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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ and Live Nation Entertainment make music together


Mayer Hawthorne
TORONTO, ONT. --  Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV), the world's leading live entertainment and e-commerce company, for the third consecutive year is launching a one-of-a-kind music series, Hear The Music, See The World.
 This groundbreaking global music initiative kicks off June 5, 2014 in the Greater Toronto Area.  Multi-talented singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne will bring his soul-influenced sound to Element Vaughan Southwest as the first concert of the 2014 SPG® Hear the Music, See the World concert series powered by Live Nation.
SPG guests can redeem Starpoints for the intimate concert experience by visiting www.spg.com/moments.  Non-SPG members wishing to attend the exclusive performance are invited to book the concert package at the Element Vaughan Southwest which includes overnight accommodations for two, admission for two to an exclusive pre-show cocktail and the intimate concert.  The evening provides the opportunity to hear Hawthorne perform songs from his latest album, Where Does This Door Go.   To book the concert package priced from $232, please visit  www.elementhotels.com/vaughansouthwest and click on ‘offers’ or call 877 782 0151 and quote promo code LWX.

Built green from the ground up, Canada’s premier Element hotel is a trailblazing all-suite, 152-room extended stay enclave.   The Element Vaughan Southwest offers easy access between Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto.
Element is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings. It’s recognized as an industry leader in the eco-space, and offers travelers a fresh, reimagined interpretation of the extended stay hotel experience. Every aspect of the brand is designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move.
Each one of Starwood’s nine diverse hotel brands will set the stage for the 2014 Hear the Music, See the World series with each featuring customized components of the brand’s persona and style at the show. The June 5th concert at Element Vaughan Southwest kicks off the 3rd annual concert series. 
“The Hear the Music, See the World concert series is one of SPG’s most popular events for our members, who we know are so passionate about music,” said Mark Vondrasek , Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “By working together with Live Nation we’ve created a one-of-a-kind concert series that highlights Starwood’s most remarkable properties and gives members a chance to see their favorite artists like never before.”
“Curating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for music fans and working with Starwood to deliver these experiences for their loyal customers illuminates Live Nation’s unique entertainment capabilities,” said Russell Wallach , President of Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation. “We are thrilled to build on the continued success of “On Tour With SPG: Hear The Music, See The World” series and create even more memorable, tweetable moments for SPG members this year.”
For more information about SPG’s Hear The Music, See The World Moments please visit: spg.com/hearthemusic and spg.com/Moments.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood 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, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Starwood Preferred Guest 
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24TM and SPG LifetimeTM. In addition to Free Night Awards at nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today’s connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee on SPG.com, to SPG’s integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more at spg.com and spg.com/moments and connect with us on facebook.com/spg, twitter.com/spg, foursquare.com/spg, pinterest.com/spglife, and youtube.com/spg.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.LiveNationEntertainment.com. Follow us @twitter.com/LiveNationInc
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