Four Points Crosses 200th Hotel Milestone in Dynamic Markets around the World

STAMFORD, Conn. - September 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) -

Point 1: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its booming Four Points brand has crossed the 200th hotel milestone worldwide, fueled by unprecedented demand in dynamic destinations across the globe. Boasting the largest pipeline in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Four Points continues to exceed expectations with plans to open 12 additional hotels around the world by the end of this year – roughly one a week. With the recent openings of Four Points Istanbul Dudullu (Turkey); Four Points Seoul, Namsan (South Korea); Four Points Bali, Kuta (Indonesia); and Four Points Moncton (Canada), the brand, currently represented in 40 countries worldwide, continues its bullish global growth.

Point 2: “Four Points is proud to cross the 200th hotel milestone with the recent openings of these four hotels in diverse and dynamic markets across the globe. The brand’s explosive growth reflects its tremendous appeal for global travelers as well as our laser-like focus on expanding our global footprint,” said Brian McGuinness, Global Brand Leader, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Built for the modern, everyday traveler, Four Points continues to offer our guests exactly what they need while on the road. Demand for our winning formula is at an all-time high, and the brand’s performance has never been better.”

Point 3: Whether travelling for business or pleasure, all fans of Four Points know they can expect consistent, authentic experiences in a relaxed atmosphere at any of the brand’s hotels around the world. From essentials like fast and free WiFi throughout the hotel, to the brand’s iconic Best Brews and BBQ™, where guests can always enjoy a crisp local craft beer and seasonal BBQ-style appetizers at the hotels’ signature pubs, Four Points is designed for the smart, independent traveler seeking excellent service and a great travel experience.

Point 4: Four Points is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by nearly 60% in the next five years with new hotels strategically located in nearly every corner of the globe. Today, the brand has 119 hotels in North America, 44 in Asia Pacific, 21 throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and 19 in Latin America. Hotels expected to open by year’s end include: Four Points Vadodara (India), Four Points Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center (WA), Four Points Istanbul Batisehir (Turkey), Four Points Phoenix North (AZ), Four Points Midland (TX), Four Points Oran (Algeria), Four Points San Diego - SeaWorld (CA), Four Points Penghu (Taiwan), Four Points Chengdu, Anren, Pujiang Resort (China), Four Points Fargo (ND), Four Points, Barrie (Ontario), and Four Points Cincinnati North (OH).

About Four Points

Four Points is travel reinvented. With over 200 hotels in nearly 40 countries, Four Points meets the needs of the everyday traveler and offers guests exactly what they need on the road. Four Points combines timeless style and comfort and an authentic sense of the local as well as genuine, always-approachable service, all around the world. To learn more, visit www.fourpoints.com/experience. Stay connected to Four Points on facebook.com/fourpoints.

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.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Contacts:

Ashley Chapman
Global Public Relations
Aloft, Element & Four Points
212-380-4015
Ashley.Chapman@starwoodhotels.com |

Elizabeth Austin
Think PR
212-343-3920
eaustin@thinkpublicrelations.com

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