WHITE PLAINS, N.Y , November 3, 2005 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today the Sheraton Yankee Clipper reopened Wednesday, November 2, bringing all 14 of its South Florida hotels back on line and open for guests within 10 days of Hurricane Wilma hitting the shores of Florida.
The other Starwood properties, which are currently open are:
. The Atlantic, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
. Sheraton Yankee Trader, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
. Sheraton Miami Mart, Miami, FL
. Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach, Miami, FL
. Sheraton Beach Resort Key Largo, Key Largo, FL
. Sheraton Suites Key West, Key West, FL
. The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL
. The Diplomat Country Club & Spa, Hallandale Beach, FL
. The Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
. The Westin Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
. Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
. Sheraton Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, FL
. Sheraton Suites Plantation, Plantation,
At the Sheraton Yankee Clipper, 115 of the 501 rooms will be out for some period for repairs from the hurricane. Details on each of the other hotels are available at www.starwoodhotels.com .
Unfortunately, due to the direct hit by Hurricane Wilma to the Cancun resort area, the Sheraton Cancun Resort and Towers and The Westin Regina Resort are not scheduled to reopen until December 20, 2005.
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. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and W®. Starwood Hotels also owns 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