Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne Earns Coveted LEED Certification from USGBC

September 30, 2010

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne Becomes Tenth LEED-Certified Property for Industry Leader Starwood Hotels and Resorts

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne has earned a coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), it was announced today. Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne becomes the tenth LEED-certified property for parent Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), which leads the industry in green-building initiatives.

LEED certification verifies that Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne has achieved significant enhancements in energy efficiency, water conservation, and green cleaning, and has proven dedication to responsible sustainable practices in operations, maintenance, and upgrades.

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