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Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Voted 'Best Hotel Chain in Latin America' by Business Traveler Magazine

05/01/2011 11:57

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today that for the sixteenth consecutive year, the company's largest and most global brand, Sheraton Hotels, has been voted the "Best Hotel Chain in Latin America for Business Travel" by readers of Business Traveler International Magazine (BTI).


The awards were announced at the Annual Business Traveler International Awards Conference in Los Angeles on November 9th, Trip Barrett, VP of Brand Management for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Latin America accepted the Latin America award on the brand's behalf.


The survey results, calculated from more than a thousand reader responses, are featured in the December-January 2011 issue.  In the poll, readers voted on categories covering individual hotels and hotel chains, airlines, car rental companies, credit cards, web sites and technology companies.

The brand's enduring position as sixteen time winner of the Best Hotel Chain in Latin America title is particularly rewarding for Trip Barrett, VP of Brand Management, Starwood Latin America Division. "This is truly an honor and a tribute to our associates," said Barrett.  "We are committed to exceeding our guests' expectations from the moment they check-in and are proud to once again have been voted best hotel chain in Latin America by the travel savvy readers of Business Traveler magazine."


About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels 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 Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element(SM).  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit .


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