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Tim Rector Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in The Bahamas


 Plantation, Fla. – June 8, 2007 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) has named 29-year hotel industry veteran Tim Rector vice president of sales and marketing of the all-new Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in The Bahamas, which is set to open its doors on June 12, 2007.
 
The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is owned by Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. and operated by its subsidiary Cable Beach Resorts & Crystal Palace Casino.  The Sheraton will offer a unique and expansive set of guest offerings and amenities shared with those of the neighboring Wyndham Nassau Resort, also operated by Cable Beach Resorts.  
 
In his new position, Rector is responsible for the resort’s overall sales and marketing efforts, including advertising, promotion and public relations, as well as the recruitment, development and management of the sales, catering and convention services teams.  He will also work with Cable Beach Resorts on cross-marketing and promotional customer development endeavors.
 
“I am proud to have taken part in the growth and development of several notable Sheraton properties throughout my career, and relish the opportunity to bring the Sheraton brand to Nassau at a time when the tourism industry in the region is re-energized and expanding,” said Rector.  “Our customers will thoroughly enjoy the same Sheraton service standards they have come to expect, and will be delighted by the unparalleled location, and all-new rooms, restaurants and public spaces.”
 
Rector rejoins Starwood and Sheraton, where he held several executive sales and marketing positions from 1981-2000.  As director of sales in Starwood’s Global Sales Office in Chicago, he managed the sales team in the Midwest region, represented the company at a variety of industry conventions and conferences, and organized several major annual customer events.  He served as the director of sales and marketing for the 1,200-room Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, a position that also included catering duties.  Rector was also the director of sales of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where he coordinated all sales efforts in the pre- and post-opening of the 1,500-room property.  As director of sales and promotions of the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., he oversaw all management responsibilities, including sales, catering and convention services.  He also served as the sales/catering manager of the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.
 
Most recently, Rector served as regional director of sales and marketing for LXR Luxury Resorts and managed the sales and catering sales teams for the company’s Caribbean and South Florida resorts.  Prior to that, he was regional director of sales and marketing for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where he was responsible for the sales, catering, public relations and marketing efforts for eight Caribbean properties. 
 
Rector began his career in the hotel industry at Stouffers Hotels where he served as director of catering of Stouffers National Center Hotel in Arlington, Va., and restaurant manager of Stouffers Hotel in Oak Brook, Ill.
 
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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.  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, W®, Le Méridien and the recently announced aloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. 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.
 
About Cable Beach Resorts

Guests of the Wyndham Nassau Resort and The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort can enjoy activities and amenity entitlements at both properties.  Together, the resorts offer 1,244 guestrooms and suites, most with incredible ocean views; 15 restaurants and lounges; a complete tennis facility; an 18-hole resort golf course; over a half mile of Nassau’s best beach; and a variety of water sports. 
 
Located within the Wyndham Nassau Resort, the Crystal Palace Casino is open 24 hours and provides a Las Vegas-style gaming and entertainment experience in the warm and sunny atmosphere of the Caribbean.  The Crystal Palace Casino is the only casino on Cable Beach and features more than 500 state-of-the-art slot machines with ticket-in/ticket-out capability; video poker; and video blackjack, including popular titles like Wheel of Fortune and Monte Carlo. Guests may also wager at the casino’s Sports Book and Race Book, the only facility of its kind in the Caribbean, with 15 televisions and stadium seating for 90.  For reservations or additional information, visit www.CableBeachResorts.com.
 
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Contact:

 Leila B. Siman
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
914/640-2635
leila.siman@starwoodhotels.com

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Also See: Starwood to Assume Management of the Radisson Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas, and Convert the 691 room Resort into a Sheraton / December 2006
Cable Beach Resorts Targets $85 million Capital Investment Program for its Radisson and Wyndham Properties in Nassau, The Bahamas; Includes Complete Renovation and Re-branding of the 691-room Radisson Cable Beach / February 2006
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