Le Meridien Amman Welcomes Swedish Artist Lunden in Continuation to Iits UNLOCK ART-TM Programme

Amman, Jordan, October 25, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Le Meridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has recently welcomed the visual Swedish artist Ragnhild Lundén, as she prepared for her second cross cultural exhibition in Jordan; “Intuition and Imagination” at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts; Le Meridien Amman’s partner in the global UNLOCK ART™ programme.

Guests of Le Meridien Amman were invited to the abstract art exhibition as part of the UNLOCK ART™ programme which entails providing guests with access to contemporary cultural centres around the world, through the Unlock Art™ pass found in their room. This cultural programme aims at awakening guests’ creative curiosity and offering them opportunities to discover a different or new perspective.

“Le Meridien Amman is committed to transforming the functional and transactional check in process and hotel stay into an emotional connection for our guests summed in the award-winning program of the Arrival Experience,” said Public Relations Manager Sewar Sawalha. “This chic connection is meant to stay with the guest, by giving them a memorable experience through Le Méridien brand’s signature scent, sound and use of light that will accompany them, even after their departure.”

The UNLOCK ART™ programme introduces hotel key cards as a piece of limited edition artwork that are designed by a group of artists and designers under the name of LM100™ and become pieces of art and collectible items that guests can take home as souvenirs.

About Le Méridien

Le Méridien, the French-born hotel brand currently represented by 105 properties in 50 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. Since then, Le Méridien has undergone a brand transformation, which included a consolidation of its hotels and resorts, appointing a full-time Cultural Curator (French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans) and re-inventing numerous consumer touch points, by bringing unique, curated and interactive experiences to its guests. With nearly 70 of its hotels located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provides a strong international complement to Starwood’s primarily North American holdings and consumer base. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien hotels and resorts within the next five years, concentrating in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, including destinations such as India, Thailand and China. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai in Thailand, Shimei Bay in China, and Dallas, Texas in the United States. Le Méridien will open hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Panama City, Panama, and Xiamen, Chongqing Nan’an, and Qingdao in China. The company recently signed new hotel deals in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.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 960 properties in 97 countries and 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®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, 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.

For more information, please contact the PR department:
Sewar Sawalha
Public Relations Manager
Telephone: 00962 6 5696511
Email: sewar.sawalha@lemeridien.com

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