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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Moves Forward to Eliminate Artificial
Trans-Fats from More Than 400 Hotels in North America 
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.June 19, 2007 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today its goal to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from the food and beverage operations at more than 400 hotels in the U. S., Canada and the Caribbean by the end of 2007. This includes food served at Starwood-operated restaurants, banquets, catering, room service, bars and lounges. Starwood’s efforts to eliminate artificial trans-fats in its food service is a result of a two-year process at its hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, including Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, and W brands. 

Research on the direct link between heart disease and the consumption of artificial trans-fats has been well documented, creating a growing national health issue. “We are committed to offering our guests healthier options when they travel,” said Paul Scott, vice president, Food and Beverage, North America for Starwood Hotels. “Our goal is to offer healthier, high-quality food selections by eliminating artificial trans-fats from our food and beverage operations.” 

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 870 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 and ElementSM Hotels. 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 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Mary Jane Orman, 914-640-5287 


Also See: Loews 18 Hotels in the U.S. and Canada Implementing a Full Ban on all Artificial Trans-fats by June 1, 2007 / December 2006



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