Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces 100th Hotel in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of the Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, its 100th hotel in China. China is fueling Starwood’s growth in the region, and more than half of Starwood’s pipeline in Asia Pacific is in Greater China, where the company expects to double its portfolio by 2011. In addition to the 43 hotels Starwood currently operates in China, Starwood has 57 new properties scheduled to open. These include 22 Sheraton hotels, 12 Four Points by Sheraton hotels, eight Westin hotels, five W hotels, four St. Regis hotels, three Le Meridien hotels, two Aloft hotels and one The Luxury Collection brand hotel.

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel will have 470 rooms, approximately 36,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and bar, a health club, spa and indoor heated swimming pool. The hotel is part of the final phase of the GlobalTradeCenter mixed-use complex development, which comprises offices, retail shops, condominium and serviced apartments.

Starwood claims to be the largest international upscale hotel company in China and continues to grow its footprint there with the expansion of its brands including Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Aloft, Four Points by Sheraton and W hotels. Starwood is growing aggressively throughout Asia Pacific with 80 hotels currently under construction.

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