Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 10:30 am ET

Executives

Stephen Pettibone - Vice President of Investor Relations

Frits van Paasschen - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Vasant M. Prabhu - Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Vice President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Analysts

William A. Crow - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Carlo Santarelli - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Robin M. Farley - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Charles Patrick Scholes - SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Research Division

Joseph Greff - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Steven E. Kent - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

William C. Marks - JMP Securities LLC, Research Division

Shaun C. Kelley - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Ryan Meliker - McNicoll, Lewis & Vlak LLC, Research Division

Smedes Rose - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division

Joshua Attie - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] I will now turn the call over to Mr. Stephen Pettibone, Vice President of Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Stephen Pettibone

Thank you, Sylvia, and thanks to all of you for dialing in into Starwood's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. Joining me today from Europe is Frits Van Paasschen, our CEO. And with me here at our headquarters in Stamford is Vasant Prabhu, our Vice Chairman and CFO.

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