Starwood will add five new hotels to its growing portfolio: the new signings include the first St. Regis resort in Sanya; the first St. Regis hotel in Chengdu, Sichuan; the first Sheraton hotels in Jiangyin and Dalian; and a second Sheraton resort in Huizhou, Guangdong.
Starwood remains on track with plans to double its footprint in China by 2011 with 50 hotels in the pipeline.
In 2009, the company will open more than ten high quality hotels throughout China, including Le Meridien Xiamen, The Westin Nanjing, Sheraton Qingdao and Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou.
In 2008, Starwood opened eight new hotels in the China region including its first W Hotel in China; the first Aloft Hotel in Asia; Four Points by Sheraton Hangzhou, Binjiang; Four Points by Sheraton Changshu; Sheraton Huizhou Resort; The Westin Beijing Chaoyang; Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian; and Le Meridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa.
Among ths hotels is the St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort. The newly-built St. Regis resort will welcome travelers to Sanya of Hainan Island, also known as the oriental Hawaii, in 2011.
The property will have 402 rooms.
The St. Regis Chengdu (seen in model form on the right, will be in the Central Business District and within 30 minutes drive from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
Scheduled to open in 2014, the hotel will feature approximately 268 rooms.
Scheduled to open in 2011, Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel will be located in the Central Business District of Jiangyin, right across Jiangyin City Hall and next to the city’s major tourist attraction, Huangshanhu Park.
It is approximately within 1 hour drive from Suzhou and 2 hours drive from Shanghai.
Sheraton Dalian Xinghai Hotel should open in 2012. Located in Xinghai Square – East Asia’s largest square in Dalian, the Sheraton Dalian Xinghai Hotel will be part of a mixed-use complex that will also include two residential apartments.
Sheraton Bailuhu Resort, Huizhou will open in 2012. Situated along the Bailuhu (Egret Lake) in Ru Hu Town, the hotel is approximately 9 km from the Huizhou city centre, 16 km from the Huizhou Airport, 60 km from Hong Kong and 100 km from Guangzhou.
4Hoteliers report the hotel will offer approximately 44,00 square feet of meeting space making it very much a MICE hotel.