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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens its Tenth Westin in China,
The 313-room Westin Hefei Baohe in Anhui Province

Hefei, China – Dec 23, 2010 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the grand opening of The Westin Hefei Baohe in Anhui Province, China. The Hotel is the 10th Westin hotel in China, and also the first Starwood hotel in Anhui province and is superbly located in the city centre. With well appointed rooms, ample function space, world-class cuisine options and Westin’s signature amenities, the Westin Hefei Baohe is set to raise the hospitality standards in Hefei. 
 
The Hotel is just 9 km from Luoggang International Airport, within 2 kilometers to government offices and 20 minutes to both the New High Technology Industrial Zone and The Economic and Technological Development Zone. It is also adjacent to the Wanda Plaza where an endless selection of restaurants, bars and world-brand departmental stores are available for its guests dining and shopping pleasures.
 
“ We are not only providing the product to our guest, but also let them have a Westin renewal experience here, we believe that both tourists and business travelers alike will delight in both the luxurious accommodations and instinctive services provided by The Westin Hefei Baohe..” said Paul Cunningham, General Manager of The Westin Hefei Baohe.
 
In addition to providing instinctive and personalized service, The Westin Hefei Baohe enhances guests' stay experience with uplifting White Tea fragrance and soothing music in all public areas, atmospheric lighting and innovative floral arrangements.
 
The Hotel also offers renowned Westin amenities including The Westin Heavenly® Bed, The Westin Heavenly Shower®, The Westin WORKOUT®, and The Westin Super Food. Guests seeking an opportunity to socialize will appreciate Unwind: a Westin evening ritual that features the tastes, sights and sounds of Hefei. The Westin Express Service® Center also provides any assistance a guest may need at the push of a button. 
 
The Hotel offers 313 guestrooms, including 22 suites and a 336 square meter Presidential Suite. Rooms are spacious, elegant and offer the utmost in comfort and style, with city or park view. To help guest keep in shape, the hotel has 2 Westin WORKOUT ROOMS that offer a Cross Trainer or Upright Exercise Bike and dumb-bells in the room. All guestrooms also offer a choice of wireless or cabled high-speed internet access, ipod docking station and connectivity panel.

The five distinctive dining venues in the Hotel will lead guests on a journey of culinary delights and nourishments, whether it is authentic Cantonese and local Anhui dishes in Zen5es, international buffet or a la carte at Seasonal Tastes or grills in Grange which offers world-class steaks, seafood and a wine and cigar Bar. Daily Treats offers a wide range of pastries and cakes. Guests can unwind further in the Lobby Lounge with a glass of cocktail or a cup of our signature tea. The Westin Hefei Baohe is definitely poised to be the latest rendezvous for every gourmet.
 
For meeting planners, the hotel offers more than 2,300 square meters of meeting and function space to suit every occasion. The Westin Grand Ballroom can be divided into three parts and all seven multi-functional meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities. The Hotel offers both wireless and connected high speed internet access in all areas of the hotel.
 
Hotel opening offer is @ RMB688/per room night and the valid from 23rd Dec, 2010 to 31st Mar, 2011. For more information or reservation, please call Customer Contacted Centre at 4008 688 688 or hotel at 86.551.2989 888, you could also email to reservation.hefeibaohe@westin.com or visit www.westin.com/Hefeibaohe.
 
 
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 170 hotels and resorts in over 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT).  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM.  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.

(Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.) 
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Contact: 

Victoria Ye
Marketing Communication Manager
Tel.86.551.2989.345
Fax.86.551.2989.360
victoira.ye@westin.com

 

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Also See: China Becomes Starwood’s Second Largest Hotel Market Behind U.S. with 60+ Hotels and 86 New Hotels in the Pipeline / October 2010

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Enters Into Agreements to Introduce The Luxury Collection Brand to China; The Astor Hotel Tianjin and The Malus Sanya, a New-Build Resort / January 2010
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