Starwood Preferred Guest Members Name Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter To 2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List
New Dunwoody Hotel Recognized in Fourth Annual SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List
Atlanta, GA – May 29, 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) program announced the winners of the 2014 Member Favorite Resorts list. Selected by members worldwide, SPG’s fourth annual survey identifies their favorite Starwood worldwide hotels and resorts across nine categories. Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter was named to the list of New & Noteworthy hotels.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a New & Noteworthy hotel,” said Peter Dunn, general manager of Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter. “As the first Le Méridien hotel in the Southeast, we are proud to be recognized among this elite group of hotels.”
In February 2014, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter celebrated a successful first year in Dunwoody. Located in the Perimeter Center business district, the hotel has been an integral part of the transformation and rejuvenation of Dunwoody by bringing business and leisure travellers to discover Dunwoody.
The annual list recognizes the most loved luxury hotels and resorts chosen from more than 200 properties as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of more than 1,100 destinations globally including The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, W Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien and Sheraton resorts. Members vote on the hotels and resorts they adore most to curate a list of must-see destinations of - Best Beach Resorts, Most Romantic Retreats, Best Exotic Escapes, Best Family Experiences, Best Golf Getaways, Best Island Paradise, Best Spa Indulgences, Best Winter Adventures, Best Small Wonders, New & Noteworthy, Top 10 China, Top 10 USA Resorts, and Ultimate Top 10.
“The list allows our well-traveled members to identify their most beloved resorts around the world,” said Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest. “Being recognized by our members as a part of this distinguished list is a true honor for our resorts.”
The 2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts were selected using a brand new methodology allowing input from more members and measured hotels on multiple data points that are key in creating a better overall experience for Starwood guests. The winners were chosen using a unique combination of guest survey results and SPG Ratings and Reviews scores.
For the full 2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list, please visit spg.com/memberfavorites.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24™ and SPG Lifetime™. In addition to Free Night Awards at nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like to no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today’s connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee on SPG.com, to SPG’s integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more at spg.com and spg.com/moments and connect with us on facebook.com/spg, twitter.com/spg, foursquare.com/spg, pinterest.com/spglife, and youtube.com/spg.
About Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel is the first Le Méridien ever in Atlanta. Mixing contemporary culture with its European heritage, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter is an ideally situated, residentially styled boutique hotel conveniently positioned in the center of the upscale commerce and business district of Perimeter. Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter offers all the benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty program. Adjacent to the Perimeter Mall, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter creates a private and quiet diversion from the nearby activities in the Atlanta Perimeter area. For more information, please visit www.lemeridienatlantaperimeter.com or facebook.com/LeMeridienAtlanta.