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Owned by YRG Hotel and Managed by the Yedla Management Company Inc.,
the 253 room Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North Set to Open

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – October 22, 2009- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and the YRG Hotel Group announce the upcoming opening of The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North, located just north of the city of Orlando in the rapidly growing suburb of Lake Mary, FL.  The hotel is slated to open on Sunday, November 22, 2009.

Owned by YRG Hotel and managed by the Yedla Management Company Inc., The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North is slated to open in November and will offer a refreshing blend of sophistication, superior facilities and sensory-rich products and services. The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the high-tech business corridor with easy access to Interstate-4, 11 miles from the Sanford/Orlando International Airport and 30 miles from Orlando International Airport. Nearby attractions include shopping, restaurants, golf courses and the Central Florida Zoo.  In addition, the hotel is just 30 minutes from Orlando’s renowned theme parks and a 40-minute drive to the beach. 

The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North
2974 International Parkway 
Lake Mary, Florida
The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North, will feature 253 guest rooms and suites, Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Shower®. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Shula’s 347 Grill, headed by Chef Robert Luckhart, will offer everything from gourmet sales to fresh specialty fish and exclusively serves Premium Black Angus Beef® burgers and the SHULA CUT® steaks.  Amenities include the 24-hour Westin WORKOUT® fitness center, Westin in-room spa program, wireless high-speed Internet access, business center services, room service, Unwind®, a Westin ritual, which is available on weekdays, 14,000 square feet of meeting space, valet parking and self-complimentary parking.  

“With its sophisticated style, instinctive service and distinctive, local cuisine, The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North, is a great addition to our growing portfolio,” said Nancy London, Vice-President, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. 

"We are pleased to bring another quality and luxurious Yedla property to the Central Florida Community, said Srinath Yedla, CEO of Yelda Management Company.  “We have hired and trained over 150 employees to deliver the top-service levels that our guests have become accustomed to.”

Designed to be the premier hotel and conference center in Orlando’s Northern suburbs, The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North will offer 14,000 square feet of elegant meeting and event space, including an outdoor landscaped courtyard and a 7,800-sqaure-foot grand ballroom – a perfect venue for weddings and banquets. All areas of meeting space are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities, a public address system and wireless high-speed Internet access.

“We are confident that our abundant conference space and renewing signature services will make this hotel the first choice for corporate events, meeting planners and business executives,” said Steve Ragsdale, General Manager of The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North. 

For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-937-8461 or email at, or visit  Hotel contact:  Mark Selasky, Director of Sales & Marketing at (407) 351.3555.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 160 hotels and resorts in more than 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). 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. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched AloftSM, and ElementSM.  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

YRG Hotel Group (a Yedla Management Company Partnership)
Yedla Management Company Inc., based in Huntsville, AL, serves as the developer and operator of the hotels owned by various Yedla Partnerships including YRG Hotel Group. The company currently owns, develops and operates multiple, award-winning brands from leading franchisors including Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood Hotels. Through its exceptional staff, extensive technical resources and thorough operational knowledge, Yedla Management Company has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver service and value for over 20 years.  

(Note: 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. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.)


Mary C. Kenny
Mary C. Kenny & Associates
Phone : (321) 230-1707


Also See: After Five Years in the Westin Family of Hotels, the Westin Grand Bohemian in Downtown Orlando will Move Forward as an Independent / September 2006

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