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Starwood Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date

31 March 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced today that it will release the Company’s first quarter financial results prior to market open on Thursday, April 30, 2009, followed by a conference call at 10:30am ET. The conference call will include a brief discussion of the quarter followed by questions and answers. The call will be moderated by Jason Koval, Vice President, Investor Relations.

Starwood announce new St. Regis resort Kanai, Mexico

30 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inchave announced plans to open a new St. Regis resort in Kanai, Mexico, an exclusive beachfront community surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mayan Rivera’s lush lagoons and pristine mangroves. Part of the Yucatan Peninsula’s celebrated ecological wonders, The St. Regis Kanai, Resort & Residences will open in 2011 and will feature 124 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites, 32 exclusive villas, four restaurants, a signature Remède Spa, oceanfront swimming pools, and two 18-hole signature golf courses designed by award-winning professional golf players Jose Maria Olazabal and Nick Faldo. Owned by ALHEL and GIM Desarrollos, The St. Regis Kanai will offer an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at one of the best addresses in the world.

Starwood open W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar

9 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announces today the opening of W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar - marking the entrance of W Hotels in the Middle East. W Doha is illustrative of Starwood’s market leading growth around the world as the company plans to open between 80 and 100 hotels this year, including its 1,000th property.

Four Points makes SE Asian debut

4 March 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. Owned by Global Ulpine Sdn. Bhd., the newly constructed hotel is the brand’s first to open in South East Asia.

Starwood announce the addition of five new hotels to its portfolio

20 February 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), the largest international upscale hotel operator in China with 47 existing properties, announces the addition of five new hotels to its growing portfolio. The new signings include the first St. Regis resort in Sanya; the first St. Regis hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan; the first Sheraton hotels in Jiangyin and Dalian; and a second Sheraton resort in Huizhou, Guangdong.

Starwood announced plans to open W Paris-Opéra in 2011

18 February 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced plans to open W Paris-Opéra in 2011, marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in France. Located in the chic and bustling Opéra area of Paris, amid lively cafés, contemporary designer boutiques, and buzzing restaurants and nightlife destinations, W Paris-Opéra will occupy an elegant 1870s Haussmann era building, close to the Galleries Lafayette and Place Vendome in an area where Paris earned its praise as the “City of Lights.” Owned by Meridia Capital, a Barcelona-based private equity global real estate fund, W Paris-Opéra will feature 90 stylish guest rooms, a world-class contemporary restaurant and destination bar, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with spa treatment rooms, and W Hotels’ signature lounge experience where guests are invited to mix, mingle and relax in a chic social atmosphere.

French debut for W Hotels

17 February 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open W Paris-Opéra in 2011, marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in France. Located in the chic Opéra area of Paris, W Paris-Opéra will occupy an elegant 1870s Haussmann era building, close to the Galleries Lafayette and Place Vendome in an area where Paris earned its praise as the “City of Lights.”

Iconic Hawaiian hotel re-opens as The Royal Hawaiian

6 February 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has re-opened of The Royal Hawaiian following a major refurbishment. Owned by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP and renovated by hospitality designers WCIT Architecture, the 592-room resort features 35 suites including 18 oceanfront and six two-story exclusive suites, more than 66,000 square feet of beachfront space and world class signature restaurants and lounges, including the world famous Mai Tai bar and Waikiki’s only beachfront luau.

Starwood announces 1,000th hotel

27 January 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwoodhas announced plans to open its 1,000th hotel in San Diego later this year adding to its portfolio of 940 properties in approximately 97 countries with 145,000 employees.This comes as part of Starwood’s proposal to open 100 hotels this year throughout the world and the group is on track to expand its portfolio by 40% in the next five years.

Starwood opens Charlotte Aloft

9 January 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the opening of its first Aloft in North Carolina, the Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the EpiCentre.Developed by owner and operator Noble Investment Group, the new hotel, is located in the heart the financial and banking district and is vertically integrated above the new, US$275-million mixed-use EpiCentre complex.