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Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Peoria opens in summer 2011

Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Peoria, Illinois

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced plans to introduce its fast-growing Four Points brand to Peoria, Illinois. Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Peoria opens in July of 2011 near leading businesses and Peoria’s recently revitalized RiverFront. Owned by SPE LO Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Textron Financial Corporation, the hotel will feature 319 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, market-leading meeting facilities, a full-service restaurant, indoor pool, and other amenities that have made Four Points a favorite with travelers worldwide.

Extensive renovations to all guest rooms and public areas, and smart enhancements throughout the property will completely overhaul the former Holiday Inn in preparation for its new start as a Four Points. Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Peoria will be the brand’s fifth hotel in Illinois.

"The bustling city of Peoria is ideal for the expansion of our Four Points by Sheraton brand," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. "Guests around the world love the Four Points promise of great hotels and great rates. We think travelers to Peoria will appreciate having a fresh new option."

Located at 500 Hamilton Boulevard, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Peoria is just minutes from Peoria Regional Airport, Peoria Civic Center, Bradley University and the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Peoria RiverFront. The hotel also offers easy access to Caterpillar Inc. world headquarters, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center.

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Peoria will offer all-day dining at Bennigan’s Grill, and more than 19,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space for meetings, weddings, and social functions of all sizes. Other amenities include an indoor pool and sauna, 24-hour fitness center and business center.

"The recent enhancements to the brand have led a growing number of owners and developers to reposition their properties as a Four Points," said Paul Sacco, Senior Vice President of North American Development, for Starwood. "Four Points offers a compelling blend of comfort, style and affordability, plus it’s backed by the power of Starwood through the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program."

Four Points opened its 150th hotel in 2010, solidifying its place as Starwood’s third largest brand with the second-biggest global pipeline. At Four Points, guests travel the way they like with genuine service and modern style. Always an honest value, Four Points has great amenities like free bottled water, free Wi-Fi in public spaces, and free internet access in all guestrooms. A delicious breakfast with great coffee and refreshing, local beer with Best BrewsSM help guests to start and end the day right. Four Points gives travelers everything they need to be comfortable and productive on the road.