Starwood Expands Westin Brand With New $23 Million Canadian Ski Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of the $23 million Westin Resort, Tremblant at Mont-Tremblant, located 75 miles north of Montreal, Quebec. The 126-suite, five-star resort features more than 4,100 sq. ft. of meeting space and is managed by Intrawest (NYSE: IDR), with Westin providing sales, marketing and Westin brand support through a franchise agreement.

The Quebecois-inspired Westin Resort, Tremblant is located in the heart of Tremblant`s pedestrian alpine village and offers 126 suites featuring a fireplace, Westin`s signature, all white Heavenly Bed(TM) and oversized bathrooms. Additional services and amenities include a full-service European beauty spa, fitness facilities, expansive meeting space, therapeutic outdoor swimming pool and ski valet. Tremblant is not only recognized throughout North America for its first class winter installations, but also for the diversity of activities offered to visitors throughout the rest of the year, including championship golf, fishing and water sports in Lake Tremblant and more than 50 km of hiking and biking trails.


Guests of The Westin Resort, Tremblant will also be able to earn their way toward free travel in Starwood`s frequent guest program, Starwood Preferred Guest. With more than 700 participating hotels and resorts in 80 countries, including 100 resorts around the world, the program is the industry`s most global and promises to be the best of the competition with a structure focused on simplicity, flexibility in redemption options and inclusion of all of Starwood`s brands including Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W hotels and Four Points.


Vancouver, BC-based Intrawest is the leading developer and operator of resort villages across North America. The company owns 10 mountain resorts, including Whistler/Blackcomb, rated North America`s #1 mountain resort. The company has significant investment in Compagnie des Alpes, the largest ski company in the world in terms of skier visits, and recently announced the acquisition of 45% of Alpine Helicopters Ltd., owner of the largest heli-skiing operation in the world.


This resort brings Westin`s resort collection to 32 properties, including the recently opened Westin Savannah Harbor Resort (Savannah, GA) and The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler (Whistler, BC).

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Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 115 hotels and resorts in 23 countries, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 725 properties in 80 countries and 120,000 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 and W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For reservations or more information please call (800) WESTIN-1, contact your travel counselor or visit http://www.westin.com. SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


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