Savvy Travelers Vote for More Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has earned the distinction of having 55 of its hotels and resorts included on Conde Nast Traveler`s prestigious Gold List and Gold List Reserve featured in the magazine`s January 2003 issue.


More than 28,000 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 annual Gold List.


Starwood boasts more hotels on Conde Nast Traveler`s 2003 Gold List and Gold List Reserve than any other hotel company. The hotels and resorts that won raves from 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 2003 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) / Kapalua Bay Hotel and Ocean Villas, Maui, HI (The Luxury Collection) / The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa, Tucson, AZ / The St. Regis, New York, NY / The St. Regis, Aspen, CO / W Seattle, Seattle, WA / The St. Regis, Washington, D.C. /
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Dana Point, CA
/ The Westin Grand Bohemian, Orlando, FL / The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
/ Princeville Resort, Kauai, HI (The Luxury Collection) / The Royal Hawaiian, Oahu, HI (a Sheraton Hotel) / The Lodge at Koele, Lanai, HI (The Luxury Collection) / W New York - Union Square, New York, NY / Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai, HI (The Luxury Collection) / The Westin Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA / The Westin Providence, Providence, RI / The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX / The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands / The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX / The Westin Grand, Vancouver, BC, Canada / Park Tower, Buenos Aires, Argentina / The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC, Canada / The Westin Regina Golf & Beach Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico / The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / The Westin Regina Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico / Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers, Mexico City

EUROPE:
Hotel Bristol, A Westin Hotel, Vienna, Austria / The Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy / Hotel Imperial, Vienna, Austria (The Luxury Collection) / Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy (The Luxury Collection) / Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, Austria (The Luxury Collection) / The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice, Italy / The Lanesborough, A St. Regis Hotel, London, England / Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy (The Luxury Collection) / Prince de Galles, Paris, France (The Luxury Collection) / The Westin Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy / Trianon Palace, A Westin Hotel, Versailles, France / The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain / Grand Hotel, Florence, Italy (The Luxury Collection) / Hotel Alfonso XIII, A Westin Hotel, Seville, Spain / The Westin Excelsior, Florence, Italy / Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy (The Luxury Collection) / The Westin Palace, Milan, Italy / Hotel Villa Cipriani, Asolo, Italy (a Sheraton hotel)


ASIA/AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC NATIONS: The St. Regis, Beijing, China / Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia / The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan / Sheraton Fiji Resort, Nadi, Denarau Island, Fiji Islands / Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand / Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort, Nadi, Denarau Island, Fiji Islands / The Sheraton Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, Australia / Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia (a Luxury Collection hotel) / Sheraton Towers, Singapore / The Westin Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Members of Starwood Preferred Guest(R), Starwood`s award-winning hotel rewards program, can earn and redeem points at more than 750 Starwood hotels in 80 countries with no blackout dates. To become a Starwood Preferred Guest, please visit www.spg.com or call (877) - STARWOOD.


Reservations for any of the above-referenced hotels and resorts can be made by contacting the following: for Westin Hotels & Resorts, please call 1 800 WESTIN-1. For Sheraton reservations, please call 1-800-325-3535. For W hotel reservations, please call 1-877-WHOTELS. For St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please call 1-877-STREGIS (1-877-787-3447). Reservations for Luxury Collection hotels/resorts may be made through the worldwide Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries (1-800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada). For additional information, please visit Starwood`s brand websites at www.sheraton.com; www.westin.com; www.stregis.com; www.luxurycollection.com; www.whotels.com and www.fourpoints.com.


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 www.starwood.com.


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