For Travelers to Gulf of Mexico Region, Starwood Franchise Launches Summer Offers Including up to Half off Second Night and Beach Guarantee
With Beach Guarantee, Starwood Guests Get Full Refund If Beaches Are Shut Within 20 Miles
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A pair of offers from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) is making the Gulf of Mexico's natural beauty and historic sites more accessible for leisure and business travelers this summer.
With the Better Tomorrows package, for every night a guest stays at a coastal Starwood hotel, they can enjoy the next night for up to 50 percent off. The package is available through December 24, 2010 at participating properties across the Gulf region.
Starwood is also introducing a Beach Guarantee policy to ensure a relaxing stay at selected hotels throughout the Gulf region. Guests will be eligible for a full refund of unused nights if a government agency closes a beach within 20 miles of the Starwood hotel where they have booked.
To book or for more information, please go to www.starwoodhotels.com/gulfoffer.
"Guests know that the region's always a terrific value at this time of year, and they're learning that the majority of local beaches haven't been directly affected by the spill," said David Marr, Senior Vice President, Brand Management for North America at Starwood. "Travelers heading to the Gulf region for leisure or business can trust Starwood to make their plans relaxing and worry-free."
To date, there have been no known official oil spill closures, advisories, or notices in Florida, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has posted an interactive map of Gulf-area beaches on its web site.
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(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Méridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft(R), and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.
SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.