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Hans Altenhoff Appointed General Manager of the  694-room
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas

Plantation, Fla. - July 5, 2007 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of 21-year hotel industry veteran Hans Altenhoff as general manager of the all-new Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas, which opened its doors June 12, 2007.  
The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is owned by Baha Mar Resorts Ltd., and operated by its subsidiary Cable Beach Resorts & Crystal Palace Casino.  The Sheraton offers a unique and expansive set of guest offerings and amenities shared with those of the neighboring Wyndham Nassau Resort, also operated by Cable Beach Resorts.  
In his new position, Altenhoff will oversee the overall operations of the new 694-room Sheraton Cable Beach Resort, including food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance, and sales.  Altenhoff is also responsible for ensuring that established Sheraton brand standards are met in the areas of service, employee and guest satisfaction.  
Altenhoff comes to the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort from the 659-room Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Bal Harbour, Fla., where he held the position of general manager for the past five years.  During this time, he received the “Sheraton Brand MPSI Award for 2004” at the World Conference; the “Outstanding Balance Performance Award for 2006” for the southeast region; and Starwood’s Award for the “Leadership and Dedication throughout the 2005 Hurricane Season.”  Under Altenhoff’s leadership, the Sheraton Bal Harbour received one of the highest Employee Satisfaction Index in North America’s Starwood Hotels.  
From 1989 to 2002, Altenhoff also served as general manager at five other Starwood locations throughout the U.S. and Canada - Sheraton Hartford Hotel in Hartford, Conn.; Sheraton Fredericton Hotel in New Brunswick, Canada; Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Cerritos, Calif.; Princeville Hotel in Princeville, Hawaii; and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Calif.  During this time, and under his strategic direction, occupancy rates rose.  He also led the effective training of staff in the delivery of quality service, raised employee and guest satisfaction levels, and maximized revenues and profits.  Altenhoff also served as the food and beverage director of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Washington, D.C., from 1986 to 1988.
Prior to joining Starwood, Altenhoff built, owned and operated several restaurants and catering facilities from 1971 to 1985.
About Cable Beach Resorts

Guests of the Wyndham Nassau Resort and The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort can enjoy activities and amenity entitlements at both properties. Together, the resorts offer 1,244 guestrooms and suites, most with incredible ocean views; 15 restaurants and lounges; a complete tennis facility; an 18-hole resort golf course; over a half mile of Nassau’s best beach; and a variety of water sports. 
Located within the Wyndham Nassau Resort, the Crystal Palace Casino is open 24 hours and provides a Las Vegas-style gaming and entertainment experience in the warm and sunny atmosphere of the Caribbean.  The Crystal Palace Casino is the only casino on Cable Beach and features more than 500 state-of-the-art slot machines with ticket-in/ticket-out capability; video poker; and video blackjack, including popular titles like Wheel of Fortune and Monte Carlo. Guests may also wager at the casino’s state-of-the art Sports Book and Race Book, the only facility of its kind in the Caribbean, with 15 televisions and stadium seating for 90.  For reservations or additional information, visit


Roxanne Rabasco
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide


Also See: Starwood and The Related Group Form a Joint Venture to Develop a New Build St. Regis Resort & Residences on the Existing Site of the Sheraton Bal Harbour / March 2005


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