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Wischermann Partners, Inc. Open the 150 room Newly Constructed
Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel

WOODBURY, Minn.--July 31, 2008 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), JLT, Inc. and Wischermann Partners, Inc. announce the opening of the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel. The newly constructed 150-room hotel offers guests Sheraton’s signature amenities and services designed to provide a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional guest experience. The opening of the Sheraton St. Paul is part of the most aggressive global expansion in Sheraton’s history -- with 54 hotels scheduled to open and 20,000 new rooms to be added to the brand by 2009. 

The Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel is conveniently located at the eastern gateway to the Twin Cities, offering guests the best of both St. Paul and Minneapolis. Situated at the intersection of Interstate 94 and 494, the hotel is convenient to all major highways, one mile from the 3M headquarters campus and just minutes from downtown St. Paul. Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel is managed by Wischermann Partners, Inc. and is located at 676 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury, Minnesota.

“We are proud to welcome the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel to Sheraton’s growing portfolio of more than 400 hotels around the world,” said Hoyt Harper, Senior Vice President for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. “Sheraton anticipates the needs of travelers who crave familiarity and comfort by providing spacious accommodations, updated technology and signature amenities – all designed to make them feel at home from the moment they walk in the door.” 

“We are thrilled to bring this newly-built Sheraton to the Twin Cities region,” said Patrick Short, General Manager. “Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel will become a destination in itself for our guests and a focal point for the cities of Woodbury and St. Paul.” 

Guests are welcomed into the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury’s warm, spacious lobby, boasting 14-foot tall entry ceilings. Here, they can leverage the “Link@Sheraton(sm) experienced with Microsoft(R),” a unique lobby lounge that enables today’s travelers --who live a digital lifestyle -- to stay connected, with instant access to information and technology for work, leisure and social networking. Designed as a social environment, The Link invites guests to interact with each other while they check their email, research local attractions and even print boarding passes. 

Each of the property’s 150 non-smoking guest rooms feature the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed, a nine-layer, custom-designed ensemble boasting an exquisitely comfortable, plush mattress, fluffy down hypoallergenic pillows, crisp cotton sheets, cozy blanket and duvet. In addition, an expansive work area, ergonomic chair and wired/wireless Internet will help maximize productivity and comfort while away from home. 

Sheraton Club guestrooms will have access to Club Lounge benefits, including expanded breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres and beverages, upgraded bath amenities and work stations complete with copier, fax and printer capabilities. All guests will also enjoy the authentic American cuisine and cocktails at Red Rock Bar & Grill. 

The Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury Hotel will offer guests a new state-of-the-art fitness center developed in partnership with Core Performance, an organization that trains elite athletes and Olympians and is dedicated to providing breakthrough solutions to help individuals achieve their maximum performance. In addition to the fitness centers, guests will benefit from healthier dining options on in-room menus. 

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts 
Helping guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 75 countries around the world, Sheraton is revitalizing its iconic brand while continuing its aggressive international expansion by adding 54 hotels and 20,000 guestrooms by 2009. Sheraton Hotels is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. 


Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Teresa Glatz, 651-209-3280
Director of Sales & Marketing


Also See: Hotel Consultant Paul Wischermann Plays Point Man for Recent Surge of Starwood Branded Projects in Minneapolis / June 2007
The New $40 million Sheraton Duluth Hotel Set for Summer Opening; Bernie Mullen Named General Manager / February 2007
Ryan Companies US, Inc. Open the 136 room Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown, Located at the Midtown Exchange / December 2005


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