Fast-Growing Four Points to Open Second Tucson Hotel, Bringing Timeless, Stylish Comfort and Great Value to Business and Government Hub

Great Craft Brews, Fresh Coffee, and Free Bottled Water Have Made Four Points a Hit with Travelers Worldwide

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sunny Tucson is about to get even brighter for travelers.

Four Points by Sheraton, the fast-growing hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) whose timeless and stylish platform has proved a hit with business and leisure travelers worldwide, will open a second Tucson hotel this month with a 150-room property just steps from Tucson International Airport.

Located on a five-acre oasis at 7060 S. Tucson Blvd., Four Points Tucson Airport is situated within five miles of major corporate headquarters and government operations, including the Arizona Air National Guard, the Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Texas Instruments, Intuit, LearJet, Boeing, and Bombardier.

For corporate guests, Four Points Tucson Airport features 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting space with a 55" wireless-remote flat-screen monitor.

The hotel's new R&R Grill and Sports Bar will offer delicious, Arizona-tinged American cooking in a relaxing dining room that overlooks the pool and garden. And the pool, in a quiet courtyard, offers an "oasis" in the desert, surrounded by lush palm trees and striking 180-million-year-old petrified wood.

Guests staying at Four Points Tucson Airport will find themselves close to key area attractions including the Tucson Greyhound Racetrack and the University of Arizona campus, along with important destinations like the University of Arizona, the Pima Air & Space Museum, and Tucson Electric Park.

"We think both business and leisure travelers in Tucson will appreciate the singular service, style, and value of Four Points," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. "Tucson is a dynamic corporate hub, and we think guests will find the airport location ideal."

Raymond Johnston, CEO of Las Brisas Hotel Group, the property's developer and partner, agreed. "The Four Points flag, a bulls-eye location, and unbeatable amenities make the Four Points Tucson Airport a win for corporate and business guests," he said. "We're eager to deliver the Four Points experience of timeless and stylish comfort to travelers visiting the Tucson area."

The Four Points brand's billion-dollar revitalization, combined with its great value proposition, has helped elevate it to become one of the fastest-growing brands in Starwood's portfolio. Four Points continues to delight guests with everything they need to travel the way they like: stylish design, comfortable beds, free high-speed Internet access, free bottled water, and a delicious breakfast with great coffee. It's all combined with great "can-do" service, making Four Points hotels a massive hit with business and leisure travelers worldwide.

News of the opening comes on the heels of the Four Points brand's announcement of its milestone 150th hotel. The Four Points brand's momentum will continue into 2011 as it opens in business and travel hubs around the world. With the openings, Four Points will command a presence in 28 countries, up from 24 just this year.

This month, new Four Points hotels will open their doors in Lagos, Nigeria (222 rooms) and Galveston, TX (118 rooms). In November, Four Points will inaugurate properties in Tripoli, Libya (205 rooms), Bangkok, Thailand (268 rooms), and Tai'an, China (311 rooms).

Global growth will propel Four Points through the end of the year, with December debuts in Pune, India (215 rooms), Visakhapatnam, India (122 rooms), Houston, TX (79 rooms), and Memphis, TN (125 rooms).

About Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton, with over 150 great hotels in 24 countries, offers the self-sufficient traveler a new kind of style and comfort combined with a "can-do" service - all at an honest value. Four Points by Sheraton hotels are everywhere the traveler needs to be - located in easy-to-reach areas - close to major airports, suburban centers, urban hot spots and resort and vacation destinations.

Guests at Four Points by Sheraton can earn free nights at any Starwood Hotels & Resorts property - the world's most sought-after collection of hotels - through the Preferred Guest program. To learn more, visit www.spg.com.

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 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 www.starwoodhotels.com.

(Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.)

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SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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