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Starwood to Open More Than 70 Hotels

From Morocco to the Maldives and China to Chile, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, will open more than 70 new hotels in 2005 and 2006 in choice destinations around the globe. Nearly half of these new hotels are outside of the United States, marking an exciting period of global development for the hotel giant.

“Our development momentum continues to be strong and we’ve won more than our share of hotel deals,” said Steven J. Heyer, Starwood’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our W and St. Regis brands are very sought after by the development community and Westin was actually the world’s fastest growing upper upscale brand in 2004 and is a terrific growth vehicle with lots of opportunities abroad. Sheraton is perhaps the most global brand in its category and its international pipeline is quite robust, particularly in China which is the hottest hotel market on the globe. Our moderately-priced Four Points by Sheraton brand still has plenty of room to grow both in the United States and abroad and we continue to aggressively expand the brand.”

New hotels scheduled to open in 2005 and 2006 include:

St. Regis/The Luxury Collection

—L’Amphitrite Palace, Skirhat, Morocco (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 176 rooms)


—Convento do Espinheiro, Evora, Portugal (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 60 rooms)

—Marques de Riscal, Elciego Alava, Spain (opening 1st quarter 2006, 40 rooms)

—Ballantyne Resort, Charlotte, NC (opening 1st quarter 2005, 249 rooms)

—U.S. Grant, San Diego, CA (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 284 rooms)

—St. Regis Hotel & Residences, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 269 rooms)

—St. Regis Resort & Residences, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 169 rooms)

Westin Hotels & Resorts

—The Westin Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh (opening 1st quarter 2006, 242 rooms)

—The Westin Real de Faula, Finestrat, Spain (opening 4th quarter 2005, 228 rooms)

—The Westin Camporeal Golf & Spa Resort, Turcifal, Portugal (opening 4th quarter 2006, 150 rooms)

—The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada (opening 4th quarter 2005, 202 rooms)

—The Westin Harvey, Irving, Texas, (opening 1st quarter 2006, 512 rooms)

—The Westin Macao Beach Resort, Punta Macao (opening 1st quarter 2006, 256 rooms)

—The Westin New Orleans WTC, New Orleans, LA (opening 1st quarter 2006, 653 rooms)

—The Westin Arlington Gateway, Ballston, VA (opening 1st quarter 2006, 336 rooms)

—The Westin Bellevue, Bellevue, WA (opening 1st quarter 2006, 337 rooms)

—The Westin Raleigh, Crabtree, Raleigh, NC (opening 1st quarter 2006, 222 rooms)

—The Westin Boston Convention Center Waterfront, Boston, MA (opening 2nd quarter 2006, 790 rooms)

—The Westin Memphis, Memphis, TN (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 201 rooms)

—The Westin Airport Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 200 rooms)

—The Westin BWI, Linthicum, MD (opening 4th quarter 2006, 260 rooms)

W Hotels

—W Maldives Fesdhu Resort, Fesdhu, Maldives (opening 1st quarter 2006, 80 rooms)

—W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, Dallas, TX (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 251 rooms)

—W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences, Scottsdale, AZ (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 225 rooms)

—W Hoboken Hotel and Residences, Hoboken, NJ (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 225 rooms)

—W LA Sunset, Los Angeles, CA (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 164 rooms)

—W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Residences, Fort Lauderdale, FL (opening 4th quarter 2006, 346 rooms)

Sheraton Hotels

—Sheraton Aleppo, Aleppo Syria (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 198 rooms)

—Sheraton Oran, Algeria (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 321 rooms)

—Sheraton Dreamland Hotel, 6th of October City, Egypt (opening 1st quarter 2006, 182 rooms)

—Sheraton Federal Palace, Lagos, Nigeria (opening 4th quarter 2006, 390 rooms)

—Sheraton Pattaya Resort, Pattaya, Thailand (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 131 rooms)

—Sheraton Xiamen, Xiamen, China (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 399 rooms)

—Sheraton Guiyang, Guiyang, China (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 387 rooms)

—Sheraton Haikou Resort, Haikou, China (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 330 rooms)

—Sheraton Ningbo, Ningbo, China (opening 4th quarter 2005, 480 rooms)

—Sheraton Sainte Marie Resort, New Caledonia (opening 4th quarter 2005, 200 rooms)

—Sheraton Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China (opening 4th quarter 2005, 320 rooms)

—Sheraton Hua Hin Resort, Hua Hin, Cha Am, Thailand (opening 1st quarter 2006, 250 rooms)

—Sheraton Real de Faula, Finestrat, Spain (opening 4th quarter 2005, 232 rooms)

—Arabella Sheraton Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany (opening 1st quarter 2006, 150 rooms)

—Sheraton Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain (opening 2nd quarter 2006, 266 rooms)

—Sheraton Salobre, Canary Islands, Spain (opening 2nd quarter 2006, 325 rooms)

—Sheraton Miramar, Vina del Mar, Chile (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 140 rooms)

—Sheraton Miami Mart Plaza, Miami, FL (opening 1st quarter 2005, 334 rooms)

—Sheraton Midwest City, Midwest City, OK (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 154 rooms)

—Sheraton Sharonville, Sharonville, OH (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 256 rooms)

—Sheraton JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 153 rooms)

—Sheraton Orlando Downtown, Orlando, FL (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 337 rooms)

—Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL (opening 4th quarter 2005, 282 rooms)

—Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown, Minneapolis, MN (opening 1st quarter 2006, 150 rooms)

—Sheraton Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, CA (opening 1st quarter 2006, 499 rooms)

—Sheraton Mount Laurel, Mount Laurel, NJ (opening 2nd quarter 2006, 200 rooms)

Four Points by Sheraton

—Four Points by Sheraton Patong, Thailand (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 200 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Dalian, Dalian, China (opening 2nd quarter 2006, 368 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 106 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Macae, Macae, Brazil (opening 1st quarter 2005, 156 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Colonia, Colonia, Uruguay (opening 4th quarter 2005, 100 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (opening 1st quarter 2005, 203 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Palmas Del Mar, Humacoa, Puerto Rico (opening 1st quarter 2005, 107 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, Canada (opening 1st quarter 2005, 139 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Wilshire Grand, West Orange NJ (opening 1st quarter 2005, 410 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, Plainview, NY (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 103 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach, Cocoa Beach, FL (opening 2nd quarter 2005, 75 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport, Mississauga, Ontario (opening 3rd quarter 2005, 201 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Victoria, Victoria, BC (opening 1st quarter 2006, 120 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton SOHO, New York, NY (opening 3rd quarter 2006, 153 rooms)

—Four Points by Sheraton Carol Stream, Carol Stream, IL (opening 4th quarter 2006, 90 rooms)