Le Meridien Amman Introduces BlueEFFICIENCY Technology in Cooperation with Payless

Amman, Jordan, May 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Le Meridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has recently launched a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz that runs on the BlueEFFICINCY technology. These vehicles will be available for airport pick-up and drop off and guests’ use upon request and reservation.

Le Meridien Amman, in cooperation with Payless, has adopted Mercedes-Benz’s innovative and eco-friendly technology which improves fuel efficiency by minimizing air resistance and using less engine power, and minimizes exhaust fume emissions. This initiative comes in line with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.’s and Le Meridien Amman’s dedication to environmental sustainability and globally aware earth-friendly technologies.

"We are very proud to offer our guests this luxurious option, in partnership with Payless," said Moussa Kharman, Director of Rooms. "This gesture also comes in agreement with our determination to creating an eco-friendly environment, and providing our guests with an exceptional experience and stylish stay, both inside and outside of Le Meridien Amman.”

The fleet includes 2010 E class, S class and C class Mercedes-Benz. Guests will have the option of being chauffeured across town in style in any of those vehicles by prior reservation through the concierge office.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 960 properties in 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels 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, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc, one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

For more information, please contact the PR department:
Sewar Sawalha
Public Relations Manager
Telephone: 00962 6 5696511
Email: sewar.sawalha@lemeridien.com

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