Starwood Preferred Guest Members

The Only Westin Resort in Southwest Florida Chosen as Top Destination for Family in Fourth Annual SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List Cape Coral, Fla. – May 19, 2014 – Starwood Preferred Guest® SPG®, the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. NYSE: HOT, has recognized The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village as one of the Top 10 USA Resorts and Best for Family Adventures with the release of its 2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list. The select list featured 67 of Starwood’s nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts. Members selected their favorite hotels worldwide in the following categories: Best Golf Getaways, Best Beach & Island Retreats, Best Winter Escapes, Best Family Adventures, Best City Experiences, Best Exotic Excursions, Best Small Luxuries, New & Noteworthy, Top 10 China, Top 10 USA Resorts, and Ultimate Top 10.

“We are thrilled to be named as one of the best in both the Best Family Adventures and Top 10 USA resorts lists,” said General Manager, Eric Ashton. “We attribute these honors to our brand new Westin Kids Club, innovative family friendly amenities and programming, and our nonstop dedication to outstanding service for each and every guest at our resort.”

The annual list recognizes the most loved luxury resorts chosen from more than 200 properties as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of more than 1,100 destinations globally including The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, W Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien and Sheraton resorts.

“Each of Starwood’s hotels around the world offers our guests an experience like no other, whether their stay is for business or pleasure,” says Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest. “Member Favorites allows our most frequent travelers to share their personal experiences at these elite hotels and truly celebrate the best of the best. Using our new methodology, this year’s list was generated from feedback from more than 1.1 million members worldwide who contributed SPG Ratings & Reviews and hotel surveys.”

For the full 2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list, please visit spg.com/memberfavorites. For more information about The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, please visit. www.westincapecoral.com.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

Opened on Dec 13, 2012, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village boasts a prime waterfront location within the prestigious Tarpon Point community overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee River and San Carlos Bay. The resort features 263 oversized rooms and suites complete with the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Shower, world-class dining at Marker92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro and The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill, a complimentary water taxi to Fort Myers Beach, a lagoon-style outdoor pool, clay tennis courts, 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio, brand new Westin Kids Club, marina with watersports, cruises and fishing, and much more. With 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space, the waterfront resort can accommodate groups and events of varying sizes. www.westincapecoral.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 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 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 Your24™ and SPG Lifetime™.  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 to 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 SPG.com, 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.

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