Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the debut of its popular Westin brand in Cleveland, Ohio. The Westin Cleveland Downtown offers an ideal location next to the brand-new Global Center for Health Innovation & Convention Center complex and features 484 luxurious rooms, 20,000 square feet of meeting facilities and the full suite of Westin signature amenities and services. Managed by Sage Hospitality, the former Crowne Plaza hotel completed a $74 million renovation prior to re-opening as a Westin. “We are thrilled to introduce the Westin brand to downtown Cleveland as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s financial district,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. “The Westin Cleveland Downtown will offer guests all of the brand’s signature programs and amenities designed to inspire wellbeing and send them home feeling even better than when they arrived.” The Westin Cleveland Downtown is conveniently situated between the Global Center for Health Innovation & Convention Center Complex and the Galleria at Erieview, within close proximity of the Cleveland Clinic, the headquarters of The Sherwin-Williams Company and KeyCorp, PNC Center, Playhouse Square, the Indians’ Progressive Field, and FirstEnergy Stadium – home of the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is just 13 miles away. “We are pleased to partner with Starwood Hotels to open The Westin Cleveland Downtown. This hotel is unique in the Cleveland market and includes Sage’s Art Program, featuring more than 1,500 pieces of locally curated art. It’s something special to see,” said Ken Geist, Executive Vice President, Sage Hospitality. The sensory-rich environment at Westin offers a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. Each room features art, specially curated from local Cleveland artists to showcase the personality of the city. The Westin brand’s innovative programs and instinctive service transform every aspect of a guest’s stay into a revitalizing experience. All guestrooms and suites at The Westin Cleveland Downtown offer the world-renowned Westin Heavenly ® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests will revive in the Heavenly ® Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly ® Shower, Heavenly ® Robe and White Tea by Westin® Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodsRX ® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate. An ideal venue for weddings, social galas and business functions, The Westin Cleveland Downtown features 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities equipped with the latest in meeting technology. In addition, the hotel offers the brand’s signature WestinWORKOUT® studio and full-service dining at Urban Farmer Cleveland’s Steakhouse, a unique concept featuring locally sourced foods by restaurateur Peter Karpinski.