Starwood`s Cheers Toronto Weekend

7th May 2003

The World Health Organization has lifted its travel advisory to Toronto, Canada and the city and its citizens are in full celebration mode.

Toronto area Sheraton and Westin Hotels - Sheraton Centre Toronto, The Westin Harbour Castle, The Westin Prince, Sheraton Gateway Toronto International Airport and Sheraton Parkway Toronto North - are also celebrating with a special weekend rate offer for leisure guests from the United States. The package, called “Cheers Toronto”, features overnight accommodations (Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings), based on double occupancy, with early check in option and a luxuriously late, 4 p.m. check out. A $20.00 food and beverage credit is applied to the guest room account upon arrival. “Cheers Toronto” is being offered, subject to availability, until July 31, 2003 at a rate of $159 Canadian (approximately $110 USD) per room, per night. Upon check-in, guests showing their U.S. identification will receive a complimentary one-hour Toronto Harbour cruise in Lake Ontario, courtesy of the hotel. And to round out the celebration, the province of Ontario has declared a tax holiday on the provincial room tax, a further savings of five percent! To book your packages please call Starwood Hotels & Resorts at 888-565-7654 or the hotels direct. Please note terms and conditions at the end of the press release.

The award-winning Sheraton Centre Toronto is located in the heart of the entertainment district, just steps from the Eaton Centre shopping mall, the best in live theatre, dining and renowned attractions. Don`t forget the swimsuits to enjoy the 25-metre indoor/outdoor pool with large sun terrace, fitness centre, full service Senses Spa and great dining and lounge options. Guests are pampered in the comfort of the plush top signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) beds, while receiving great service with Sheraton`s Service Promise. Located directly across from Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, guest rooms feature great views of Toronto by day and night. For more information please visit To book a Cheers Toronto package at the Sheraton Centre please call 1-800-325-3535 or the hotel direct at 416/361-1000.

A 20-year recipient of the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Award, The Westin Harbour Castle features a scenic waterfront setting and is located near major attractions, such as the Air Canada Centre, the CN Tower, theatre district and the impressive Eaton Centre shopping mall. With 977 elegantly appointed guest rooms - all with breathtaking views of Lake Ontario or the city skyline - The Westin Harbour Castle pampers guests with Westin`s signature Heavenly Bed(R), a large indoor pool, superb recreational facilities, lavish spa treatments at Votre Beaute European Day Spa, the Westin Kids Club(SM), and friendly service synonymous to the Westin name. The hotel also features a delightful array of restaurant and lounge options. For more information please visit To book a Cheers Toronto package at The Westin Harbour Castle please call 1-800-WESTIN-1 or the hotel direct at 416/ 361-7465.

The CAA/AAA four-diamond awarded Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto International Airport provides an uncommonly convenient location within Pearson International Airport, just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto. Steeped in luxury, the Sheraton Gateway offers the best of everything within a few short miles: fine shops and restaurants, galleries and international districts, even a waterfront with opportunities to boat and golf. Situated within three kilometers of some of Ontario`s finest golfing, the hotel is easily accessible to the 18 holes at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club or head off to nearby Lionhead Golf & Country Club with its 36 challenging holes on two championship courses. Impeccable landscaping highlights Lionhead`s 330 acres of natural terrain, featuring meadows, wetlands, and forests. The demanding Legends Course, was named the 3rd toughest course in North America by Golf Digest in May 2000. The hotel features great dining and lounge options, a 24-hour health club featuring indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness equipment. For more information please visit To book a Cheers Toronto package at the Sheraton Gateway please call 1-800-325-3535 or the hotel direct at 905/672-7000.


The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, Suite & Conference Center features 312 rooms and Jacuzzi suites. Located close to Paramount Canada`s Wonderland, downtown Toronto is an easy 20 minute drive away. The hotel boasts indoor and outdoor pools, steam rooms, whirlpool, squash, tennis, a 25,000 sq.ft. fitness club and virtual golf. A variety of on-site restaurants and lounges, with close proximity to many other dining and entertainment options, are sure to please. Shopping, movie theatrecomplexes and golf courses are in the near vicinity. Guest rooms feature Sheraton`s signature plush top Sweet Sleeper Beds. For more information please visit To book a Cheers Toronto package at the Sheraton Parkway please call 1-800-325-3535 or the hotel direct at 905/881-2121.

The Westin Prince has just completed an extensive $10 million renovation and enhancement. The resort-like hotel features 384 guest rooms and suites all outfitted with Westin`s signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath experience. Guests delight in the 16 acres of conservation parklands and gardens that surround the property while enjoying the hotel`s charming outdoor pool, sun deck, tennis courts, sauna, whirlpool, shuffleboard, putting green and scenic walking and jogging trails. A delightful array of restaurants and lounges tempt the palate, including the renowned Le Continental, an award-winning gourmet restaurant and Katsura, an authentic Japanese dining experience, including Sushi Bar. Located in the northeast corner of Toronto, the hotel is an easy 20 minute drive from both Pearson International Airport and the heart of Toronto`s entertainment district. For more information please visit To book a Cheers Toronto package at The Westin Prince please call 1-800-325-3535 or call the hotel direct at 416/444-2511.

Terms and Conditions:

The Cheers Toronto Package is valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until July 31, 2003. The promotional rate is subject to space availability and advance reservations are required. Some hotels may have capacity controls on this rate offer. The early check-in and late check-out options are subject to availability. The $20.00 food and beverage credit is placed on the account upon check-in and is in Canadian dollars. This rate is net, non-commissionable. The provincial tax on rooms is 5% and is waived in the province of Ontario until September 30, 2003. The rate is $159.00 Canadian, approximately $110 USD, based on the prevailing currency exchange rate. Currency exchange rates can fluctuate daily. Black out dates may apply at certain properties.

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. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor 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



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