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Charles Woo Named Managing Director at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
and Area Managing Director for Hong Kong and Macau



Hong Kong, 9 March 2011
– The new year sees a new leadership at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. The flagship Sheraton hotel in Hong Kong warmly welcomes Charles Woo to the position of Managing Director at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers and Area Managing Director for Hong Kong and Macau.

Besides managing the operations of the hotel and responsible for the continued success of Sheraton as the leading hotel providing luxurious comfort in Hong Kong, Charles also oversees Starwood’s footprints in Hong Kong and Macau, including W Hong Kong, Le Méridien Cyberport and The Westin Resort, Macau.

“Sheraton is Starwood’s largest brand, and Sheraton Hong Kong is one of the most distinguished properties amongst Starwood’s portfolio,” Charles explained. “It is a highly exciting time to rejoin Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers after my last assignment here 22 years ago and I believe it will be a fascinating journey ahead.”

A native of Hong Kong, Charles’ experience in hospitality industry spans 33 years.  He began his career as Management Trainee with ITT Sheraton in 1978 and spent 15 years with Sheraton hotels in Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, Boston, Brunei, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tianjin and Shanghai.  During his tenure, Charles has held senior positions including General Manager in Tianjin and Shanghai as well as Area Controller for East Asia.

Prior to joining his current role, Charles, was the president of The Sutton Place Hotels Group, where he oversaw the entire group portfolio in both Canada and United States, a position he had held since 1993.  Charles holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA, both from University of Oklahoma in the United States.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $5 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 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.
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Contact:

Mr Cyrus Im
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (852) 2732 6827
cyrus.im@sheraton.com


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Also See: Lilian Hui Lai-ha, Purchasing Manager of Sheraton Hong Kong, Recognized for 30 years of Service / October 2008

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers Appoints Richard Cross as Executive Chef / October 2006

The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers Completes US$ 45 million Refurbishment of 782 Guest Rooms / November 2003


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