Cruise Planners December LB 2017

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS LAUNCHES STUNNING GREECE MODULE FOR STARWOOD DESTINATIONS

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Chris Austin
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Vice President
Global Retail Leisure & Luxury Sales

Newest Module Highlights Ten Starwood Resorts and Five Distinct Greek Island Destinations

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces the release of its Greece destination concentration for ProLearning– Starwood Destinations, Greece. With the addition of this module, Starwood now offers ten destination immersions available at starwoodpro.com. The combination of ancient culture, local cuisine and stunning landscapes from Athens to the Aegean Sea and beyond provide an incredible learning experience and a one-of-a-kind sales opportunity for StarwoodPros.

Participants in the new Greece module will be able to explore the unique experiences available to clients in the city of Athens, the resort of Costa Navarino, the medieval town of Rhodes, the historic island of Santorini, legendary Mykonos and the coastal resort of Elounda on the island of Crete. This module will help StarwoodPros better understand the activities, adventure opportunities, gastronomic treasures and the luxurious accommodations available at each of the Greek gems.

Our array of incredible luxury properties truly enhances the varied and amazing experiences awaiting travelers to the islands of Greece. We know Greece delivers an unparalleled experience to travelers and that our travel professional partners are seeing the demand for these destinations. We are thrilled to bring this Greece immersion to their desktops with such detail and stunning visual content.

The newest StarwoodPro destination module explores all 10 Starwood resorts in Greece. The module explores the Sheraton Rhodes Resort in the medieval town of Rhodes, and the Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort on the island of Mykonos. In Athens, options explored include the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel; the Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa; and The Westin Athens, Astir Palace Beach Resort. On the island of Messinia, Starwood offers two resorts in luxurious Costa Navarino with The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino. On the historic island of Santorini, Starwood explores its two Luxury Collection properties, the Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort and Mystique, a Luxury CollectionHotel. On Crete, one of the largest and southernmost islands in the Mediterranean, Starwood offers the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda.

Existing ProLearning destination modules have already been viewed by thousands of current StarwoodPros. Destinations available include the newly launched Thailand Resorts, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, The Maldives, Fiji, Bali, Hainan Island China and Macau. Each module can be explored one destinationat a time and travel professionals can return to their last completed section at any time. Certificates are provided for each module and a virtual concierge with additional resources is available once logged in to StarwoodPro.Additional destinations will debut throughout the year.

More than 38,000 travel professionals have completed ProLearning’s Loyalty & Brands module and are now qualified for STARPRO travel professional rates, bookable at starwoodpro.com and starting from just $69 a night. Travel professionals must be a StarwoodPro Loyalty & Brands graduate to gain access to the exciting new Starwood Destinations modules and other exclusive benefits.