Tony Dunn Named General Manager of Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

DENVER - October 16, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel announced that Tony Dunn has been appointed as its new General Manager. Dunn brings over 24 years of hotelier and hospitality experience to the position at Colorado’s largest hotel with 1,231 guest rooms and over 131,000 square feet of meeting space. Starwood Hotels and Resorts manage the property, which is situated on the popular 16th Street Pedestrian Mall and in close proximity to the Colorado Convention Center.

"I look forward to my new leadership role, as I am delighted to be involved with one of Denver and Colorado’s premiere hotels. The experience I have gained in Canada has been an insightful and enriching experience and I’m eager to build upon that with this exciting new chapter," said Dunn. "In addition, I’m excited to partner with the city of Denver to collectively grow our convention business," he added.

Dunn comes to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from the 1,377-room Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel where he was General Manager for five years. During that time, the hotel received honors for the highest Starwood Guest Points enrollments worldwide and was awarded Best Operational Innovation by Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to that, Dunn was the General Manager at the 474-room Sheraton Gateway Toronto Hotel succeeding three years as General Manager at the Westin Edmonton.

Dunn has also held the positions of Director of Rooms at the Westin Winnipeg and Director of Food and Beverage/Operations at Westin Edmonton. He began his career with Starwood in 1989 working at the Westin Ottawa and has held various positions in Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto.

Dunn will be moving to Denver with his wife Heather and their nine-year-old daughter. His passions for cycling and golf will complement the abundant recreation opportunities in Colorado.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is located at 1550 Court Place. For more information, contact www.sheratondenverdowntown.com or 303-893-3333.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 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.

Contacts:

Barnhart Communications
Kathleen Burkhardt
303-626-7240

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Susan Stiff
303-572-7208

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