Hot Off The Press! Three Starwood Hotels Make Conde Nast Traveler's Fifth Annual Hot List -

The St. Regis Beijing, W Sydney and the Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Starwood Hotels &
 Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) hotels are hot! hot! hot!  The St. Regis
 Beijing, China, the W Sydney, Australia and the Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche,
 Mexico, just made Conde Nast Traveler's Fifth Annual Hot List featured in the
 May 2001 issue.  While last year's Hot List contained 36 hotels, the Hot List
 for 2001 is comprised of 57 hotels worldwide, and all selected on the basis of
 style, service and sense of place.  For the first time, a host of newly-added
 countries can boast "hot list" properties, including China for its St. Regis
 Beijing.  All of the above-referenced hotels opened within the past year.
     The St. Regis Beijing, a member of Starwood's exclusive St. Regis Hotels &
 Resorts, opened last year to enthusiastic rave reviews.  The 270-room hotel
 (formerly the Beijing International Club) features around-the-clock butler
 service, complimentary shoe shine, luggage packing/unpacking and fresh tea
 delivery, St. Regis trademarks reserved for all guests of the hotel.  The
 hotel is situated in close proximity to Beijing's main shopping area, the
 Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.  Guests can lounge in the magnificent
 lobby amid regal palm trees and then dine at Danieli's, featuring outstanding
 Italian cuisine.  In addition to Danieli's restaurant, The St. Regis Beijing
 boasts two additional restaurants, the elegant brasserie-style Garden Court
 restaurant and the Celestial Lounge, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine.
     Reservations for The St. Regis Beijing may be made through the worldwide
 Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries
 (800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada).  Corporate customers will have the
 benefit of The Luxury Collection's easily accessible global sales office; and
 travel agents may now book reservations using all of the latest technology,
 including direct connections to all global distribution systems. Reservations
 also may be made by visiting the worldwide web site http://www.stregis.com or
 http://www.luxurycollection.com.
     In addition to The St. Regis Beijing, the Asia/Pacific region featured
 prominently in Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List, and the W Sydney was no
 exception.  Boasting spectacular views of Woolloomooloo Bay, the 104-room W
 Sydney is an area surrounded by luxe apartments and trendy restaurants.  W's
 trademark features such as king-size beds, 250-thread-counts, CD players and
 dual-line cordless phones are de rigueur here as well as guestrooms bedecked
 in blue, brown and white.  Since there is no off-season in Sydney, guests can
 confidently book a room anytime all year round.
     The innovative W group currently consists of 13 hotels located in Atlanta,
 New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sydney and New
 Orleans with eight more hotels scheduled to open through 2002.  W Hotels are
 managed (and in some cases, owned) by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,
 Inc., which owns and operates more than 725 hotels and resorts in over
 80 countries.  For reservations and information on W Hotels, call toll-free
 877-WHOTELS or visit the W website at http://www.whotels.com.
     On the opposite side of the globe, the third Starwood property to make
 Conde Nast Traveler's 2001 Hot List is the Hacienda Uayamon, located in
 Campeche, on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.  This beautifully restored hacienda
 is one of six new Mexican properties which recently joined The Luxury
 Collection in January.  The other properties include the Hacienda Santa Rosa,
 Hacienda San Jose and Hacienda Temozon, also located on the Yucatan peninsula,
 in addition to The Careyes Beach Resort and The Tamarindo Golf Resort located
 on Mexico's Pacific Gold Coast.  The Hacienda Uayamon hearkens back to
 Mexico's colonial past evoking a rich 19th-century sense of antebellum
 nostalgia.  A shining jewel created from a refurbished sisal plantation, the
 Hacienda Uayamon conjures up a unique sense of history in which the old
 infirmary located on the property has been converted into two luxurious
 suites.  Each of the Hacienda Uayamon's luxurious rooms features a terrace and
 private garden. A magnificent pool set among crumbling walls of an old factory
 awaits the weary traveler.  The hacienda's ceiling fans, louvered windows,
 mahogany furniture, outdoor daybeds and black-and-white tile floors add to the
 allure of Mexico's rich colonial past.  Ten beautiful casitas converted from
 former workers' cottages also lend to the mystique of the hacienda's by-gone
 heyday.  To sum it up, the hacienda generates an exclusive and tasteful
 ambience, complemented by its restaurant's regional and international
 specialties.  All of the above-referenced haciendas have been recently
 featured in numerous publications, including Conde Nast Traveler.
     Reservations for the Hacienda Uayamon may be made through the worldwide
 Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries
 (800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada).  Corporate customers will have the
 benefit of The Luxury Collection's easily accessible global sales office; and
 travel agents may now book reservations using all of the latest technology,
 including direct connections to all global distribution systems. Reservations
 also may be made by visiting the worldwide web site
 http://www.luxurycollection.com.
     Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world
 with more than 725 properties in 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its
 owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood
 is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts
 including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by
 Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the
 premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership
 resorts.
 
