The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on First Oceanfront Resort in Los Cabos

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos, Marks the Seventh Luxury Collection Hotel in Mexico

LOS CABOS, Mexico - June 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced that the company broke ground on Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos over the weekend. The resort, owned by Quinta del Golfo de Cortez, SA de CV, will span 33 acres and include an extensive spa, residences, vacation ownership units and a private beach club. Slated to open in June 2017, Solaz will be Starwood’s first Luxury Collection hotel in Los Cabos and the brand’s seventh hotel in Mexico, following the recent conversion of Las Alcobas in Mexico City.

“This marks a milestone year for The Luxury Collection, as the brand continues to grow globally, debut marquee conversion hotels and invest in landmark renovations,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “As we break ground on Solaz, we look forward to introducing a new level of luxury to the extraordinary beaches of Los Cabos.”

“As an architectural sculpture that pays tribute to the contemporary art of Mexico, Solaz will be the perfect fit for The Luxury Collection brand,” said Patricio del Portillo, Director of Development & Acquisitions for Mexico & Central America, Starwood hotels & Resorts. “It is designed to immerse our discerning global guests and residents in the indigenous beauty of the destination, while delivering the unparalleled luxury service the brand is known for.”

Ideally situated at the southern-most tip of Baja California Sur, Solaz will feature 131 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms and suites in five distinct six-floor buildings. A renowned team of architects, designers and artisans were assembled to design and build Solaz. Led by Mexico City-based Sordo Madaleno Architects, the team collaborated with landscape architects Gabayet 101paisaje and artist Cesar Lopez Negrete, whose original works will be featured throughout the property. Each room will be designed to complement the lush landscape and breathtaking ocean views, with a natural color palette incorporating wood and granite. All of the guestrooms will boast a spectacular outdoor terrace, many with jacuzzis, as well as exquisite amenities. A two-bedroom Presidential suite will also offer a private swimming pool.

Solaz will be home to three restaurants, including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and a pool area grill. In addition to offering an expansive pool and beach deck that spans more than 26,000 square feet, the luxury resort will also feature a spa and fitness facility spanning approximately 12,500 square foot, three tennis courts and miles of walking and running paths. For meetings and special events, Solaz will feature more than 9,900 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, accommodating social and business groups.

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos will be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts as part of The Luxury Collection brand, joining the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort and The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent decor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of nearly 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel's distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 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®, Element® and the recently introduced Tribute Portfolio™. 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 recently announced plans to spin off its Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. business, a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands, into a standalone public company by the end of 2015. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Simon Neggers
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
212-380-4029
Simon.Neggers@starwoodhotels.com

Katie Roberts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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Katie.Roberts@starwoodhotels.com

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