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The Procaccianti Group Completes $25 million Upgrade of the Harvey Hotel
DFW Airport, Now Reflagged as The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - April 6, 2006 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and The Procaccianti Group (TPG) announced today that the former Harvey Hotel DFW Airport is now reflagged as The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Following significant upgrades throughout the hotel totaling $25 million, the prestigious 506-room property is now distinguished with not only a new flag, but will feature all of the signature upscale amenities and services guests have come to expect from the Westin brand. TPG, a new New England-based, full service, privately owned hotel ownership, management, and construction company owns and manages the property.

"We are delighted that TPG has selected the Westin flag to grace this fine hotel in the Dallas Fort Worth market and know that the visitors to the area will be well served by Westin's renowned hospitality," said Sue Brush, senior vice president, Westin Hotels & Resorts. "Our goal for the Westin brand is to provide accommodations that offer a retreat from the rigors of travel in which guests can relax and restore their mind, body and spirit in healthy ways."

Situated in Irving, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and 1.5 miles from DFW Airport, the immediate area provides instant access to upscale business, shopping and entertainment. DFW International Airport is the third busiest airport in the U.S. and has 1900 flights per day and serves 59 million passengers a year. The hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle service to DFW Airport throughout the day, as well as to a wide variety of companies in the DFW Airport area. The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport joins its sister property, Sheraton Grand Hotel DFW, as well as six other Sheraton and Westin properties in Dallas, in addition to W Dallas- Victory scheduled to open June 15, 2006.

Each of the 506 elegantly appointed guestrooms, including 58 luxurious suites, will feature Westin's signature Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. Guests at The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport will enjoy added amenities, such as rooms equipped with a large work area and a two-line speakerphone, wireless high speed Internet access, fully-stocked refreshment center and 24-hour inroom dining.

The hotel boasts 38,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with 31 breakouts all conveniently located on one level, as well as one of the largest ballrooms in Irving at 10,521 square feet. Additional guest services include WestinWORKOUT® Powered by Reebok fitness facility located on the top floor overlooking the pool and the DFW skyline.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. 

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Contact:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Ellen Gallo, 914-640-8167
ellen.gallo@starwoodhotels.com

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Also See: The Procaccianti Group Acquires the Harvey Hotel DFW Airport in Texas; Will Invest $20 Million to Renovate and Re-Flag as Westin / October 2004
Meridien Evicted from Dallas Hotel; LaSalle Hotel Properties Rebrands Hotel as Westin City Center Dallas; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Selected As Manager / July 2003
UBS Realty Investors Acquires the 432-room Westin Galleria Hotel in North Dallas for $95 million / April 2005


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