Weekends are Free This Summer - Again! Starwood Announces 'Free Weekends Worldwide' for American Express(R) Cardmembers

Stay 10 Nights and Earn Two Free Weekends



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Keep your weekends free this
 summer -- literally -- with "Free Weekends Worldwide" by Starwood Preferred
 Guest for American Express Cardmembers.  Due to the huge success of "Free
 Weekends" over the last two years, Starwood and American Express are bringing
 back the popular program again this summer.
     Here's how it works: Current and new members of Starwood Preferred Guest,
 Starwood's frequent guest program, who are American Express Cardmembers can
 participate in "Free Weekends Worldwide."  Beginning May 1 through August 31,
 2001, members who stay five paid nights at participating Starwood Preferred
 Guest hotels automatically receive two Free Fridays.  Members who stay an
 additional five paid nights during the same period will automatically receive
 two Free Saturdays -- meaning that 10 paid nights gets members two entire
 weekends for free.  To earn "Free Weekends Worldwide," members in the United
 States, Canada and Europe must pay for all stays with the American Express
 Card.  Free weekends are redeemable at participating hotels from June 1
 through September 29, 2001 with no blackout dates.  To participate in "Free
 Weekends Worldwide" members must register for the promotion at
 http://www.preferredguest.com or by calling 1-877-STARWOOD.  Registration
 begins today.
     "Free Weekends Worldwide" can be earned at more than 725 participating
 hotels around the world, including Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, The Luxury
 Collection and W hotel brands.  Members can use their "Free Weekends
 Worldwide" at such renowned hotels and resorts as The Princeville Resort in
 Hawaii; The Westin Regina Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico; the W San Francisco;
 the Sheraton Buenos Aires; the famed Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice; and the
 Sheraton Laguna Nusa Duha in Bali.
     Full terms, conditions and restrictions of the program are available at
 http://www.preferredguest.com or by calling your nearest Starwood Preferred
 Guest customer service center.
 
     Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) 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 more information,
 please visit us at http://www.starwoodhotels.com.
 
     American Express is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network
 services company founded in 1850.  It is a world leader in charge and credit
 cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, financial planning, investment products,
 insurance and international banking.  For more information, visit
 http://www.americanexpress.com.
 
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    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Keep your weekends free this
 summer -- literally -- with "Free Weekends Worldwide" by Starwood Preferred
 Guest for American Express Cardmembers.  Due to the huge success of "Free
 Weekends" over the last two years, Starwood and American Express are bringing
 back the popular program again this summer.
     Here's how it works: Current and new members of Starwood Preferred Guest,
 Starwood's frequent guest program, who are American Express Cardmembers can
 participate in "Free Weekends Worldwide."  Beginning May 1 through August 31,
 2001, members who stay five paid nights at participating Starwood Preferred
 Guest hotels automatically receive two Free Fridays.  Members who stay an
 additional five paid nights during the same period will automatically receive
 two Free Saturdays -- meaning that 10 paid nights gets members two entire
 weekends for free.  To earn "Free Weekends Worldwide," members in the United
 States, Canada and Europe must pay for all stays with the American Express
 Card.  Free weekends are redeemable at participating hotels from June 1
 through September 29, 2001 with no blackout dates.  To participate in "Free
 Weekends Worldwide" members must register for the promotion at
 http://www.preferredguest.com or by calling 1-877-STARWOOD.  Registration
 begins today.
     "Free Weekends Worldwide" can be earned at more than 725 participating
 hotels around the world, including Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, The Luxury
 Collection and W hotel brands.  Members can use their "Free Weekends
 Worldwide" at such renowned hotels and resorts as The Princeville Resort in
 Hawaii; The Westin Regina Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico; the W San Francisco;
 the Sheraton Buenos Aires; the famed Hotel Gritti Palace in Venice; and the
 Sheraton Laguna Nusa Duha in Bali.
     Full terms, conditions and restrictions of the program are available at
 http://www.preferredguest.com or by calling your nearest Starwood Preferred
 Guest customer service center.
 
     Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:   HOT) 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 more information,
 please visit us at http://www.starwoodhotels.com.
 
     American Express is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network
 services company founded in 1850.  It is a world leader in charge and credit
 cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, financial planning, investment products,
 insurance and international banking.  For more information, visit
 http://www.americanexpress.com.
 
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