Sheraton New Orleans Celebrates 30th Anniversary with the Debut of Exclusive Photography Exhibit by World-Famous Photographer Jack Robinson

Series of Selected Images Document the Architecture, Culture and Nightlife of 1950s New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Sheraton New Orleans announces the launch of an exclusive exhibit of original photographs of 1950s New Orleans by world-famous Jack Robinson. The collection, curated by Southern historian and author Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman will be on display as part of the hotel's 30th anniversary celebration.

"Sheraton New Orleans invites guests and area residents to come view this extraordinary collection of Jack Robinson photographs that bring to life the iconic architecture, culinary delights and vibrant nightlife of the city's French Quarter," said Jim Cook, General Manager of the Sheraton New Orleans. "This exclusive exhibit is one of a series of events that we are holding this year in celebration of the hotel's 30th anniversary as a gesture of appreciation for the continued support of this dynamic community."

The collection of black and white photographs taken during Robinson's early years as a photographer in New Orleans include iconic images of the city. Other photographs document legendary locales and Mardi Gras celebrations. After 10 years in New Orleans, Robinson moved to New York City where he became a celebrated fashion and portrait photographer for Vogue Magazine, photographing cultural icons such as Andy Warhol, Elton John and Joni Mitchell. The Jack Robinson exhibit is available to the public free of charge, thanks to the unique partnership between Sheraton New Orleans and Robinson Galleries. More information about Robinson Galleries is available at www.robinsongallery.com.

An ever-popular favorite with meeting planners and travelers, The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel recently completed a $50 million revitalization project, resulting in a fully transformed lobby, refurbished guestrooms, and brand-new Sheraton Club Lounge.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $6 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,128 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 Meridien®, 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.

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SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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