Starwood Opening of the Westin Warsaw

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announces the opening of the Westin Warsaw Hotel, located in the heart of the business and financial center of Warsaw on one of the city`s prime thoroughfares. Guests can currently enjoy a special opening rate of $172 per room per night valid till the end of August 2003. The hotel is owned by Hotel Atrium sp. z o.o and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts under its Westin Hotels & Resorts brand.

The Westin Warsaw Hotel, a five star 20-floor international business hotel, includes 361 rooms, conference facilities, ballroom, 1,600 square-foot presidential suite with panoramic view, “Fusion” restaurant, “JP`s” Bar and a fitness center. One of the most modern architectural elements of the hotel is a uniquely designed elevator encased in a transparent tube offering visitors spectacular panoramic views of the city. The hotel was designed by the architects John Portman & Associates of Atlanta, Georgia, Design Office Kazimierski and Ryba, Warsaw, Poland and Skanska Teknik Ab, Sweden. The interior design was elaborated by Wilson & Associates Inc. of Dallas, Texas.

The Westin brand takes great pride in providing exceptional standards of service and comfort, covering every aspect of a guest`s stay. All of the hotel`s guest rooms and suites feature the brand`s signature Heavenly Bed(R), Heavenly Bath(R) and numerous other guest amenities including Westin Service Express(R) and Westin One Call(R).

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is the owner and operator of Sheraton Warsaw Hotel & Towers, a luxury property that has set new standards for the hospitality industry in Poland.

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