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The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth Partners with The Kelly Clark Foundation as 2012-13 Beneficiary of Non-Profit Partnership Program

(November 15, 2012)

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Westin Monache
Resort, Mammoth
is collaborating with the Kelly Clark
Foundation to empower youth to pursue their dreams and achieve
their goals in snowboarding.

As part of the year-long partnership, The Westin Monache Resort
is offering guests the opportunity to rejuvenate while at the same
time benefitting a worthwhile non-profit by taking advantage of a
special Kelly Clark Foundation lodging rate available through
October 1, 2013. Every time a guest books this rate, the Westin
Monache will donate $15 on behalf of the guest to the foundation.
The Westin Monache also will host the Kelly Clark Foundation
fundraising wine dinner and auction on November 30, 2012.


The Kelly Clark
Foundation
is a nonprofit organization that provides youth with
the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential
through snowboarding. It was founded by snowboarder Kelly Clark,
who scooped an incredible 23 podiums before she was even a legal
adult--including a Vans Triple Crown win, a Junior World
Championship title, and an overall Grand Prix title. Since then,
she's added multiple X Games medals, a record-setting five US Open
pipe wins, and Olympic Gold and Bronze. One of her foundation's
main programs is the Snowboard Passport Grant, which seeks to
inspire disadvantaged youth to succeed in life through the
introduction to the snowboard lifestyle and culture.

"At the Westin, we promise a better you and partnering with the
Kelly Clark Foundation enables us to empower a better youth who are
focused on achieving their goals," said Brent Truax, General
Manager of The Westin Monache, Mammoth. "We promise our guests that
they will move well, feel well, work well, and play well, and the
Kelly Clark Foundation helps our youth do the same."


The Westin Monache's partnership with the non-profit will ensure
it can help even more young snowboarders make their dreams a
reality.

"We are very excited to have been selected by the Westin for
their Nonprofit Partnership Program," said Kelly Clark. "By
working together we will be able to make an even bigger
impact."

As part of the partnership program, The Westin Monache is
hosting the Kelly Clark Foundation Wine Dinner fundraiser on
November 30. The 6 p.m. Wine Dinner is $100 per person and the
raffle, auction, dessert and cash bar that follows at 8 p.m. is
free.  Call 760-934-0460 for reservations or visit
http://www.kellyclarkfoundation.org/events.

For more information about The Westin Monache Resort's Kelly
Clark Foundation Lodging Package, which will be available starting
Dec. 10th, visit www.westinmammoth.com or call
866-716-8132.



About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, with more than 150 hotels and
resorts in more than 31 countries and territories, is owned by
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT). Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel
and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900
properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its
owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels 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, and the recently launched AloftSM,
and Element SM.  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood
Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and
operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For
more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

CONTACT: Tim LeRoy, Lyman Public Relations
312-451-7679 or tim@lymanpr.com



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