Sony BMG Entertainment has entered into an exclusive partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to develop uniquely branded music-and entertainment-based programming for hotels that fall under the Starwood banner.

Under the long-term deal, Sony BMG will work closely with Starwood to create in-house song playlists, digital music stores, in-room TV offerings, customized compilation albums, live entertainment experiences and more. The program will be implemented in such U.S. Starwood hotels as Sheraton, W Hotels, Westin, Four Points, Le Meridien, St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands. A global expansion is planned for later this year.

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