Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Former GE Executive Dene Rogers Senior Vice President Of Strategic P

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today the appointment of Dene Rogers to Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning.
In his new role, Rogers is responsible for leading Starwood`s strategic planning process and the development of a strategic business plan to guide the company`s operating decisions in the coming years. Rogers will also serve as a member of the company`s senior operating committee. He will report to Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood`s Chairman and CEO.

Rogers joins Starwood from GE Capital Corporation where he was a senior vice president of business development. Prior to his tenure with GE Capital, Rogers was with Booz Allen & Hamilton, an international management consulting firm. Prior to this, he ran his own energy consulting firm in Japan. He is a graduate of Yale University and is originally from Perth, Australia.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dene to our team. His global experience at GE will be a terrific asset to Starwood and its brands which currently operate in more than 80 countries around the world,” said Sternlicht.

Rogers will be based at Starwood`s corporate office in White Plains, NY and resides in Cos Cob, Connecticut with his family.

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 .