Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Sheraton Grand Foothold in Latin America

With the Designations of Sheraton Panama and Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar

Sheraton Grand Panama and Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar Join Roster of Exceptional Hotels and Resorts around the World

STAMFORD, Conn. - June 2, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the designation of two exceptional hotels in Latin America, Sheraton Grand Panama and Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar, welcoming them to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The two Latin America Sheraton Grand properties join Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Brazil, which earned its designation when Sheraton Grand launched last year, as well as 27 other Sheraton Grand properties around the world. Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as a leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere.

“Sheraton is one of the most beloved brands in Latin America, having had first mover advantage in many of the region’s capitals, including Buenos Aires and Lima, to name a few,” said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice President and Chief of Latin American Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “These two properties epitomize the excellence of the Sheraton brand across the board, and we are proud to recognize them with this prestigious designation.”

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar

A stunning all-inclusive beachfront resort in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar stands out for its idyllic location, excellence in service and hospitality, and luxurious, authentic Mexican design, among other defining qualities. The hotel features 270 guest rooms and suites with traditional Mexican décor and an array of delectable restaurants, among which are two Five Star Diamond Award-winning options, De Cortez Grill and Restaurant and Pitahayas Restaurant. The hotel also offers more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space for events and weddings of all sizes.

Sheraton Grand Panama

Sheraton Grand Panama is an iconic hotel recognized for its unique design, meticulous attention to service and outstanding dining experiences. Overlooking Panama Bay, the hotel’s 356 beautifully decorated rooms offer a stylish stay with bay and city views. Multiple restaurant options include Café Bahia, renowned for its Sunday brunch, Crostini, with delicious pizzas, hamburgers and BBQ just next to the pool, and Las Hadas, a favorite local go-to with sought-after pastries and traditional Panamanian dishes. Sheraton Grand Panamá also offers a total of 46,000 square feet of meeting place, featuring glamorous social areas and massive outdoor spaces.

A Clear Vision

Sheraton Grand is just one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive 10-point plan revealed in June 2015 designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts firmly back into the global spotlight. A nod to the plan’s clear five year vision, Sheraton 2020 also includes a new multi-million Sheraton-focused marketing campaign; the launch of a new elevated food and beverage lobby program, Paired; continuous innovation of the Sheraton guest experience; an unwavering commitment to service excellence; the implementation of revenue and profit-driving initiatives to benefit owners and developers; and a goal of adding more than 150 new Sheraton hotels worldwide by 2020.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel through smart solutions and effortless experiences at more than 440 hotels in more than 72 countries around the world. The brand is currently in the midst of implementing Sheraton 2020, a 10 point plan designed to make Sheraton the global hotel brand of choice, everywhere. Sheraton recently launched “Where Actions Speak Louder,” a multi-channel, multi-million dollar advertising campaign that highlights the brand’s ongoing enhancements to its guest experience, including new products and partnerships, and a renewed focus on service. With work well underway, the brand has already rolled out a variety of initiatives under Sheraton 2020, including Paired, a new imaginative lobby bar menu; the richest SPG promotion in the brand’s history; and Sheraton Grand, a new premier tier that recognizes exceptional Sheraton hotels and resorts. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Sheraton.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contacts:

Tanya Elm
Sheraton Global Public Relations
917-202-5309
Tanya.Elm@starwoodhotels.com

Gina Carriazo
Latin America Communications
786-999-6307
Gina.carriazo@starwoodhotels.com

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