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2014-07-02 16:24:47

HONOLULU, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guests who "Check in for Babies" at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii (The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Maui) can donate $1.00 to the March of Dimes for each night of their stay, and help fund lifesaving programs for Hawaii's moms and babies. One of the programs that will benefit from the campaign is March of Dimes NICU Family Support® at Kapiolani...

2014-05-22 16:28:12

Global Hospitality Leader to Expand at Building and Land Technology's One StarPoint Office Property, Supporting State and Local Economic Development STAMFORD, Conn., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building and Land Technology announced today that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed a new 430,000-square-foot, 20-year lease for its expanded global headquarters at One StarPoint in Harbor Point, renewing and significantly growing the company's long-term commitment to...

2014-04-25 12:20:50

Industry-leading partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts changed the frequent traveler industry ATLANTA and SEATTLE, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) were honored at the 26th Annual Freddie Awards with an Industry Impact Award for introducing Crossover Rewards with Starwood Hotels. Freddie Awards founder Randy Petersen created the award named for Sir Freddie Laker in honor of his...

Smartphone App Handles Check-In, Unlocks Hotel Room Door
2014-01-31 04:21:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you can check-in for a flight and even produce a boarding pass from your smartphone, where else can your smartphone get you? The folks at Starwood Hotels think your smartphone should get you all the way to your room at its Aloft hotel chain. Aloft guests can now use their smartphones to check in to their room, and actually unlock the door. The doors will unlock via Bluetooth when the phone is held in front of the lock, the New York...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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