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Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Westin Hotels makes landmark debut in South America

May 17, 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Accelerating its global portfolio growth, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of its first Westin hotel in South America - The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center in Peru. Ideally located in the heart of San Isidro, the financial and shopping hub of Lima, Peru, The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center features 301 rooms and the largest meeting and convention facilities in Peru.

"We are delighted to make our landmark entry in South America, where we
expect to aggressively grow the Westin brand over the next decade," said
Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. "The
Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center is a superb representation of the
Westin brand. Our distinctive positioning resonates well with
international travelers and we are excited to bring the Westin
experience to another new market."

The debut of Westin in Peru comes on the heels of the brand's recent
entry in Costa Rica, with the opening of its first all-inclusive resort
- The Westin Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal. Westin is also poised to make
its debut in Panama with the upcoming openings of The Playa Bonita
followed by The Westin Panama, and increase its presence in Mexico with
the upcoming opening of The Westin Guadalajara this September.

"Starwood's growth leader in Latin America is Westin Hotels, which is
set to double its portfolio in the region by 2012," said Osvaldo
Librizzi, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Latin America. "Fueled
by the success of Westin, we are experiencing strong demand from owners
and developers for all of our world-class brands across Latin America,
strengthening Starwood's position as the largest four and five star
hotel operator in the region."

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center is opening under a franchise
agreement between Grupo Libertador and Starwood. The two companies
previously partnered to open two Luxury Collection properties: Hotel
Paracas Resort in 2009 and Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa in 2010, located
in Valle Sagrado, near Machu Picchu.

An ideal venue for weddings, social galas and business functions, The
Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center boasts more than 28,000 square
feet of space, including 10 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom.
Additional facilities include a three meal restaurant and a fine dining
restaurant headed by chef Rafael Piqueras. The hotel also features an In
Site Bar to enjoy international cocktails, lobby lounge, and an
additional lounge on the 29th floor. Designed by Miami-based
Arquitectonica and renowned New York designer Tony Chi, The Westin Lima
Hotel & Convention is a notable addition to the Lima skyline.

"We're delighted to celebrate the grand opening of this world-class
hotel which now stands as an iconic landmark in this city," said Jorge
Melero CEO of Grupo Libertador.

In their rooms, hotel guests will awaken their senses with the Westin
Heavenly Bath(R) experience and restore in the Heavenly Bed(R), a 10-layer
ensemble of luxurious comfort featuring a pillow-top mattress set, a
cozy down blanket, three crisp sheets, a comforter, duvet and five plush
pillows. Rooms are also equipped with high-speed Internet access and an
ergonomic work space to enhance guest productivity and creativity in a
tranquil setting.

As part of the Westin brand's commitment to preserving wellness on the
road, The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center features a 24-hour
WestinWORKOUT(R) gym, an indoor pool and the SuperfoodsRX menu designed by
experts to keep guests on top of their game with incredible food
combinations rich in nutrients, antioxidants and flavor. Located on the
second floor of the hotel, the Heavenly Spa by Westin features 14
treatment rooms and a choice of signature Heavenly treatments created by
Comfort Zone, the luxurious Italian spa brand.

With the addition of the new Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center,
Starwood now has nine Westin Hotels in Latin America, six Westin hotels
in Mexico, one in Guatemala and one in Costa Rica. Overall, Starwood
Hotels & Resorts now has 65 hotels and resorts in 13 countries in Latin

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