Sheraton Opens Second Hotel in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area

  Sheraton Opens Second Hotel in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area

   Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel Boasts a convenient Location near the
              Airport, Business District, Shops and Restaurants

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- April 18, 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the
opening of Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel just outside Pittsburgh
International Airport (PIT). Owned by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, the
hotel completed a comprehensive multi-million dollar renovation prior to
re-opening in order to meet Sheraton brand standards. The opening is part of
the Sheraton brand’s strategic $8 billion expansion effort.

“Sheraton is delighted to be adding depth to our Pittsburgh portfolio with the
addition of this ideally located property as we continue to expand the brand
in dynamic markets, worldwide,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader,
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel provides
travelers with a stylish, comfortable and social atmosphere where they can
enjoy all the brand’s recently enhanced signature services and amenities.”

As part of its renovations, Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel implemented the
Sheraton brand’s signature Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft® – a
social hub in the lobby where connections, whether face-to-face or
webcam-to-webcam take place, and a Link@Sheraton Café. All 200 guest rooms
were fully renovated and equipped with the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper®
bed, designed to meet AAA’s Five Diamond Award® criteria, as well as an
oversized work desk, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, and LCD flat panel

Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel provides approximately 9,000 square feet of
flexible meeting space with all the latest in meetings technology. Additional
amenities include a full-service restaurant and lounge, outdoor pool, Sheraton
Club Lounge, and fully renovated fitness facility featuring the brand’s
revolutionary new health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness, Programmed by
Core Performance™, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its
partner Core Performance.

Located at 1160 Thorn Run Road in Coraopolis, PA, Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport
Hotel offers easy access to Pittsburgh International Airport and leading
businesses including Federal Express and GlaxoSmithKline. Nearby attractions
include the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Andy Warhol Museum and the shops, restaurants
and entertainment at Station Square.

“We have transformed the hotel, fundamentally improved operations and enhanced
the total experience for travelers,” said David Aroesty, Principal, Platinum
Equity. “We are excited to re-open as a Sheraton and offer guests all of the
enhanced benefits and amenities that are part of the Sheraton brand.”

Starwood has spent the last few years renovating and rebuilding one of the
hotel industry’s most iconic brands and Sheraton now stands stronger than ever
with the strongest portfolio in its history.The brand is gaining market
share, RevPAR continues to rise, guest satisfaction scores are the highest in
the brand’s history and likelihood to return, likelihood to recommend and
meeting planner and associate engagement scores are also at all-time highs -
signaling that guests are taking notice and rediscovering the new Sheraton.

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, like all brands within Starwood’s robust portfolio,
is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines
when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on
Free Night Awards. SPG® offers members the ability to redeem awards at more
resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties
than any other hotel program.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and
leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries
and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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 Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton,
Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading
loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and
redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout
dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier
provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and
privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Nadeen Ayala, 203-351-2542
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