Westin Hotels Debuts in the Tourism City of Xiamen

2012-05-31 18:22 1819

Offering Lush Mountain Views in the Midst of Cosmopolitan Settings, The Westin Xiamen Inspires Well-Being and Adds Glamor to the City

XIAMEN, China, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Westin Hotels & Resorts, part ofStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of The Westin Xiamen. Invested by Xiamen Fliport Huixin Hotel Co. Ltd of the Iport Group, The Westin Xiamen is the latest addition to Westin’s growing portfolio worldwide, and the brand’s second opening this year in China. Located in the central business district of Xiamen, The Westin Xiamen features 304 guestrooms and suites, world-class cuisine options, expansive meeting facilities, and Westin signature amenities designed to elicit personal renewal.

The Westin Xiamen
The Westin Xiamen

“We are delighted to welcome The Westin Xiamen to a growing portfolio of Westin Hotels worldwide,” said Qian Jin, Senior Vice President, Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Greater China. “Xiamen is emerging as one of the largest consumer market for luxurious products in China and people are seeking for different lifestyles. With the strong brand’s presence across the country, distinctive Westin culture and brand programs, The Westin Xiamen will certainly offer refresh and renewing travel experiences for our guests.”

Prime Location

Just 15 minute-drive from the Xiamen airport, The Westin Xiamen provides direct access to city’s business, entertainment and shopping district. Located in the central business district of Xiamen, the hotel is situated in close proximity to the modern Wuyi Plaza - a lifestyle development complex incorporating arts, sports, retail, and entertainment facilities.

“The entry of Westin is timely as Xiamen continues to emerge as a key tourism city for China, said Mr. Martin Verpoorten, General Manager of The Westin Xiamen. “Both business and leisure travelers can now enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating services, products and amenities that are synonymous with the Westin brand.”

Heavenly Accommodation

The hotel boasts 45 floors with 304 innovatively designed and spacious hotel rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of the Xiamen skyline, lush mountains, and the scenic Yuandang Lake. Upon welcome, guests begin to breathe more easily with soothing elements, surrounded by subtle mood lighting, comfortable seating and ethereal Westin music - all of which are combined to become the Westin sensory welcome. The two north and south hotel lobbies are designed for group and single guests to enable a simple and efficient check-in process.

All of The Westin Xiamen’s 304 guestrooms and suites are tastefully designed with soothing tones and modern touches. Each guestroom is equipped with Westin’s signature Heavenly bed to ensure guests enjoy a good night’s sleep,  state-of-the-art technology including a 42-inch LCD television, highspeed wireless internet, IPOD docking station and a large desk with an ergonomic chair by Herman Miler. The luxurious marble bathroom is enclosed in glass doors and feature a separate rainforest shower area and Laufen bath tub with the Westin heavenly bath® bespoke amenities such as White Tea by Westin™ bath salt, aloe bath lotion, comfortable plush bath robes and slippers.

Every three guest floors share an atrium that serves as a cozy area for guests to relax and mingle. The executive club lounge is located on the 40th - 42nd floor. In addition to the overwhelming Xiamen city view, the lounge also provides personalized service such as express check-in, shoe shining, Wii & XBOX game entertainment, internet access, deluxe breakfast, cocktail hours and many more; the boardroom on the 42nd floor serves as an exclusive venue for business meeting. 

Available to hotel guests, Westin’s renowned services and amenities also include The Westin Heavenly Bed®, Westin WORKOUTTM, Heavenly Spa by WestinTM, SuperFoodRxTM.  Guests seeking an opportunity to socialize will appreciate Unwind: a Westin evening ritual featuring the tastes, sights and sounds of Xiamen. Guests can take a refreshing dip or a few energizing laps in our 24-meter indoor heated pool, or recharge with a session in our WestinWORKOUTTM fitness center, complete with world brand equipment.  

Epicurean Adventures

The 4 distinctive restaurants at The Westin Xiamen provide a rich array of international cuisine, including contemporary buffet and all-day dining in Seasonal Taste, specialty drinks and signature afternoon tea in The Lobby Lounge, authentic Cantonese dishes and western-Asian fusion cocktails in the Chinese Restaurant Zen5se. The gold, wood, water, fire, and earth cocktails inspired by the Chinese five elements are the best-known signatures guest could not miss. Qba, the Latin Grill and Bar, features exotic cocktails, tapas, grilled cuisine and an outdoor garden that is perfect for Cuban cigar and wine enjoyment. Those in search of a fulfilling dessert can also visit Treats, which offers an extensive range of cakes, pastries, pies and handmade chocolates.

Renew and Revitalize

The Westin Xiamen features all the Westin’s world-famous programs, such as: Heavenly Bed®, Westin WORKOUT®, Service Express® and Heavenly Crib®. The hotel is proud to introduce Xiamen’s first Westin Heavenly Spa by WestinTM, fusing modern hydrotherapy with ancient Chinese-inspired treatments. This sophisticated urban sanctuary offers a series of therapies and treatments designed to cast off fatigue, while encouraging balance, repose and wellness.

For meeting planners, the hotel offers more than 1,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space to suit every occasion. The ballroom can be divided into two areas for greater flexibility, and ten individual meeting rooms are all equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities. This dedicated meeting and banquet floor offers wireless high speed internet access and a specialized meeting concierge, where our meeting experts will attend to your needs around the clock.

Opening Offers

From now to August 31st, 2012, The Westin Xiamen invites guests to recharge and renew with attractive rates including:

Opening Promotion

Deluxe Room *RMB888++
Premier Room *RMB999++
Add-value item: 50% off for all Food & Beverage service

Westin Renewal Package

Studio Suite *RMB1,688++
Deluxe Suite *RMB2,280++
Add-value items: Complimentary cash vouchers** equivalent to Room Rate each day

*All prices exclude 15% hotel service charge and 4% government tax, and cash vouchers are not applicable to SPA and Limousine service, and cannot be accumulated for use on the next day.

For more information or to make a reservation at the hotel, please call 86.592.337.8888, or email at, or visit For more information on travel to Greater China, please visit

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoods and WestinWorkout studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels,with more than 186 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element SM.  The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.  For more information, please visit    

About Iport Group

The Iport Group was established in January 1995. Based on the airport industry, it has expanded its businesses into relevant sectors such as hotels and logistics, etc. The group is the owner and operator of four airports, i.e. Xiamen Gaoqi airport, Fuzhou Changle airport, Longyan Guanzaishan airport and Wuyishan airport. It has 41 subsidiaries, including one listed company, five Sino-foreign joint ventures, and seven joint stock companies. The group attaches profound importance to the development and rational allocation of resources, the systematic innovation, the management standardization, and the steady operation of the corporation. The group’s airport business has experienced consistent growth, and achieved industry-leading profitability since its establishment. Adhering to the investment principles of resource orientation and relativeness, the Group enhances development of its non-aviation businesses, which contributes 82 percent to the group’s total income. In 2011, the group has total assets of RMB 9.5 billion, and net assets of RMB 4.8 billion. Aiming at “Striving for Excellence and Being Committed to Society”, Iport Group endeavors to provide the society with quality products and increasing fortune, and make itself a healthy, excellent and socially responsible enterprise. For more information, please visit

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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts