Most Outrageous Story-Telling Business Traveler Rewarded with $25,000 from Four Points by Sheraton
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Most Outrageous Story-Telling Business Traveler Rewarded with $25,000 from Four Points by Sheraton

Road Warriors Share Unbelievable Business Tales via Facebook Contest; Voters Can Also Win Two-Night Stay & $50 Beer Tab

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jun 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- You took a sailboat to your meeting. You hit "reply all" by mistake. Your co-workers found your pants... eventually.

Business travelers have incredible stories and Four Points by Sheraton is looking to reward the most outrageous ones. Four Points is excited to unveil a contest that boasts a $25,000 grand prize for the tale that generates the most votes from Four Points guests, Facebook fans and fellow travelers. Those with compelling stories can enter the "Win $25K" contest via Four Points' Facebook page now through August 10.* A grand-prize winner will be announced September 7, 2011.

Entry into Four Points' "Win $25K" is simple: "like" the Four Points' Facebook page and share adventures in 500 words or less. From an unbelievable success story to a life lesson you'll never live down, the more unique the better. Voting fans are also in on the action with a chance to win a weekly prize: a two-night stay at any Four Points hotel in the U.S. or Canada, along with a $50 beer tab. The beer credit allows fans to recount their own tales to their favorite hotel bartender over one of Four Points' "Best Brews."

"This is our way of celebrating all of the hard work business travelers do every day and the stories they rack up on the road," said Brian McGuinness, senior vice president of Specialty Select Brands at Starwood. "Four Points is known for catering to business travelers' needs. Learning from their successes, and inevitable mishaps, helps us to further enhance their stay."

The launch of this promotion to amplify the humorous stories of road warriors is a natural fit for the brand that caters to this segment in growing numbers. Proving to be a hit amongst business travelers, Four Points ranked #1 in its category in Business Travel News' 2011 survey. Recently completing a $1 billion investment in renovations, conversions and new-build hotels has made Four Points a leader in the industry. At Four Points, guests travel the way they like, with genuine service, classic style and great rates. Savvy travelers know Four Points provides an honest value with complimentary perks like bottled water, free Wi-Fi in public spaces and free Internet access in all guestrooms. Business travelers flock to Four Points for these must-have, always-included amenities while on the road. Four Points is the fast-growing global hotel brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT).

For further information on the "Win $25K" contest please visit www.facebook.com/Fourpoints; for hotel reservations visit www.fourpoints.com. For complete contest rules please visit here.

About Four Points by Sheraton

Great Hotels. Great Rates: With 161 Four Points hotels in 25 countries, travelers can find a great stay with classic style, genuine service and timeless comfort they're looking for, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. Four Points gives travelers everything they need to be comfortable and productive on the road from day to night ranging from a good breakfast to local beer with Best BrewsSM .

Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood's portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program, which offers a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. 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 1051 properties in 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. The company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. 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

*One entry per person. Contest open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 21 years of age or older as of date of entry.

SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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