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Class Action Suit Initiated on Behalf Guests Who
Were Improperly Assessed "Resort Fees"
at Starwood Hotels

NEW YORK - April 8, 2004 -- Notice is hereby given that Paskowitz & Associates has filed and is prosecuting a class action suit on behalf of persons who paid a "resort fee" in connection with a stay at a hotel run by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) ("Starwood Hotels"). Starwood Hotels presently operates or franchises hotels under the names Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, W, and Four Points by Sheraton. The class action is brought on behalf of Florida residents or those who stayed in a Florida Starwood Hotel from February 28, 1998 to the present, but may be expanded to cover Starwood Hotels guests nationwide. The Complaint alleges that class members were improperly assessed "resort fees" in addition to quoted room rates, and legitimate taxes. It is alleged that class members were not properly made aware of such fees, or that the fees were sometimes misrepresented as "taxes."

In our continuing investigation of these claims, Paskowitz & Associates would be interested in hearing from Starwood Hotels guests, travel agents who booked customers into Starwood Hotels, and people who negotiated "group contracts" for a group of persons who might wish to book a stay at a Starwood Hotel.


Paskowitz & Associates, New York
     Laurence D. Paskowitz, Esq.
Toll Free: 800-705-9529

Also See: Wyndham Agrees to a Nationwide Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit; $15 off Future Night's Stay for all Consumers Charged an Energy Surcharge / May 2002
Wage and Hour Lawsuits and Audits Continue to Sweep the Hospitality Industry / The Global Hospitality Advisor / JMBM / October 2003

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