Starwood Announces Three New Four Points by Sheraton Hotels in Europe; Growing Brand Comes to Rome, Milan and Nice

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels and Resorts
 Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) announces the addition of three new Four Points by
 Sheraton hotels in Rome, Milan and Nice.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Roma West
     A 240-room new construction in Rome, Four Points by Sheraton, Roma West,
 is conveniently located within 10 minutes' drive of Rome's EUR business
 satellite city and within a 20 minute drive of each of Rome's two airports and
 the City Center. The hotel will have a total of 240 keys, including 18 suites,
 a state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and 12 banqueting and
 meeting rooms for a total of up to 700 people and is scheduled to open in June
 2001.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Royal Milan Center
     Located in Italy's major business and financial, this 205-room hotel has
 10 suites, a restaurant, bar, fitness center and 9 meeting rooms able to
 accommodate up to 460 people.  It is conveniently located within walking
 distance of Milan's central railway station and steps from Piazza della
 Repubblica.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Elysee Palace Nice
     In Nice, France, Starwood has entered into an agreement with Interhotels,
 SA, a management affiliate of the Royal Monceau Group for the operation of the
 Four Points by Sheraton, Elysee Palace Nice.  This 143-room hotel is located
 just off the Promenade des Anglais, steps from the beach and all other
 attractions of this fabulous destination in the French Riviera.  Facilities
 include 20 suites including 2 presidential suites, a restaurant, a bar, a
 total of 250 square meters of banqueting and meeting rooms and a breathtaking
 roof-top swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean coastline and sea.
 
     "These new Four Points by Sheraton hotels are a clear example of our
 dedication to growing our Four Points brand across Europe," declared Roeland
 Vos, President of the European Division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts
 Worldwide. "With these three new additions we are providing full-service
 product in the mid-scale segment in destinations where we already operate
 hotels in the upscale and luxury segments, while also adding Nice to our
 portfolio.  Having had considerable success to date with our Four Points by
 Sheraton hotels in Germany, Belgium and Israel, these new additions in Italy
 and France greatly accelerate our Four Points by Sheraton development, and we
 are currently working on opening additional units in several other European
 destinations."
     Four Points by Sheraton was introduced in 1995, and each hotel offers
 guests the chance to experience the excellence and quality of a full-service
 hotel at convenient mid-scale rates. In 2001, Four Points by Sheraton
 continues to be the fastest growing mid-price hotel chain in the global
 lodging industry with 141 hotels in 14 countries worldwide, including
 10 hotels in Europe.
     Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 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. For further information,
 please visit us http://www.starwood.com
 
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            866-478-2777 for photography or additional information**
 
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    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels and Resorts
 Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) announces the addition of three new Four Points by
 Sheraton hotels in Rome, Milan and Nice.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Roma West
     A 240-room new construction in Rome, Four Points by Sheraton, Roma West,
 is conveniently located within 10 minutes' drive of Rome's EUR business
 satellite city and within a 20 minute drive of each of Rome's two airports and
 the City Center. The hotel will have a total of 240 keys, including 18 suites,
 a state-of-the-art fitness center, a restaurant, a bar and 12 banqueting and
 meeting rooms for a total of up to 700 people and is scheduled to open in June
 2001.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Royal Milan Center
     Located in Italy's major business and financial, this 205-room hotel has
 10 suites, a restaurant, bar, fitness center and 9 meeting rooms able to
 accommodate up to 460 people.  It is conveniently located within walking
 distance of Milan's central railway station and steps from Piazza della
 Repubblica.
 
     Four Points by Sheraton Elysee Palace Nice
     In Nice, France, Starwood has entered into an agreement with Interhotels,
 SA, a management affiliate of the Royal Monceau Group for the operation of the
 Four Points by Sheraton, Elysee Palace Nice.  This 143-room hotel is located
 just off the Promenade des Anglais, steps from the beach and all other
 attractions of this fabulous destination in the French Riviera.  Facilities
 include 20 suites including 2 presidential suites, a restaurant, a bar, a
 total of 250 square meters of banqueting and meeting rooms and a breathtaking
 roof-top swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean coastline and sea.
 
     "These new Four Points by Sheraton hotels are a clear example of our
 dedication to growing our Four Points brand across Europe," declared Roeland
 Vos, President of the European Division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts
 Worldwide. "With these three new additions we are providing full-service
 product in the mid-scale segment in destinations where we already operate
 hotels in the upscale and luxury segments, while also adding Nice to our
 portfolio.  Having had considerable success to date with our Four Points by
 Sheraton hotels in Germany, Belgium and Israel, these new additions in Italy
 and France greatly accelerate our Four Points by Sheraton development, and we
 are currently working on opening additional units in several other European
 destinations."
     Four Points by Sheraton was introduced in 1995, and each hotel offers
 guests the chance to experience the excellence and quality of a full-service
 hotel at convenient mid-scale rates. In 2001, Four Points by Sheraton
 continues to be the fastest growing mid-price hotel chain in the global
 lodging industry with 141 hotels in 14 countries worldwide, including
 10 hotels in Europe.
     Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 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. For further information,
 please visit us http://www.starwood.com
 
     ** Please contact Starwood's toll-free media hotline at 866-4-STAR-PR
            866-478-2777 for photography or additional information**
 
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