W Hotels Worldwide Presents the Sound OF Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour

An Exclusive CD Compilation Celebrating W Hotels' Global Growth Produced by Sony BMG Music Entertainment

The Latest Volume of W Hotels' Ultra Popular CD Series Features Songs From Award Winning and Emerging Artists Including Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield and Mark Ronson

SINGAPORE, Oct. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- W Hotels Worldwide proudly presents The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour, a celebration of the W brand's year long musical journey. Produced by SONY BMG's Commercial Music Group, W Hotels' groundbreaking new CD features music from award-winning and emerging artists such as Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield and Mark Ronson. Offering guests and brand loyalists contemporary style and sounds from global talents, the latest volume in W Hotels' ultra popular CD series highlights music from the W brand's current and upcoming destinations including, W Istanbul, W Doha, W Hong Kong and more. The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour is the latest addition to the W brand's year-long musical celebration, W WonderLust Live Music Series, an exclusively curated musical journey. This year, W Hotels hosted performances by award-winning and emerging SONY BMG artists including Natasha Bedingfield at W New York-Union Square and Paddy Casey at W Los Angeles, with more performance dates and artists to be announced soon.

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The first hotel brand to produce a CD that captured the vibe of its public spaces, W Hotels' first CD titled Boite de Nuit featured the likes of Chaka Kahn, Marvin Gaye and Les Nubians. As the sixth CD compilation in W Hotels' exclusive series, The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour, is packaged in the most eco-friendly CD packaging available: 35% post-consumer material and 100% recycled fibers. Designed to transport listeners and help them discover their own W Hotels' Wonderlust beat, the playlist includes:

Goldfrapp, "Lovely 2 C U"

Mark Ronson, "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before/You Keep Me Hanging On (aka Stop Me)" Paul Oakenfold remix

Donna Summer, "I'm A Fire"

Zarema, "Yangin"

Natasha Bedingfield, "Angel"

Kylie Minogue, "Wow"

Morgan Page featuring Angela McCluskey, "Tell Me Why" - Exclusive Track for W Hotels

Wow, "Get High" remix

Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra, "Shot You Down"

Newton Faulkner, "Dream Catch Me"

Four Tet, "As Serious As Your Life"

Shirley Bassey, "You Only Live Twice" remix

W Hotels Whirlwind Weekender Package:

Jetsetters can fly to any W Hotel in the world for a musical adventure all their own thanks to the Wonderlust Whirlwind Weekend Package, presented by MasterCard Worldwide. Each package includes a copy of The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour; the latest CD by one of the WonderLust Live Music Series Performers; an Altec Orbit-MP3 Speaker System; a copy of Glam! An Eyewitness Account Photo Book by WonderLust Live Photographer, the legendary Mick Rock; two cool cocktails, and a Wonderful Room. The Wonderlust Whirlwind Weekend Package is available at all W Hotels Worldwide (except W Maldives) on Thursday through Sunday stays from August 21, 2008 - December 30, 2008 and must be booked using a valid MasterCard card. Rates vary by property. For more information or to book, please visit .

The Sound of Wonderlust: W Hotels Worldwide Tour CD is available for purchase in the Munchie Boxes of W Hotels, at W Hotels The Store locations and via . It retails for $15.00.

About W Hotels Worldwide

W Hotels is a global luxury lifestyle brand with 24 properties in the most vibrant destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access. Each hotel offers a unique mix of sophisticated design, chic comfort, and cultural influences from fashion to music, pop culture to art, and everything in between. W Hotels are unique and individual expressions of modern travel and stylish living, featuring world-class cuisine, destination bars and signature spas. In North America and Latin America, W Hotels have been announced in Austin, Buckhead Atlanta, Downtown Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hoboken, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Downtown New York, Santiago, Scottsdale, South Beach, and Washington, D.C. In Europe, W Hotels have been announced in Athens, Barcelona, London, Manchester, Milan and St. Petersburg. In Asia, W has announced properties in Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao-Studio City, Shanghai and Yokohama. In Africa and the Middle East, W has announced properties in Amman, Doha, Dubai-Festival City, Dubai-The Palm and Marrakech. W has plans to open W Retreat & Spa properties in Bali, Koh Samui, Vieques Island and Verbier, the latter of which will serve as W Hotels' first ski retreat. For more information, visit .

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is 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, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Meridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, and the recently launched aloft(SM), 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 .

(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: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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