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Jahangir Hadjmohammadreza Appointed as General Manager of the 323-key
Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
on the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten

ST. MAARTEN (April 28, 2011) -- Westin St. Maarten Resort and Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jahangir Hadjmohammadreza as the property’s new general manager. With more than 20 years of extensive hospitality industry experience, Jahangir effectively oversees all departments, from rooms and food and beverage to catering and sales of the resort while upholding the standards of the Westin brand and managing an international staff of more than 230 hospitality professionals.

Jahangir is responsible for the property’s 317 luxury guest rooms, three Presidential Oceanfront Suites, three Parlor Suites and supervising oceanfront restaurants including a poolside café, lobby and pool bar, full-service Hibiscus spa, the largest freshwater infinity edge pool on the island of St. Maarten and a Vegas-style casino with 260 slots and table games.

“I am delighted to join the dedicated and professional hospitality team at the Westin St. Maarten,” says Jahangir. “The Westin brand conveys a reputation of excellence and I am looking forward to maintaining this standard for all of our St. Maarten guests.”

Prior to leading the Westin St. Maarten team, Jahangir was recognized as Columbia Sussex’s 2008 Midwest region General Manager of the year, received the Louisville Marriott’s Service Excellency Award and nine additional awards with the Louisville Marriott for Most Improved Hotel. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Jahangir started his notable career with Columbia Sussex as the Assistant Banquet Manager for the Marriott East in Louisville and quickly displayed his knack for leadership and management. Within fifteen years he acquired experience as general manager of several full-service properties including the Louisville Marriott East, Casino Aztar Hotel in Evansville, Ind. and Wyndham Chicago Hotel.

“Jahangir brings a history of expert hospitality experience to this position. He consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that Westin St. Maarten guests are afforded our unparalleled resort experience and we’re thrilled to have him lead our hospitality team,” says Dan Szydlowski, Regional Director for Columbia Sussex, owners of the Westin St. Maarten.

Originally from Tehran, Iran, Jahangir spent thirty five years in the U.S. before moving to St. Maarten in 2010. He enjoys the dynamic energy of the island and takes pride in awarding his guests the impeccable service and standards set by Starwood hotels.  When he is not running the operations of the resort, Jahangir enjoys exercising, traveling and exploring the coves and secret beaches of St. Maarten as well as the surrounding islands.

About the Westin St. Maarten Resort & Spa
Situated along the south-eastern shore of St. Maarten, the 317-room Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa reflects the relaxed elegance and beauty of the Caribbean surrounded by endless miles of sparkling blue water, acres of tropical foliage and sprawling white beaches. The Westin is one of the largest upscale resorts in the Netherlands-governed province with its exquisite guestrooms (140 ocean front; 39 ocean view and 138 resort or island view), 99 luxury condominiums and six suites (including three Presidential Oceanfront Suites and three Parlor Suites), a full-service European-style Hibiscus spa, fitness room, on-site casino, nearly 20,000 square feet of flexible function space, several retail shops, the largest infinity pool on the island and endless water sports activities, creating a haven of relaxation and recreation.  Guests have the choice of five oceanfront restaurants, including a fine dining restaurant, sushi bar, poolside café, lobby and pool bar and room service to satisfy any appetite.  Whether to relax and rejuvenate all day or play into the night the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa provides a blissful escape and true Caribbean holiday experience like no other. For more information please call 011-(599)-543-6700 or visit\stmaarten

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories with 145,000 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 Aloft®, and Element SM.  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

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Also See: Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa Appoints John Bakker as the Executive Chef / March 2009

Columbia Sussex Developing 310 room Westin Resort on the Dutch Side of St. Maarten / December 2005

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