Hans Altenhoff Appointed General Manager of the
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas
Plantation, Fla. - July 5, 2007 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,
Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of 21-year hotel
industry veteran Hans Altenhoff as general manager of the all-new Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas, which opened its doors June
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 offers 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, Altenhoff will oversee the overall operations
of the new 694-room Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, including food and beverage,
housekeeping, maintenance, and sales. Altenhoff is also responsible
for ensuring that established Sheraton brand standards are met in the areas
of service, employee and guest satisfaction.
Altenhoff comes to the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort from the 659-room
Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Bal Harbour, Fla., where he held the
position of general manager for the past five years. During this
time, he received the “Sheraton Brand MPSI Award for 2004” at the World
Conference; the “Outstanding Balance Performance Award for 2006” for the
southeast region; and Starwood’s Award for the “Leadership and Dedication
throughout the 2005 Hurricane Season.” Under Altenhoff’s leadership,
the Sheraton Bal Harbour received one of the highest Employee Satisfaction
Index in North America’s Starwood Hotels.
From 1989 to 2002, Altenhoff also served as general manager at five
other Starwood locations throughout the U.S. and Canada - Sheraton Hartford
Hotel in Hartford, Conn.; Sheraton Fredericton Hotel in New Brunswick,
Canada; Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Cerritos, Calif.; Princeville Hotel
in Princeville, Hawaii; and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.
During this time, and under his strategic direction, occupancy rates rose.
He also led the effective training of staff in the delivery of quality
service, raised employee and guest satisfaction levels, and maximized revenues
and profits. Altenhoff also served as the food and beverage director
of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Washington, D.C., from 1986 to 1988.
Prior to joining Starwood, Altenhoff built, owned and operated several
restaurants and catering facilities from 1971 to 1985.
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 state-of-the
art 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.