WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 4, 2005) - Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is giving members who donate USD $50 or more to the Red Cross or Starwood Hurricane Relief Fund a one-time award of 500 Starpoints®.
Members worldwide are eligible for cash donations made through October 31, 2005. Donations to the Starwood Relief Fund will directly benefit the affected valued Starwood associates from the Sheraton New Orleans, W New Orleans and W French Quarter hotels as well as relief agencies. For more information, please visit www.spg.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood® corporation is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and W®, Hotels and Resorts 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.starwoodhotels.com .