WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 13, 2005 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has earned the distinction of having 51 of its hotels and resorts included on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List and Gold List Reserve featured in the magazine’s January 2005 issue. More than 20,000 Condé Nast Traveler subscribers voted for their favorite hotels, resorts and cruise lines around the world to make up the winners in the magazine’s 11th annual Gold List.
Many new properties in various regions around the globe made the lists for the first time this year, including The Westin Dublin, Ireland, The St. Regis Club at the Essex House, New York, N.Y., Hotel Schloss Fuschl, Salzburg, Austria (a Luxury Collection hotel), The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Grand Bahama Island and The Westin Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Two of the company’s prestigious Luxury Collection properties in Europe took top spots in the food category including Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy took the Number 1 position followed closely by the Hotel Schloss Fuschl which came in third.
The hotels and resorts that won raves from Condé Nast Traveler’s readers include many of Starwood’s world-class properties from the company’s diverse portfolio of brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton, Westin and W. Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List and Gold List Reserve sections include the following Starwood properties:
THE AMERICAS (including North/South America, Mexico and the Caribbean):
* = denotes Gold List Reserve status
Members of Starwood Preferred Guest®, Starwood’s award-winning hotel rewards program, can earn and redeem points at more than 750 Starwood hotels in more than 80 countries with no blackout dates. To become a Starwood Preferred Guest, please visit www.SPG.com or call (877) – STARWOOD.
Reservations for any of the above-referenced hotels and resorts can be made by contacting the following: for Westin Hotels & Resorts, please call 1 800 WESTIN-1. For Sheraton reservations, please call 1-800-325-3535. For W hotel reservations, please call 1-877-WHOTELS. For St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please call 1-877-STREGIS (1-877-787-3447). Reservations for Luxury Collection hotels/resorts may be made through the worldwide Luxury Collection Reservations offices, toll-free in 34 countries (1-800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada). For additional information, please visit Starwood’s brand websites at www.sheraton.com; www.westin.com; www.stregis.com; www.luxurycollection.com; www.whotels.com and www.fourpoints.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, 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 .