The New York Mets and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) have announced a new partnership today, making Starwood the official hotel company of the New York Mets. Starwood has a variety of internationally renowned brands including Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels. This season the Mets will be staying at Starwood properties when they play on the road.
“Starwood hotels and resorts are the best in the business,” said Mets Executive Vice President and COO, Jeff Wilpon. “Since we have one of the world`s leading hotel companies based right in our backyard, it seemed like a perfect union.”
Starwood Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht agreed, saying “We`re thrilled by the new partnership, and look forward to providing the Mets, and their fans with superior comfort while they`re on the road during what promises to be a winning season.”
Starwood has an award-winning portfolio of hotels and resorts, and boasts more properties on Condé 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 W New York - Union Square, The St. Regis in New York City, The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Royal Hawaiian in Oahu, Hawaii (a Sheraton Hotel).
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries, and 105,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels an resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, and The W brands. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc, is also one of the premier developers and operators of high-quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information please visit www.starwood.com.