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Presidio Hotel Group, LLC Spending $46 million to Renovate the Former
Fort Worth Plaza Hotel to the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
Property Originally Opened in 1974 as the Fort Worth Hilton Inn

FORT WORTH, Texas & WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.May 30, 2007 - Presidio Hotel Group, LLC and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.®  have announced they will open their first Fort Worth property in late 2007. A formal construction kick-off is scheduled for June.

Following an elaborate $46 million transformation of the property that formerly housed the Fort Worth Plaza Hotel, the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa will include 430 guest rooms, 22,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and a business center with wireless connectivity. Additional amenities will include on-site catering, two restaurants, and an 8,000 square foot full-service luxury spa and athletic center featuring a yoga room, Pilates studio and five treatment rooms.

"We are very excited to be developing the first Starwood property in Fort Worth," said Guneet Bajwa, executive vice president, Presidio Hotel Group. "With its rich western heritage and flourishing cultural scene, Fort Worth has stamped itself as an important tourist and business destination."

Kristen Alderson, a hospitality industry executive with 22 years' experience, has been named general manager of the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, leading the executive team and directing the reconstruction and management of the hotel.

Under Alderson's guidance, architects, engineers, and designers will transform the 430 guest rooms to reflect Fort Worth's sophistication and warmth with fine interior finishes and lighting, contemporary artwork, and dark wood furniture. Warmly furnished guest rooms will include the extraordinarily comfortable Sweet Sleeper(sm) Bed, featuring Sheraton's exclusive plush-top mattress with down pillows, fine linens and custom duvet.

Additional amenities include a 32" flat panel HD televisions and high-speed wireless Internet access. Club Level accommodations provide further refinements, with private access to the Club Level Lounge where complimentary morning breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Alderson has previously served in executive positions for RockResorts, Unique Hotels & Resorts' 11 hotels and resorts based in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Unique Hotels & Resorts, six hotels and resorts, New York; Bel Air Hotel Company's Historic Mission Inn and L'Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa; Hotel Nikko at Beverly Hills, Dana Point Resort & Spa; and Alexis Park Resort & Spa, Las Vegas. Alderson was also contracted as a training consultant at Hotel Bel-Air to help the property regain the Mobile Five Star Award, which was achieved in the next qualifying year.

Convenient to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field and other regional airports, the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa is located at 1701 Commerce Street and adjacent to the recently expanded Fort Worth Convention Center and beautiful Water Gardens. Guests will be within walking distance of cultural landmarks such as the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall and Sundance Square, a lively entertainment and shopping district with a wide-ranging variety of restaurants. It is also close to other popular retail, cultural and entertainment districts.

About Presidio Hotel Group, LLC

Presidio Hotel Group, LLC, specializes in hospitality management and development. Based in Fairfield, Calif., this company locates special opportunities for developments or acquisitions of new or existing hotel properties. Presidio is developing or acquiring a number of hotel locations for properties located in the United States. Presidio's current hospitality and commercial portfolio is valued in excess of $200 million. The company's headquarters are located at 1300 Oliver Road, Suite 270, Fairfield, CA 94533; phone: 707-429-6000; Fax: 707-423-4130. Additional information is available at

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 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 Meridien® and the recently announced Aloft(SM) and Element(SM) 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. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. 


Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
Kristen Alderson


Also See: Presidio Hotel Group Planning Acquisition, Renovation and Rebranding of the 434 room Fort Worth Plaza Hotel; Originally Opened in 1974 as the Fort Worth Hilton Inn / January 2006
Omni Hotels Breaks Ground in Fort Worth, Texas on $170 Million Convention Center Luxury Hotel and Condominiums / August 2006

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