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Starwood Hotels Plans Entry into Bermuda With St. Regis Bermuda

Caribbean Net News, Grand Cayman, Cayman IslandsMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News

Jul. 1, 2009--NEW YORK, Usa -- Starwood Hotels has announced plans to open a new St Regis hotel in Bermuda, marking the debut of Starwood and the St Regis brand on the exclusive island. Scheduled to open in 2013, the St Regis Bermuda will be located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Bermuda's picturesque seaside capital and international business hub.

The first major luxury hotel to open in downtown Hamilton in more than 50 years, the St Regis Bermuda will feature approximately 140 guest rooms and suites and approximately 80 serviced residences.

Nestled in the centre of Hamilton's business district and just a short distance from Bermuda's beaches, the St Regis Bermuda will be the ideal destination for both business and leisure guests. A leading economic and political hub, Hamilton offers guests and residences a mix of specialty shopping, restaurants, cultural centres and landmark corporations.

"We are proud to introduce the St. Regis Bermuda featuring the iconic luxury, unmatched privilege and bespoke services for which the St Regis brand is renowned," said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. "Truly one of the world's most desirable destinations, Bermuda is rich in culture and heritage and offers our discerning global guests and residents a world class business community within stunning natural surroundings."

"Starwood continues to grow its footprint of best-in-class hotels and resorts around the world by working with the right partners on the right properties in the right places," said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to working with our partners at Par La Ville Hotel and Residences as both Starwood and the St. Regis brand debut in this dynamic market."

"We are proud to work with Starwood hotels to introduce the prestigious St. Regis brand to Bermuda," said Premier Ewart Brown, Minister of Tourism and Transport. "In beautiful Hamilton, St Regis Bermuda will be well positioned to provide first class hospitality and amenities in a thriving commercial centre and visitor hotspot."

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