Extra day in February means extra chance to save on a summer stay at Westin Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Four Points® Hotels by Sheraton, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, and W Hotels®

REDMOND, WA, Jan. 18, 2000 – With the winter doldrums setting in and President’s Day weekend just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to book your winter weekend getaway and earn great discounts for your summer travel. Now through February 29, guests who book a stay through the Expedia.com™ travel service for any Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, and W Hotels will receive 50 percent savings (off regular rack rates) on a future stay from June 1 through August 30, 2000.

Travelers can take better advantage of their long weekends and special occasions with Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and the additional leap year day coming up. Not only will this be the perfect opportunity for a winter weekend getaway but also a great opportunity to earn future discounts.

This special discount is available for up to five consecutive nights at any participating Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, and Caesars and W Hotels. The initial stay must be booked on Expedia.com by February 29, 2000 for travel to be completed by April 30, 2000. Upon completion of the initial stay, qualifying guests will automatically be enrolled in Starwood Preferred Guest—the award-winning rewards program. Existing members who provide their Starwood Preferred Guest membership number when making a reservation, will automatically be eligible for the promotion.

“We’re pleased to deliver this exclusive opportunity to Expedia customers,” said Doug Stone, Vice President of Interactive Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “It affords customers the opportunity to take advantage of a great offer to stay at top hotels and builds on the overwhelming response to our co-promotion with Expedia last summer.”

Once enrolled in Starwood Preferred Guest, members will earn Starpoints with each qualifying stay. Starpoints can be used for free nights with no blackout dates at any of more than 650 hotels and resorts in 73 countries. Starpoints can also be converted into airline miles one-to-one with most airline frequent flyer programs. The offer is valid for reservations booked now through February 29, 2000. Complete details are available at http://expedia.com/.

Booking hotels with Expedia.com is easy with Hotel Wizard, which allows customers to find a hotel near an address, search for a hotel by city or look for a hotel by name. Customers looking for hotel rooms can even state the price they are willing to pay and get matched with a hotel room with Hotel Price Matcher.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood, through its subsidiaries, owns, manages and franchises hotels under its Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, and W Hotels brands. Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 700 hotels in 77 countries and 120,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.

About Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE) operates Expedia.com in the United States with localized versions for travelers in Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. To help customers Travel Right, Expedia.com provides the best combination of air, car, and hotel booking, vacation package and cruise offers, destination information, and point-to-point mapping. Customers have responded by making Expedia.com the most visited Web site for travel planning services on the Internet for the eighth consecutive month (Media Metrix, November 1999) and one of the top ten most visited e-commerce sites overall for the holiday season (Media Metrix, Holiday 1999).

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