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 The Westin Seattle Names Andrea Norton
as Hotel Manager
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SEATTLE- August 29, 2005- The Westin Seattle, Seattle's premier convention, business, and leisure hotel featuring 891 upscale rooms, announced today the appointment of Andrea Norton as Hotel Manager. 

Norton brings nearly fifteen years of experience in the hotel industry to her new position where she is tasked with overseeing the hotel's dozens of operations managers and ensuring all aspects of the day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently. 

She has worked in management roles for several properties owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, which owns The Westin Seattle. Norton has served in such notable positions as Director of Six Sigma for the Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa and St. Regis LA as well as Director of Rooms for the Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa. She has also served as Director of Rooms/Director of Operations at the W Hotel Westwood and Director of Rooms for the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel. 

"We are delighted to have Andrea onboard here in Seattle", said Elisabeth James, general manger, The Westin Seattle. "Her solid background in hotel operations combined with her ability to motivate employees and communicate effectively with guests made her the ideal person to serve as our hotel manager." 

Norton has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career including being named Manager of the Year, Manager of the Quarter, and a Certified Master Trainer. 

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 121 hotels and resorts in 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and was ranked "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains" in J.D. Power and Associates 2004 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction StudySM." Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 105,000 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.westin.com. 

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Contact:
Katie B. Wilkinson/The Westin Seattle 
425.220.1125
katie@kpublicrelations.com
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Also See: Yogi Hutsen Named GM at The Westin Seattle; Carla Murray Joins Sheraton Seattle Hotel Towers as GM / Dec 1999
 The 840-room Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Outfitting All Rooms with Original Artwork by Dale Chihuly / March 2002


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