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The Westin Nanjing Welcomes Two Executive Committee Members

The Westin Nanjing has appointed General Manager Mr. Richard Deutl and Director of Sales & Marketing Ms. Lily Chen.

Richard Deutl Lily Chen

Beijing, China (October 25, 2010) / — The Westin Nanjing has announced the appointment Richard Deutl as General Manager and Ms. Lily Chen as Director of Sales and Marketing. The Westin Nanjing is currently the first Westin branded hotel in Jiangsu province and, together with the successful Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers, is the second Starwood property in Nanjing.

Mr. Richard Deutl has almost 30 years experience in the hospitality industry and is a native of Salzburg, Austria, the city of "Sound of Music" and Mozart. He has been with Sheraton and Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 22 years, working across Sheraton and Westin hotels in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and Georgia. Four years ago he came to China; The Westin Nanjing is a "coming home" as he started his career in China at the former Sheraton Wuxi Hotel. He joins The Westin Nanjing from Tianjin, where he had held the role of General Manager at Sheraton Tianjin Hotel for the past two years. "To join such a well excited property and start from pre opening is indeed an honour. The opening of The Westin Nanjing witnesses the increasing importance of Nanjing as a tourist and business destination, and also I am proud of contributing my knowledge and experience to the hospitality industry of Nanjing and developing local talents." Comments Mr. Deutl. He is a veteran with an ingrained understanding of the core value of the Westin; and it is certain he will bring his enthusiasm and inspiring passion to his appointment at The Westin Nanjing.

The Westin Nanjing also welcomes Ms. Lily Chen as Director of Sales & Marketing. She has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry including the pre-openings of Four Points by Sheraton Daning and The Westin Bund Center Shanghai where she developed her professional and leadership skills. Ms. Chen has held various posts with international hotel brands including IHG, Marriott and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Ms. Lily Chen has extraordinary achievements in accomplishing sales goals, and has won the honors "2005 The Best Sales Award" and "2008 The Platinum Award of the Starwood Asia Pacific Elite program". Now Ms. Lily Chen has joined The Westin Nanjing and will be fully responsible for the successful establishment of The Westin Nanjing on all markets. It is certain that the Sales and Marketing department of The Westin Nanjing led by Lily Chen will bring distinguished personal service to the Nanjing Hotel market, making sure that business partners and guests will find in The Westin Nanjing the one and only partner they want to send to their guests, friends and families.

The Westin Nanjing is strategically located in the Hunan Road central business district, on top of the Nanjing International Center (NIC), and has 234 innovative deluxe rooms of which offeri a retreat overlooking the scenic Xuanwu Lake. From the hotel you can see the bustling and vibrant city of Nanjing. From the hotel is only a casual walk to Nanjing Construction Planning Exhibition Hall which conveniently connects you to the subway station. Westin Heavenly® Bed, the SuperfoodRX™ concept, the Westin Workout® Guestrooms and an area including a 25m heated indoor swimming pool plus Westin's unmistakable, elegant interior design, features and other services will elevate the hospitality level in Nanjing and support the endeavor of the municipality to attract more tourists and business guests. And a dedicated team of highly motivated professionals, carefully selected and trained up to the typical world-class Westin Service Standards will ensure that they deliver the promise we make when saying "This is how it should feel".

For more information please call 25.5862.9740.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 170 hotels and resorts in over 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with over 1000 properties in more than 100 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 Aloft®, 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.
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  • Vivian Wei
    Marketing Communication Manager
    Tel: 86.25.5862.9740
    Fax: 86.25.8556.9999
    [email protected]

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