Le Meridien Amman Awarded Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor® for 2011

Le Meridien Amman Awarded Certificate Of Excellence From TripAdvisor® for 2011

Amman, Jordan, September 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Le Meridien Amman, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts and a leading 5-star hotel, announced receiving the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor® for the year 2011, one of the world’s largest travel sites which honor top-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by travellers.

Being the largest hotel in Amman, featuring 430 luxurious rooms and suites, with the largest convention centre accommodating up to 1,000 guests, a recently refurbished Grand Ballroom, seven delicious and diverse restaurants, a well-equipped health club and a elegant spa, a convenient and centralized location in addition to consistently excelling in service and quality in both product and price have all contributed to achieving the excellent ranking.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Giuseppe Ressa; General Manager. “This international accolade is a tribute to our devoted associates, who recognise that this prestigious property; the processes that we use; and the people who strive to create a memorable experience for each guest all contribute to presenting the guest with exceptional service.”

About Le Meridien
Le Meridien, the French-born hotel brand currently represented by 105 properties in 50 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. Since then, Le Meridien has undergone a brand transformation, which included a consolidation of its hotels and resorts, appointing a full-time Cultural Curator (French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans) and re-inventing numerous consumer touch points, by bringing unique, curated and interactive experiences to its guests. With nearly 70 of its hotels located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Meridien provides a strong international complement to Starwood’s primarily North American holdings and consumer base. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Meridien hotels and resorts within the next five years, concentrating in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, including destinations such as India, Thailand and China. Le Meridien recently opened new hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai in Thailand, Shimei Bay in China, and Dallas, Texas in the United States. Le Meridien will open hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Panama City, Panama, and Xiamen, Chongqing Nan’an, and Qingdao in China. The company recently signed new hotel deals in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com.

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 Meridien®, 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

Le Meridien - Amman
Sewar Sawalha
P.O. Box 950629, Queen Noor Street, Amman – 11195, Jordan