Third Sheraton in Shanghai and Debut in Wenzhou and Jiangyin

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its global powerhouse Sheraton Hotels & Resorts will open three more hotels in China before the end of January, including its third in Shanghai and first hotel in Wenzhou, one of the most developed economic centers of Zheijang Province on China’s southeastern coast.The first to open is Sheraton Wenzhou Hotel on December 28, followed by Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel on December 31 and Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel on January 15. With the addition of these three new hotels, Sheraton will boast a portfolio of 35 hotels in Greater China, with another 29 in the pipeline.

    Starwood’s largest brand, Sheraton boasts a current portfolio of 400 hotels in 75 countries and 92% awareness among business travelers, higher than all other global hotel brands. Following the recent completion of its $6 billion revitalization campaign, Sheraton is now investing another $5 billion to add approximately 35 new hotels to its portfolio by the end of 2013. Half of the new Sheraton hotels will open in China.

    Sheraton to Open First Hotel in Wenzhou

    Sheraton Wenzhou Hotel will open on December 28 in Wenzhou and mark’s the Sheraton brands entry into the economic center of the Zheijang Province. Ideally located at the city center, Sheraton Wenzhou Hotel is walking distance to upscale boutiques and the central business district, and just 30 minutes from Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport. The hotel features 303 stylish and comfortable guest rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space.

    Jiangyin Welcomes its First Sheraton Hotel

    Scheduled to open on December 31, the 298-room Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel is surrounded by rivers and lakes, the ancient port city of Jiangyin, which means “River Shade,” The hotel is located adjacent to Huangshanhu Park and opposite Jiangyin City Hall – two of the areas main attractions. The hotel is also close to shopping, entertainment and the business district, making the hotel the perfect choice for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel offers more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space including a 22,600 square meters Huang Jia Grand Ballroom that accommodates 1,500 people for business or social events.

    Shanghai Welcomes its Third Sheraton

    Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel is slated to open January 15, 2011, close to People’s Square as well as Nanjing Road, Lujiazui and Huaihai Zhong Road central business districts. The third Sheraton to open in Shanghai, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel will offer nearly 13,000 square feet of meeting space and 471 guest rooms with breathtaking views of the river, city and the Bund – Shanghai’s most famous tourist destination.

    SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.02.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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