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Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ and Live Nation Entertainment Make Music Together

The 3rd Annual Hear The Music, See The World Global Music Series

Jewel, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Capital Cities, Kellie Pickler, Leona Lewis, Mayer Hawthorneand More will Take The Stage for 9 Exclusive In-Hotel Performances

SPG's Hear The Music, See The World Provides Unparalleled Access to Intimate Music Performances with a Variety of Today's Most Desired Artists at Starwood Hotels

STAMFORD, Conn. - April 3, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV), the world's leading live entertainment and e-commerce company, for the third consecutive year is launching a one-of-a-kind music series, Hear The Music, See The World. This groundbreaking global music initiative, which kicks off June 5, 2014, allows SPG members to experience intimate music performances at incredible Starwood properties and destinations including: Munich, New York, Dubai, Buenos Aires and more. With a wide array of talent performing an eclectic range of music designed to match each host hotel and destination including jazz, country, pop and more, the Hear The Music, See The World tour has a concert for all musical tastes.

Each one of Starwood's nine diverse hotel brands will set the stage for the 2014 Hear the Music, See the World series with each featuring customized components of the brand's persona and style at the show. Confirmed properties and performances include:














Element Vaughan Southwest

Toronto, Canada



June 5, 2014



Mayer Hawthorne

St. Regis



The St. Regis New York

New York, NY, USA



June 19, 2014



Janelle Monae




The Westin Grand Munich

Munich, Germany



July 28, 2014



Jason Mraz




Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



August 15, 2014



Leona Lewis

Four Points by Sheraton



Four Points by Sheraton Nashville

Nashville, TN, USA



August 23, 2014



Kellie Pickler

The Luxury Collection



The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego   

San Diego, CA, USA



September 25, 2014      




Le Méridien



Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Dubai, United Arab Emirates



November 15, 2014



Katie Melua




Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center

Buenos Aires, Argentina



December 4, 2014



Capital Cities




W Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China

















"I'm honored and so excited to be a part of SPG's Hear the Music, See the World series this year," said Jewel. "There is nothing better than performing for an intimate group of fans at an amazing location, like the US Grant in San Diego. This series really showcases what music means to me."

"The Hear the Music, See the World concert series is one of SPG's most popular events for our members, who we know are so passionate about music," said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "By working together with Live Nation we've created a one-of-a-kind concert series that highlights Starwood's most remarkable properties and gives members a chance to see their favorite artists like never before."

"Curating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for music fans and working with Starwood to deliver these experiences for their loyal customers illuminates Live Nation's unique entertainment capabilities," said Russell Wallach, President of Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation. "We are thrilled to build on the continued success of "On Tour With SPG: Hear The Music, See The World" series and create even more memorable, tweetable moments for SPG members this year."

Attending the SPG Hear the Music, See the World Series

Beginning today, SPG members can redeem Starpoints to attend one of the intimate performances on the Hear The Music, See the World music tour by visiting Additional SPG Moments include VIP meet and greets with the artists, which are available for bidding starting at 5,000 Starpoints.

Enhanced Artist Experiences

SPG and Live Nation will provide exclusive access for a few members to some of today's most sought after artists. Beginning today at SPG members will be able to bid Starpoints to secure an enhanced artist experience package from a private music session with Christina Perri to an "Almost Famous" experience with Jewel including backstage access, a private interview and more.

Get the SPG App for a chance to Win

Calling all music lovers! Don't have the SPG app? It's time to download it for a chance to win even more music experiences with Ticketmaster. Launching today for every 2 eligible nights booked via the SPG app and completed anytime from today through May 31, 2014, members will receive $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash™ codes. Additionally, for the next week and a half through April 13th, members will be entered into a daily sweepstakes to win a $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash code for any eligible booking via the SPG app for iPhone, iPad or Android. See Official Rules and register at

Custom Music Experiences – Each Will Represent One of Starwood's Distinctive Hotel Brands

Setting the stage at Starwood properties around the globe, each event will be individually customized in collaboration with the artists and Starwood's distinctive brand positioning, incorporating the unique style, décor and rituals of each of its nine diverse brands. Each experience will spotlight unique hotel brand attributes that define each of the properties.

More about the SPG & Live Nation Partnership

As the exclusive hotel partner, ticket purchasers on the site will find a "Where to Stay" page directing concert goers to the nearest Starwood Hotel. Customized hotel booking for Live Nation artists on tour will be coordinated by Starwood, working in tangent with the company's touring division.

For more information about SPG's Hear The Music, See The World Moments please visit: and

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

About Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood's 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24TM and SPG LifetimeTM. In addition to Free Night Awards at nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today's connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood's Best Rate Guarantee on, to SPG's integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world's most frequent travelers. Learn more at and and connect with us on,,,, and

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

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