly and easily towards free room nights than any other hotel loyalty program. Other celebrated program features include no blackout dates, hassle-free award redemption and an unrivaled portfolio of hotels and resorts.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 740 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

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