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Paul DiNapoli Named Director of Rooms
at the 891 room Westin Seattle

August 31, 2006 - The Westin Seattle, Seattle's premier convention, business, and leisure hotel featuring 891 upscale rooms, announced today they have hired Paul DiNapoli as Director of Rooms. 

DiNapoli brings nearly fifteen years of experience in the hotel industry to his new position where he oversees operations for the front desk, concierge, service express, and business center departments. 

He has recently held management positions for several properties owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, which owns The Westin Seattle. Notable positions include Task Force posts at Westin San Francisco Airport and Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Director of Rooms for Westin Santa Clara and Director of Guest Services for Sheraton Boston. 

"Paul has solid operations experience and a proven track record of success within Starwood," said Elisabeth James, general manager of The Westin Seattle "His history coupled with his ability to motivate employees and exceed guest expectations will benefit both our guests and associates at The Westin Seattle."

Throughout his career, DiNapoli has received numerous honors and distinctions. He designed and implemented all aspects of Westin's Sensory Welcome Program at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina. He received the 2003 Starwood Worldwide Compliance Award: #1 ranking of all properties on combined guest survey results, internal guest service audits and brand standards compliance. He was awarded the Guest Relations Award from the Massachusetts Lodging Association. 

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 121 hotels and resorts in 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and was ranked "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains" in J.D. Power and Associates 2004 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction StudySM." Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 105,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit 


Katie B. Wilkinson/The Westin Seattle 

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