Starwood Hotels & Resorts Marks Entry Into Slovenia With Four Points By Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) along with Kranjska Investicijska Družba d.o.o., jointly announced today the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons, the first globally branded hotel in more than a decade to enter Ljubljana. Following an extensive renovation, the hotel features refreshed guest rooms, a new lobby/bar area and updated fitness center. Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons is conveniently located 20 minutes from the national airport and 10 minutes from the old town of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital.

“We are excited to partner with Kranjska Investicijska Družba and introduce the Four Points brand to Slovenia, marking our entry into the country,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Slovenia, situated at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes, reinforces our commitment to expand in strategic locations in the region.”

“We are very excited to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to introduce an internationally-known brand such as Four Points by Sheraton to the Ljubljana hospitality market,” said Jože Anderlič, Owner and Director of Kranjska Investicijska Družba. “We believe that Four Points by Sheraton is the perfect match for our property. As the first global hotel brand in Ljubljana to open in over a decade, Starwood will strengthen the competitive position of our hotel in the local market and further stimulate the hospitality industry in Slovenia.”

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons features 114 guest rooms, including an all-day dining restaurant and bar. Ideal for corporate and social events, the hotel has 850 square meters of meeting and event space including a conference center with six meeting rooms and a large banquet area that can accommodate more than 600 people. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi in all public areas and guest rooms, complimentary bottled water and weekly barbecues inspired by Balkan cuisine and American barbecue specialties – all at a great value. To make each stay a memorable experience, guests will be able to enjoy signature services including a Four Comfort TM bed, beer with Best Brews TM and tasty bar snacks.

Following a conversion, comprehensive renovation and re-branding process, Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons is a strategic addition to the Four Points by Sheraton portfolio and is part of Starwood’s development plan to convert hotels throughout key locations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

About Four Points by Sheraton

Experience smart travel. With nearly 200 Four Points hotels in more than 30 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest ® program, the industry’s richest loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.spg.com. Stay connected to Four Points on www.facebook.com/fourpoints.

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