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Radisson Hotel San Diego Reflagged

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the reflagging of the Radisson Hotel San Diego to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley. The 260-room hotel, situated at 1433 Camino del Rio South, is located near two business districts, the San Diego Convention Center, several tourist attractions, 20 major restaurants, two shopping malls and a 27-hole golf course. The first phase of a $5.9 million renovation was recently completed with the remaining phase to be completed by end of first quarter of 2005. The hotel will continue to be managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
“We are pleased to be expanding Starwood’s presence in southern California to more than 30 hotels,” said Joe Terzi, vice president, operations, southern California for Starwood. “This dynamic and most important market is well-represented by Starwood and all of its six illustrious brands.”

“We are extremely excited about this change and what it will mean to the San Diego market,” said the hotel’s General Manager Mark Luttik. “The Sheraton brand carries with it a tremendous history of exemplary service and hospitality and we feel privileged to have that here in Mission Valley.”

This conversion, following the renovation of the guestrooms and lobby, brings signature amenities and services that have made the Sheraton brand famous. The hotel now features the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed(R), offering guests a custom-designed bed, featuring a high coil-count Sealy Posturepedic Plush-Top(R) mattress set, crisp cotton sheets, a plump duvet and five cushy pillows. In addition, guests staying at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley will experience the Sheraton Service Promise, which ensures that customers are completely satisfied with their stay.

Guests who stay at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley will be able to earn their way toward free travel in Starwood Preferred Guest(R), consistently rated the best hotel frequency program in the world. With more than 700 participating hotels and resorts around the world, the program is the industry’s most global and offers a structure focused on simplicity, flexibility in redemption options and inclusion of all Starwood’s brands.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the nation’s largest independent hotel management company, operating more than 260 hotels in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Russia and Portugal. For more information about Interstate, visit the company’s Web site,