More Than 30 Starwood Properties Earn Conde Nast Traveler's 2001 Readers' Choice Awards List; Nine Starwood Properties Named In The Top 100 ''Best In The World'' List

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 12, 2001–The results are in! Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) earned the distinction of having over 30 of its top hotels and resorts included in Conde Nast Traveler's 2001 Readers' Choice Awards List.
The November 2001 edition of Conde Nast Traveler includes the magazine's 14th Annual Readers' Choice Awards that features the Top 100 Best in the World list which rates the best in hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines and car rentals. Nine Starwood properties earned the distinction of making the Top 100 Best in the World hotel list, while 24 additional Starwood properties were included in other top regional hotel and resort lists.
The Top 100 Best in the World included the following nine Starwood properties:

— Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
— Hotel Imperial, Vienna, Austria (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— The Lodge at Koele, Lanai, HI (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— The Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai, HI (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— Grand Hotel, Florence, Italy (a Luxury Collection hotel)
— The St. Regis, New York, NY
— The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain

In addition, to the Top 100 Best in the World list, other Starwood properties were included in various regional Resorts category lists:

Top 10 Asian Resorts:

— Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Top 25 Pacific Resorts:

— The Lodge at Koele, Lanai, HI (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— The Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai, HI (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— The Orchid at Mauna Lani, Hawaii, HI (a Luxury Collection
hotel)

— Princeville Resort, Kauai, HI (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— The Royal Hawaiian, Oahu (a Sheraton resort)

— The Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas, Australia

Top 10 European Resorts:

— Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses & Spa (A Westin Hotel),
Ayrshire, Scotland

Top 30 North American Resorts:

— The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, TX

— The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Starwood properties included in the regional Hotel category lists including the following:

Top 30 Asian Hotels:

— The St. Regis Beijing, Beijing, China

Top 10 Latin Hotels:

— Park Tower, Buenos Aires, Argentina (a Luxury Collection
hotel)

Top 50 European Hotels:

— Hotel Imperial, Vienna, Austria (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— Hotel Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— Grand Hotel, Florence, Italy (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy (a Luxury Collection
hotel)

— Hotel Bristol (A Westin Hotel), Vienna, Austria

— Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy (a Luxury Collection hotel)

— The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain

Top 50 North American Resorts:

— The St. Regis, New York, NY

— The Westin Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

— The Sheraton Suites Le Soleil, Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada

Reservations for any of the above-referenced hotels and resorts can be made by contacting the following:
For Westin Hotels & Resorts, please call 1-800-WESTIN-1. For Sheraton reservations, please call 800/325-3535. Reservations for Luxury Collection hotels/resorts may be made through the worldwide Luxury Collection Reservations offices, reachable toll-free in 34 countries (800/325-3589 in the U.S. or Canada). For additional information, please visit Starwood's brand websites at www.sheraton.com; www.westin.com; www.stregis.com; www.luxurycollection.com; www.whotels.com and www.fourpoints.com.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwood.com.