Starwood Makes Its Entry Into Vietnam

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announces its entry into Vietnam with the opening of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in May 2003.


The opening of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers in Ho Chi Minh City will usher in a new level of upscale world-class hotel accommodations in Vietnam.


The Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers and Executive Residences are strategically located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City`s vibrant business and entertainment district on Dong Khoi, the city`s primary thoroughfare. The 23-story Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers offers unequalled business, recreation, retail, residential and entertainment options. Appealing to cutting-edge corporate and leisure travelers, the hotel will introduce the highest standard of personalized service, at the most prestigious address in the city. The Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers` opening is a timely event as it coincides with Vietnam`s growing popularity and the subsequent demand for upscale hotel accommodations.


Featuring 382 deluxe rooms and suites, with an average room size of 430 square feet, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers will boast floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms, separate bath and invigorating massage style Visy shower with overhead and mid-level jets.


Meetings and gala events in Ho Chi Minh City are also set to grow to a larger and grander scale as the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers will provide the city with its largest grand ballroom (8,169 square feet) featuring state-of-the-art audio visual options and equipment. With more than 19,000 square feet of comprehensive meeting and function space on the second and third floors, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is set to assume the mantle of the leading “events” hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Housed within the grand lobby of the hotel are the finest upscale designer boutiques including Versace, Armani and Gucci. Within the lobby, shoppers and guests can unwind at “The Lounge” to the soothing tones of the resident pianist in elegant surroundings.


The Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Executive Residences opened in February 2002. This residential development of 92 units, consisting of one, two and three bedroom Residences, is offered as part of the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers. The integration of a world-class hotel facility with luxury residential living provides the perfect blend for the modern city dweller in this emerging city.


The hotel will mix Asian and International cuisine to create a fusion unique to the Far East with contemporary dining options. The rooftop wine bar and nightspot, “Level 23”, will enable guests to dance the night away to live entertainment, enjoy an outstanding wine selection and view panoramic sights of the city.


Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the world`s first and foremost hospitality and interior design firm, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers promises to delight the most seasoned traveler, offering a myriad of options with unparalleled fitness facilities, including tennis, squash and an international Day Spa and Health Club.


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.


For additional information, please contact: Lisa Halim Corporate Communications Manager, Asia Pacific Starwood Hotels & Resorts 65-335 4803 (tel) [email protected]


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