WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2001--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (the Company or Starwood) (NYSE: HOT) announced today that Starwood Hotels & Resorts (the Trust), a subsidiary of the Company whose shares are traded together with the Company's shares, has declared its regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share for the Company's fourth quarter ending December 31, 2001.
The dividend will be payable on January 21, 2002 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2001 and represents a 16% increase over the amount paid in the fourth quarter of 2000.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, W(R) brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit us at www.starwood.com.
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