Chris Austin
Vice President
Global Retail Leisure & Luxury Sales
Starwood Hotels & Resorts 

StarwoodPro’s Anniversary Celebration
Continues With Eight Texas Trips & Additional Prize Opportunities  

STAMFORD, Conn., – May 15, 2014– The Starwood Hotels & Resorts StarwoodPro five year anniversary celebration continues with new content for training and new prizes for StarwoodPros to win. Debuting today is the new Texas destination module, the 17th destination immersion now available to StarwoodPros. This new immersion highlights Texas entertainment, shopping, attractions, dining and showcases the portfolio of Starwood hotels in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, Texas. All StarwoodPros who complete this module by June 15 will be entered to win one of eight two-night stays in the Texas portfolio of hotels as part of the StarwoodPro celebration.

In the Texas module, participants will learn the attributes of Texas and the unique opportunity Texas has for customers to experience all nine Starwood brands among the more than 40 Starwood hotels available..

In the first few months of celebration, Starwood has already awarded more than $30,000 in prizes to its participating StarwoodPros. Among the prizes shared last month, StarwoodPros won gift cards, seven stays at California properties, a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® bed, a full set of Sweet Sleeper Bedding and other branded Sheraton gifts.

Throughout the year-long celebration, Starwood will offer fabulous prizes: including gift cards, free nights, branded gifts, and more. Every module a travel professional completes or has completed in the last five years will be an entry for a chance to win.

“We continue to be absolutely thrilled with the level of engagement our travel professional partners have with ProLearning and with the ongoing efforts Starwood is making to keep our travel professional colleagues up to date on destinations and properties in the continuously growing Starwood portfolio,” said Chris Austin, Vice President, Global Leisure & Luxury Sales.

Starwood has nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts across 100 countries around the globe and offers 17 different destination immersions through its StarwoodPro travel professional program.  Each month, new prizes are being added and travel professionals are encouraged to check the site often.

Travel professionals are encouraged to visit starwoodpro.com and complete the ProLearning Loyalty & Brands modules, which qualify you for STARPRO travel professional rates starting at just $69 a night. And this year, StarwoodPros have the chance to win weekly and monthly celebration prizes too.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 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.