Starwood Board Approves $250 Million Increase to Share Repurchase Authorization

STAMFORD, Conn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 2, 2012 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the Company’s share repurchase authorization by an additional $250 million. As of August 1, 2012, the total amount available under the authorization is approximately $360 million.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,112 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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, Aloft®, and ElementSM. 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 also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Contacts:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Investor
Stephen Pettibone
203-351-3500

Media
KC Kavanagh
866-478-2777

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