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Westin Brand Entered Three New Destinations in China In 2013

2013-09-24 18:40 3361

The Westin Brand Continues its Robust Expansion in Greater China, Offering Signature Comforts in Dynamic Destinations Across the Country

BEIJING, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced that it will continue to expand its footprint in China, with plans to debut four new hotels in 3 new destinations recently. Westin currently operates 41 hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region, with 22 properties in its four-year development pipeline. On a global level, the brand is on track to achieve its 200th hotel in 2014.

Having tripled its presence in China in the past three years, the Westin brand has enjoyed tremendous success. Backed by innovative programming and signature comforts that focus on guest well-being, the brand continues to build on its growth momentum. Westin is to open four new hotels in China - The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, The Westin Qingdao, The Westin Haikou and The Westin Chongqing. These new openings will help secure the company's foothold in second and third-tier cities across the country. The debut of The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort also marks the brand's first beach hotel resort in China.

"China is a very important market for the Westin brand and we will continue to grow and expand our portfolio of hotels here, ensuring that guests will leave feeling better than when they first arrived at our hotels," said Vincent Ong, Senior Brand Director, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element, Asia-Pacific. "With each opening in new cities and markets, we will bring well-being to travelers with our signature programs, such as the Westin HeavenlyÒ Bed, SuperFoodsRx™, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, and our gear lending program to help guests pack light and keep fit on the road."

Such industry firsts, backed by a solid approach to health and wellness, helps inspire unwavering guest loyalty and generate strong interest among owners and developers across China.

The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort
The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort

The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Westin's First Beach Resort in China

Located in China's premier resort destination, Haitang Bay, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort offers a tropical getaway steps from the area's famed white sand beach, as well as convenient access to China's biggest Duty Free Shopping Mall. The resort's 448 inspiring guestrooms and suites feature signature amenities, such as the world renowned Westin HeavenlyÒ Bed, an oasis of lush sheets, down, and a patented pillow-top mattress; the HeavenlyÒ Bath that creates an invigorating spa-like experience; and an ergonomic work area, offering convenience and productivity in a tranquil setting. Rooms also sport large balconies with spectacular garden or sea views. Along with diverse dining, spa and other irresistibly appealing well-being choices, guests leave feeling well rested and rejuvenated. Ten individual function spaces, including a 1,200 square meter Grand Ballroom and large pre-function area, provide 2,700 square meters of space ideal for conventions, exhibits, gala dinners, weddings, and more.

The Westin Haikou
The Westin Haikou

The Westin Haikou

Boasting picturesque views over Haikou Bay and the South China Sea, The Westin Haikou is set downtown in a historic port city on the east tip of the bay alongside Haikou Shiji Bridge, connecting Guomao district and Haidian Island. The hotel allows for convenient access to major corporate offices, a retail mall, boutique shops, restaurants, and cultural and natural attractions. Its 297 spacious guest rooms and suites offer sublime retreats with the signature Westin Heavenly Bed®, refreshing Heavenly Bath® with signature amenities, a flat screen TV, and wireless Internet. The complex also includes the largest ballroom with the highest ceiling in Haikou; five innovative food and beverage venues that feature a range of appealing, healthy international fare; a WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio and outdoor pool; and the blissful Heavenly Spa by Westin™.

The Westin Qingdao
The Westin Qingdao

The Westin Qingdao

The Westin Qingdao Hotel is a striking 54-storey tower conveniently located in the central business district of Qingdao. The hotel is within walking distance to major corporate offices, shopping malls, restaurants and bars, and the sea. The 321 inspiring guestrooms and suites are equipped with the Westin brand's signature offerings, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay. Ten state-of-the-art multi-function rooms and a pillarless Grand Ballroom offer 2,000 square meters of space, catering to events of all sizes. The Westin Executive Club Lounge, located 237.7 meters from the ground level on the building's top floor, is highest club lounge in the city. Several dining venues provide a range of enticing cuisine, from authentic Cantonese fare to the nourishing and imaginative SuperFoodsRx™menu creations.

The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square
The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square

The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square

Ideally positioned in the central business district of Jiefangbei, The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square features spectacular views of the cityscape and Yangtze River. It is a short stroll from the subway, restaurants, and shopping and entertainment venues. The hotel's 336 thoughtfully designed, luxurious guest rooms and suites sport the signature Westin Heavenly Bed®, High Speed Internet Access, an LCD flat screen TV, and Yangtze River or city views. Wellness options encompass a WestinWORKOUT® gym, indoor pool, and Heavenly Spa®. Chinese, Western, and all-day dining restaurants provide nutritious fare, as well as unencumbered 360-degree views with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The hotel also boasts the highest outdoor bar in the city, energizing guests with signature drinks and live jazz music.

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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