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 Leonardo Announces it Has Been Selected by Starwood Hotels
& Resorts to Distribute its Online Rich Media Content
June 5, 2006 – LONDON – Leonardo Media, a world leader in travel-content management, e-marketing and distribution to the global travel industry, has been selected by Starwood Hotels & Resorts to provide rich, online media-content distribution (including static and moving property images, logos, maps, etc.) for its Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, W Hotels and Westin brands.

Leonardo will provide Starwood with a “single point-of-entry” solution enabling the hotel company to synchronize the distribution of its rich media content to all global-distributions systems and e-distribution channels and resellers such as Pegasus, Opodo, Yahoo!, Orbitz and Worldres. 

“Starwood Hotels & Resorts is a valued client that we have worked with for a number of years, and we are extremely delighted to be managing their rich-content management and distribution requirements for the entire group,” said David Elton, Leonardo CEO. “Hotel companies and channels utilize our products so they can optimize the operational efficiencies and cost savings that Leonardo solutions provide. The key industry players see Leonardo as the de-facto industry standard for the management and distribution of rich content.”

"Image quality and consistency in the marketplace is very important to us.  We've contracted Leonardo's DistributionBank as the solution to the time consuming and difficult job of providing our properties significant travel site coverage with beautiful and up-to-date photography." said Hank Sagman, Director of Multimedia Production Starwood Hotels & Resorts. 

About Leonardo

Leonardo is the world leader in travel content management, e-marketing and content distribution across the global travel chain. Its online solutions are designed to simplify the management of rich content and the automation of distribution to the GDS, travel channels and their travel partners. For all travel partners, Leonardo services provide the largest 'one stop' aggregated source of digital content for hotels, destinations and attractions in the travel industry. 

Leonardo works with more than 60,000 hotels, including many prominent global hotel chains such as Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hospitality, Worldhotels, Raffles/Swissotel, Rosewood, Jumeirah, Preferred Hotel Group, Kersner International, Small Luxury Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World, Le Meridien, Nikko, Peninsula, Starwood, Resort Quest, Luxe and Destination Hotels and Resorts. Leonardo also works with more than 80 Tourist Boards, including Singapore, Portugal, The Hague, and Antigua and Barbuda. Its major travel channel partners include Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, Worldspan, Pegasus, WizCom, Worldres along with, Cheaptickets, Yahoo!, Opodo, Vista, Planetgo, Aergo, Widderoe, and NorthStar Travel Media.

Additional information about Leonardo and their solution suite can be found at


Megan Lawrence
Leonardo Media
Garrick House - 26-27 Southampton Street
London WC2E 7RS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7717 8436
Fax: +44 (0)20 7717 8437

Also See: Leonardo Launches WebGallery - A New Concept for Enhancing Web-based Marketing / May 2006


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