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20 March 2009 :: 14:03:46 pm 23519

Lights Out! Sheraton Pattaya Resort Joins ?Earth Hour?

The Global Campaign organized by WWF Starwood Hotels & Resorts Around the Globe Observe Environmental Awareness Event?
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PATTAYA ? March 13, 2009 , Sheraton Pattaya Resort announces its participation in Earth Hour, a global environmental awareness event organized by the World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF), on March 28, 2009, to send a powerful global message about environmental awareness and caring for the planet. The Resort will observe Earth Hour by turning off its lights and taking other energy-saving measures for one full hour further underscoring Starwood Hotels & Resorts? commitment to environmental sustainability.

Earth Hour is drawing strong support from Starwood hotels around the globe.

?We are so proud to be part of this wonderful global campaign. We have already introduced the action plans such as candle lights in the restaurant or switch off computer for one hour to our associates and will inform our guests in house so they can participate too? said Dietmar Koegerl, General Manager of Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

The resort will also take several measures such as turning off exterior signage lighting; dimming or turning off non-essential interior lighting; using candlelight in appropriate public areas, and informing guests about the hotel?s observation of Earth Hour through in-room voicemail messages and guest room television messages.

Additionally, hundreds of Starwood hotels around the world are coordinating supplementary awareness events such as walk-a-thons in their local communities, public candlelight unplugged concerts and receptions for guests featuring signature green cocktails.

Starwood made history in 2006 when it launched Element Hotels, Starwood?s green trailblazer and the first major hotel brand to mandate that all U.S. properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council?s LEED certification. Across its entire portfolio, Starwood is rolling out initiatives that aim to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and enhance indoor environmental quality for Starwood guests and associates alike.

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour began as an awareness effort in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when more than two million homes, businesses, and the city?s largest landmarks shut off their lights for one hour, resulting in a significant energy reduction across the city. Quickly evolving into a global phenomenon, Earth Hour drew an estimated 50 million people in 35 countries and 370 cities in 2008, and this year one billion homes, businesses and countries are expected to take part. For more information and video on the genesis of Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 940 properties in approximately 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 AloftSM, 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.

Duangmanee Yantawattana (Apple)
Marketing Communications Executive and Sales Assistant
Sheraton Pattaya Resort Sales & Marketing Office
c/o Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
TEL: +66 (0) 2639 1734 I FAX: +66 (0) 2639 1736
duangmanee.yantawattana@sheraton.com

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