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Official Launch of the Grand Tower at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

2008-06-20 14:14 1149

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, June 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Witnessed by distinguished guests, members of the press, honorable members of Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee, Starwood and the Joint Venture Company Ocean Place comprising of Resco, Saigon Tourist and the Keck Seng Group of companies the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers officially opened its new Grand Tower, heralding a new era in luxury world-class accommodation for Vietnam.

Today is not only an important day for the Sheraton brand but also for Ho Chi Minh City. After completing the project in record breaking time of only 11 months the project team has handed over an assortment of luxury studios and suites that will clearly set a new benchmark in product development and service delivery. The Sheraton Saigon has now close to 500 rooms which should alleviate the supply side in the city during the busier months of the year. With an investment in excess of 13 million dollars spend on developing this new product -- including world class technology we have forged ahead and made a commitment of improving guest experiences and exceeding their expectations in this vibrant city.

Sheraton signature service is the heart of the new Grand Tower, providing warmth and comfort to any disconcerting traveler. Also boasting the fastest internet speed in the city and wireless internet in all of the Grand Tower rooms along with three unique work stations in the Grand Tower lounge area, the Sheraton Saigon ensure the guests stay connected to their loved ones or business associates. Couple this with the exclusive use of the lounge for Grand Tower guests only and the up market selection of refreshments available throughout the day, the Management is confident that Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is now in the enviable position of having one of the finest hospitality products in South East Asia.

The new Grand Tower’s entry level rooms are a spacious 55 square meters and are a gadget lover’s paradise. All rooms are equipped with a 42 inch LCD television including a built-in digital video recorder with up to 33 hours of recording time. The Television is complemented by a DVD Player which is connected to a Bose surround sound system. In addition there is a 37 inch LCD

Television in the Grand Tower Suite bedrooms and a 19 inch LCD Television in the roomy suite bathrooms. Wired and wireless broadband with “plug and play” connectivity up to a 6 Megabytes, provides seamless connection without the need of notebook reconfiguration including very fast uploading and downloading from the internet or company intranets including iPod docking and speakers in the bedroom.

“I know I speak for all of us when I say HCM City would not enjoy strong trading conditions would it not be for the friendly and transparent investment regulations provided by the political leadership of Vietnam and I want to publicly thank them for their continued support and cooperation”, said General Manager -- Mr. Dietmar Kielnhofer.

Sheraton Saigon is proud to continue to play a vital role in this vibrant City. “We are working closely with the local community leaders in further developing the tourism and hospitality industry in Vietnam. I hope together we can all continue to move forward to a bright and promising future and optimizing the value creation for all stakeholders”, added the General Manager.

The Sheraton Saigon Grand Tower is Ho Chi Minh City’s new benchmark for style, comfort and first-rate service for business and leisure travelers, and places the Sheraton Saigon not only at the leading edge of Vietnam’s luxury hospitality industry, but at the pioneering head of this new international market.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Helping guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 75 countries around the world, Sheraton is revitalizing its iconic brand while continuing its aggressive international expansion by adding 54 hotels and 20,000 guestrooms by 2009.

Sheraton Hotels is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, W(R), Le Méridien(R), and the recently launched aloftSM, and elementSM. 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 http://www.starwoodhotels.com and http://www.starwoodpressclub.com .

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
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