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The Westin Arlington Gateway, a $75 million, 336-room, 
New Construction Hotel Set to Open March 2006
ARLINGTON, VA, Ė A sophisticated and relaxing retreat for the senses, The Westin Arlington Gateway, a $75 million, 336-room-upscale hotel, will officially join the bustling Ballston neighborhood of Arlington on March 1, 2006.  The hotelís sleek design and commitment to guest rejuvenation will bring refreshing style to the expanding Ballston-Rosslyn corridor of Arlington at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Glebe Road.  
With a soothing color palette and luxurious amenities, The Westin Arlington Gateway promises to entice both business travelers and tourists alike. The hotel will offer unique accessibility to the vibrant Arlington community and a location that is convenient to all our nationís capital has to offer.  The 238,700 square foot property is owned by The JBG Companies and managed by Westin Hotels & Resorts, the-upper-upscale brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT).  Construction began in February, 2004, making The Westin Arlington Gateway the first luxury hotel to be built in Arlington in over 13 years. 

An important addition to the Northern Virginia community, The Westin Arlington Gateway will create more than 200 new jobs and stands as the first Westin in Virginia.  Other Starwood properties in the Washington, DC metro area include The Westin Embassy Row, The Westin Grand, the Sheraton Crystal City, the Sheraton National, the Sheraton Pentagon South Alexandria, the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, the Sheraton Reston, the Sheraton Suites Alexandria, The St. Regis Washington and Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel.                                                       

As the third and final building to be constructed as part of the one million square-foot mixed-use Arlington Gateway development, The Westin Arlington Gateway will join The Continental at Ballston, a 411-unit condominium building finished in September 2003, and the Arlington Gateway, a 325,000 square foot Class-A office building.  All three buildings in the complex were designed by the architectural firm of WDG.  

Hotel features
The Westin Arlington Gateway will feature four upgraded floors, including the Westin Executive Club; 10,000 square feet of meeting facilities; a 6,800 square foot ballroom; a state-of-the-art business center; Pinzimini, a modern Italian steakhouse; the WestinWORKOUT® Powered by Reebok fitness center; an indoor pool with whirlpool; a lobby-level Starbucks®; high-speed and wireless Internet access; and valet parking.

Guests will be able to sink in to Westin Hotels & Resortsí signature Heavenly Bed?, a luxurious all-white bed with a pillowtop mattress, high thread-count sheets, down duvet and down pillows, and be refreshed by its newest Heavenly Bath®, a custom-designed dual showerhead that offers a choice of spray options from light mist to massaging needles, as well as plush bathrobes; oversized, Brazilian combed cotton bath sheets; curved shower rods to provide extra elbow room; and invigorating spa amenities. Guestrooms boast amenities and services that cater to business travelers in Westin style with an oversized work desk; two-line cordless telephone with data port; high-speed Internet access; coffee maker with complimentary Starbucks coffee and in-room refreshment center.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 121 hotels and resorts in 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and was voted the number one upper-upscale hotel brand for three years in Business Travel News' "Annual U.S. Hotel Chain Survey." 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. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. 


The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 717-6200

Also See: Starwood to Open More Than 70 Hotels in the Next Two Years; Westin Fastest Growing Upper Upscale Brand in 2004 / February 2005
Starwood Sells the 193-room St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C. for $47 million; Hotel Will Remain in the St. Regis Portfolio, Acquired by Joint Venture of Brickman Associates and New Valley Corporation / August 2005

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