Starwood Hotels Accelerates Portfolio Growth in Australia with The Launch of its Four Points Brand in Brisbane

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is the First Globally Branded Hotel to Open in the City's Central Business District in More than a Decade

BRISBANE, Australia - March 05, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its Four Points by Sheraton brand has made its debut in Brisbane, Australia. Owned by Felicity Hotel Pty Ltd., Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is the first globally branded, new-build property to open in Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) in more than a decade. It is also the brand's fourth property in Australia, joining Four Points hotels in Sydney, Geelong and Perth.

"We are delighted to introduce Four Points to Brisbane, one of Australia's most energetic and economically vibrant cities," said Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "Brisbane is a leading choice among business and leisure travellers, and the new Four Points is ideally positioned to cater to these different markets with a range of signature offerings and stylish accommodations."

Boasting the largest pipeline of all of Starwood's brands, Four Points has proven to be a hit with travelers in markets worldwide. Four Points is a key player in a new generation of sleek and modern mid-market hotels in Australia, delivering honest, uncomplicated comfort and exceptional guest services.

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is located in a contemporary 32-story tower designed by Brisbane-based Noel Robinson Architects at the heart of the city. The hotel features 246 comfortable and modern guest rooms, a fully equipped fitness center and all of the brand's popular amenities and services including fast and free WiFi, complimentary bottled water, fresh coffee in the lobby, and the Best Brews local craft beer program.

The new Four Points is a short stroll from the city's key attractions, including the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Brisbane River and South Bank precinct, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Treasury Casino and Queensland Art Gallery. The hotel is a short taxi ride from Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, a 20-minute drive from Brisbane's international airport and within easy reach of public transportation options.

An ideal choice for both corporate and social events, Four Points offers 3,358 square feet of naturally-lit, flexible meeting space equipped with state-of-the-art technology. In addition, an exclusive, covered rooftop venue on level 30 called Altitude offers spectacular views across the city and river.

"Starwood's popular Four Points brand is a great fit for the city of Brisbane," said General Manager Brad Mercer. "At Four Points, guests will travel the way they like, with genuine service and classic style - in an unbeatable location."

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is presenting a special opening offer, starting from $149 per room per night, including complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. Starwood Preferred Guest® members can also earn double Starpoints® for stays booked from 3 March to 3 September 2014. To take advantage of this great offer, please call 1800 074 545, email reservations.brisbane@fourpoints.com or visit www.fourpoints.com/brisbane. For more information on Four Points visit starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Australia and the Pacific

Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane joins Starwood's robust portfolio in Australia. The company currently operates ten hotels in the country under the compelling brands of Westin, Sheraton, and Four Points by Sheraton. The opening of Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane complements Starwood's aggressive growth in the Pacific region with an additional five openings in 2014. New hotels in the region include: Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, slated to open in March, Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa and Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort, and Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 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 Element®. 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.

About Four Points

Great Hotels. Great Rates. With over 175 Four Points hotels in more than 30 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they're looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, 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. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points, like all brands within Starwood's portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry's richest loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.spg.com.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contacts:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Alethea Lam
Director, Corporate Communications
Asia Pacific
alethea.lam@starwodohotels.com

Punnee Bunma
Manager, Corporate Communications
Asia Pacific
Punnee.bunma@starwooodhotels.com
65 6335 4824

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