WHITE PLAINS-In these positions Oates will oversee Starwood’s global technology organization and systems for its portfolio of hotels including: St. Regis, the Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and W brands. He previously worked at Starwood from 1998 through 1999 as vice president, technology resources.

He returns to Starwood after serving as founder and principal partner of tcmGlobal Services LLC, a technology consulting and management firm that focuses on the travel and hospitality sectors. Oates has more 20 years experience in the information technology field, including 18 years at ITT Sheraton where he held a number of information technology posts.”I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Bill for many years, and we are thrilled to welcome him back,” says Bob Cotter, Starwood’s chief operating officer. “With his expertise in managing technology systems, his outstanding leadership skills and his experience with challenges and opportunities presented when networking a global organization, he is a superior choice to take on this very important role within Starwood. As we aggressively develop and adapt new technologies, Bill will be instrumental in the implementation of these enhancements throughout our global enterprise.”

The White Plains-based hotelier also notes that the company’s stock has been added to the Standard & Poors 500 listing.

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