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Starwood plots new Indian Sheraton

14 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood has signed an agreement with Joy Hotel and Resorts to manage the Sheraton Chandigarh Hotel. Scheduled to open in 2012, the new-build Sheraton underscores the brand’s steady growth in India where there are currently four Sheraton hotels open, with plans to at least double the brand’s footprint in the next three years.

Starwood marks 25th Aloft opening

8 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood has celebrated a key milestone with the opening of the 25th Aloft hotel worldwide - Aloft Arundel Mills in Hanover, Maryland. With the global growth of the Aloft brand, Starwood continues to progress on its journey to open its 1,000th hotel in 2009.

Starwood Debuts Two New Hotel Brands in Maryland

7 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and LTD Management Company introduce two new hotel brands to Maryland today with the opening of Aloft Arundel Mills and Element Arundel Mills. Aloft is the stylish new select service lifestyle brand inspired by W Hotels, and Element, which is inspired by Westin Hotels & Resorts, offers a compelling new experience for longer-stay guests.

Starwood Continues Middle East Expansion

5 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

From the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Dubai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today the signing of a hotel within The Luxury Collection brand in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. The new-build, 207-room property is expected to open in 2012, and is illustrative of Starwood’s market leading growth in the region and around the world.

Starwood announce intent to offer senior notes

1 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT)announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, five-year seniornotes through an underwritten public offering.

Starwood Litigation continues

24 April 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.  announced today that Judge Stephen C. Robinson, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, entered a Preliminary Injunction in connection with litigation filed last week by Starwood against Hilton Hotels Corporation and former Starwood executives Ross Klein and Amar Lalvani. Starwood alleges that Klein and Lalvani, aided and abetted by Hilton, stole massive amounts of proprietary and highly confidential Starwood information which was used to expedite Hilton’s entry into the lifestyle hotel market, reposition its luxury brands and substantially reduce its costs and risks of doing so.

Hilton suspends development of Denizen pending legal probe

23 April 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Hilton is temporarily suspending the development of its new lifestyle brand Denizen Hotels, following legal action by rival Starwood claiming corporate espionage and theft of confidential information.The Denizen team is led by Amar Lalvani and Ross Klein, former Starwood employees who were instrumental in developing its W lifestyle brand, and are named as co-defendants in the lawsuit.

Starwood announces the opening of the St. Regis Atlanta

14 April 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today proudly announces the debut of the St. Regis hotel brand in Georgia with the opening of The St. Regis Atlanta. Ideally located in the elite Buckhead community, the hotel features 151 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, 51 branded St. Regis Residences, Georgia’s first Remède Spa, a 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza, more than 16,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an impressive selection of world-class cuisine. Owned by SR Hotel Development Company, LLLP and designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, The St. Regis Atlanta combines modern sophistication with classic Southern style to offer an unparalleled level of luxury and bespoke service at one the best addresses in the world.