Savvy Travelers Vote for More Starwood

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has earned the distinction of having 54 of its hotels and resorts included on Conde Nast Traveler`s prestigious Gold List and Gold List Reserve featured in the magazine`s January 2004 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 2004 Gold List and Gold List Reserve than any other hotel company. The hotels and resorts that won raves from Conde Nast 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 2004 Gold List and Gold List Reserve sections.
Members of Starwood Preferred Guest(R), Starwood`s award-winning hotel rewards program, can earn and redeem points at more than 740 Starwood hotels in more than 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 more than 740 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 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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