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Starwood Opens 13th Property in New York City, the
158-room Four Points By Sheraton Hotel
in the Chelsea District
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March 2004 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), the largest hotel operator in Manhattan, has opened its first mid-priced property in New York City - the Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea. The newly built 158-room hotel is located in the fashionable Chelsea district of Manhattan, known for its multitude of galleries, eclectic nightlife, outstanding restaurants and shopping. The hotel is owned by Chelsea Grand, LLC and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
 
Located on the south side of West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, the 22-story, 158-room, Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea features a traditional brick and stucco exterior with a chic vintage sport interior and all of the quality guest services and amenities of the Four Points by Sheraton brand. The hotel features two suites on the 22nd floor that offer commanding views of the midtown Manhattan skyline. Chelsea is well known for its art galleries, designers, 
L-R: Keith Lam, Director of Chelsea Grand LLC,
John Lam, Chairman of Chelsea Grand LLC,
Hoyt Harper II, Senior Vice President of Four
Points by Sheraton and Hung Luk, Executive
Director of Chelsea Grand LLC
restaurants, bars and lounges. The hotel is located within a 11/2 mile radius of almost every major business sector in New York and is near FIT (Fashion Institute and Technology), the fur district, the toy and gift district and the flower district.

"Adding this Four Points by Sheraton property confirms our commitment to meet the demand for quality full-service hotels in the mid-priced market, a true distinction for the brand," said Hoyt Harper, the brand's senior vice president. "Bringing the Four Points by Sheraton brand to Manhattan adds great value to Starwood's already strong presence in New York City. Since its inception in 1995, the Four Points by Sheraton brand has grown to 136 properties (111 in North America) in 16 countries and is gaining the recognition it deserves as the mid-scale brand for business and leisure travelers, as well as the meetings market."

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel operator in New York City with 13 properties including the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, The St. Regis, The Westin New York at Times Square and the newest of its five W hotels in New York, W New York - Times Square. With the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea, every Starwood brand is represented in New York City.

The Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea is not only unique in its urban center location, but also in its styling - representative of what one will come to expect from Four Points by Sheraton as the brand continues to grow. In addition to the sleek décor, all guest rooms are spacious and feature a comfortable workspace and two telephones with dataport, free high-speed Internet access (HSIA) and complimentary bottled water. A full-service restaurant offering Asian-Fusion cuisine - located on the lobby level and featuring a lively glassed atrium setting - will open in May. 

Four Points by Sheraton, with 136 properties in 16 countries, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Contact:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Mark Ricci, Public Relations Manager
Tel: (914) 640-8496
mark.ricci@starwoodhotels.com

 
Also See: Two Hotel Developers Name Interstate Hotels & Resorts to Manage Properties in New York City and Connecticut / July 2003
Hotel Development Continues in New York City / July 2003
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