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    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Starwood Hotels &
 Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) hotels are hot! hot! hot!  The St. Regis
 Beijing, China, the W Sydney, Australia and the Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche,
 Mexico, just made Conde Nast Traveler's Fifth Annual Hot List featured in the
 May 2001 issue.  While last year's Hot List contained 36 hotels, the Hot List
 for 2001 is comprised of 57 hotels worldwide, and all selected on the basis of
 style, service and sense of place.  For the first time, a host of newly-added
 countries can boast "hot list" properties, including China for its St. Regis
 Beijing.  All of the above-referenced hotels opened within the past year.
     The St. Regis Beijing, a member of Starwood's exclusive St. Regis Hotels &
 Resorts, opened last year to enthusiastic rave reviews.  The 270-room hotel
 (formerly the Beijing International Club) features around-the-clock butler
 service, complimentary shoe shine, luggage packing/unpacking and fresh tea
 delivery, St. Regis trademarks reserved for all guests of the hotel.  The
 hotel is situated in close proximity to Beijing's main shopping area, the
 Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.  Guests can lounge in the magnificent
 lobby amid regal palm trees and then dine at Danieli's, featuring outstanding
 Italian cuisine.  In addition to Danieli's restaurant, The St. Regis Beijing
 boasts two additional restaurants, the elegant brasserie-style Garden Court
 restaurant and the Celestial Lounge, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine.
     Reservations for The St. Regis Beijing may be made through the worldwide
 Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries
 (800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada).  Corporate customers will have the
 benefit of The Luxury Collection's easily accessible global sales office; and
 travel agents may now book reservations using all of the latest technology,
 including direct connections to all global distribution systems. Reservations
 also may be made by visiting the worldwide web site http://www.stregis.com or
 http://www.luxurycollection.com.
     In addition to The St. Regis Beijing, the Asia/Pacific region featured
 prominently in Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List, and the W Sydney was no
 exception.  Boasting spectacular views of Woolloomooloo Bay, the 104-room W
 Sydney is an area surrounded by luxe apartments and trendy restaurants.  W's
 trademark features such as king-size beds, 250-thread-counts, CD players and
 dual-line cordless phones are de rigueur here as well as guestrooms bedecked
 in blue, brown and white.  Since there is no off-season in Sydney, guests can
 confidently book a room anytime all year round.
     The innovative W group currently consists of 13 hotels located in Atlanta,
 New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sydney and New
 Orleans with eight more hotels scheduled to open through 2002.  W Hotels are
 managed (and in some cases, owned) by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,
 Inc., which owns and operates more than 725 hotels and resorts in over
 80 countries.  For reservations and information on W Hotels, call toll-free
 877-WHOTELS or visit the W website at http://www.whotels.com.
     On the opposite side of the globe, the third Starwood property to make
 Conde Nast Traveler's 2001 Hot List is the Hacienda Uayamon, located in
 Campeche, on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.  This beautifully restored hacienda
 is one of six new Mexican properties which recently joined The Luxury
 Collection in January.  The other properties include the Hacienda Santa Rosa,
 Hacienda San Jose and Hacienda Temozon, also located on the Yucatan peninsula,
 in addition to The Careyes Beach Resort and The Tamarindo Golf Resort located
 on Mexico's Pacific Gold Coast.  The Hacienda Uayamon hearkens back to
 Mexico's colonial past evoking a rich 19th-century sense of antebellum
 nostalgia.  A shining jewel created from a refurbished sisal plantation, the
 Hacienda Uayamon conjures up a unique sense of history in which the old
 infirmary located on the property has been converted into two luxurious
 suites.  Each of the Hacienda Uayamon's luxurious rooms features a terrace and
 private garden. A magnificent pool set among crumbling walls of an old factory
 awaits the weary traveler.  The hacienda's ceiling fans, louvered windows,
 mahogany furniture, outdoor daybeds and black-and-white tile floors add to the
 allure of Mexico's rich colonial past.  Ten beautiful casitas converted from
 former workers' cottages also lend to the mystique of the hacienda's by-gone
 heyday.  To sum it up, the hacienda generates an exclusive and tasteful
 ambience, complemented by its restaurant's regional and international
 specialties.  All of the above-referenced haciendas have been recently
 featured in numerous publications, including Conde Nast Traveler.
     Reservations for the Hacienda Uayamon may be made through the worldwide
 Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries
 (800-325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada).  Corporate customers will have the
 benefit of The Luxury Collection's easily accessible global sales office; and
 travel agents may now book reservations using all of the latest technology,
 including direct connections to all global distribution systems. Reservations
 also may be made by visiting the worldwide web site
 http://www.luxurycollection.com.
     Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world
 with more than 725 properties in 80 countries and 120,000 employees at its
 owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood
 is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts
 including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by
 Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the
 premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership
 resorts.
 
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