Starwood Hotels to Add Telepresence Rooms by End of Year

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Tata Communications to provide Cisco TelePresence rooms in Starwood properties across the world.

Ten new teleconferencing facilities are scheduled to open in Starwood hotels by the end of 2009, with the first suites planned for Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, The Westin Los Angeles Airport and W Chicago-City Center. Future facilities are planned for Starwood hotels in the business-centric cities of Brussels, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. The TelePresence rooms will be available at a per hour rental rate.

"The partnership with Tata Communications is yet another opportunity for us to bring innovative, cutting-edge technology to our properties, and add true value for our business and conference facilities’ guests," says Christie Hicks, senior vice president of global sales for Starwood.

Visit www.tatacommunications.com/telepresence or www.starwoodhotels.com.

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