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THE WESTIN KUALA LUMPUR AND THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA HONORED AT THE 20TH ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Industry: Hotels       

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa was awarded Malaysia's Leading Spa Resort which marks its second award from World Travel Awards, the first being in 2011 in the same category. While The Westin Kuala Lumpur was announced Malaysia's Leading Business Hotel of 2013, the hotels’ first recognition from World Travel Awards. Both Westin hotels were honoured to be amongst a list of impressive competitors for the 2013 awards.

(TRAVPR.COM) MALAYSIA - November 15th, 2013 - The Westin Kuala Lumpur and The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa were recently recognized at the 20th Annual World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia held in Dubai recently.

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa was awarded Malaysia's Leading Spa Resort which marks its second award from World Travel Awards, the first being in 2011 in the same category. While The Westin Kuala Lumpur was announced Malaysia's Leading Business Hotel of 2013, the hotels’ first recognition from World Travel Awards. Both Westin hotels were honoured to be amongst a list of impressive competitors for the 2013 awards.

The World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and prestigious in the global travel industry and this year the poll was the highest in the awards’ 20-year history as over 800,000 travel industry professionals casted their votes from over 170 countries, for what they consider to be the very best travel, tourism and hospitality products and services.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the award brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Nestled amongst 104 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa features 202 spacious rooms, suites and 20 ultra luxury private pool villas, providing you with the most renewing stay. This Langkawi LuxuryResort (http://www.westinlangkawi.com/standardamenities) also houses the first Heavenly Spa by Westin in South East Asia, and the only one in Malaysia - a perfect sanctuary for pampering and rejuvenation. Strategically located, it is just 20 minutes from the Langkawi International Airport by car and within 1 km of the Jetty Point. The main shopping area of Langkawi, Kuah Town, which is only 3 km away from this Langkawi Beach Resort (http://www.westinlangkawi.com/), acts as a further attraction to the Resort guests.

For more information on The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, or to make plans for your next renewing getaway, visit www.westinlangkawi.com

The 443-room Westin Kuala Lumpur stands in the heart of the city’s central business and shopping district along the vibrant streets of Jalan Bukit Bintang. Its ideal location puts the city’s best entertainment, dining, and local attractions right at your doorstep, including the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysian Philharmonic, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and the Pavilion shopping center. With a total of 21 contemporary function venues and a dedicated Conference Centre, the hotel is able to accommodate events of various capacities. Business travelers will also discover respite and privacy at the Westin Executive Club Lounge, located on the 33rd floor, offering a sweeping view of the city’s skyline.

To book your next city retreat or business meeting, log on to www.westinkualalumpur.com

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About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,146 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 www.starwoodhotels.com.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoods and WestinWORKOUT studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels,with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 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 www.starwoodhotels.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.

Media contacts:

Cindy Yoong

Director of Marketing Communications

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Malaysia Marketing Team

Tel          : +603 2717 9850

Fax          : +603 2717 9931

Mobile   : +6016 2079961

Email      : cindy.yoong@starwoodhotels.com

 

Kiran Hans

Marketing Communications Manager

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Malaysia Marketing Team

Tel          : +603.2717.9056

Fax          : +603.2717.9931

Mobile   : +6016.818.7412

Email      : kiran.hans@starwoodhotels.com

 

Lindsey Bradley

Assistant Communications Manager

Westin Kuala Lumpur

Tel          : +603.2773.8463

Fax          : +603.2731.8000

Mobile   : +6014.712.6558

Email      : lindsey.rabia@westin.com

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