This year Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will achieve its first presence in Tibet when Four Points by Sheraton opens in the country’s capital, Lhasa. As part of the brand’s continuing Asia Pacific expansion, two hotels in China will follow, one in Lianyungang in 2009 and one in Sanya Bay on China’s Hainan Island in 2010.
Miguel Ko, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific said, “The strong demand for moderately priced lodging coupled with the increase in domestic travel in many Asian markets is helping to propel the brand’s growth.“
The 93-room Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa, Tibet will be located at the intersection of East Lingkor Avenue and East Lingkor Road, convenient for shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing. The hotel will contain two restaurants, a lounge, and a meeting room. Lhasa is the cultural center of Tibet, the home of the Potala Palace, monasteries, and the gateway to the natural beauty of the Himalayan country.
The Four Points by Sheraton Lianyungang will be first international brand hotel in the coastal city when it opens in 2009. The facility will offer its guests 254 rooms and two restaurants, as well as a bar and lounge. For business travelers, the hotel will also have 14,000 square feet (1300 square meters) of meeting space. Lianyungang has had increasing business and tourist traffic, with travelers coming to visit its natural wonders, Yuntai Mountain and Liandao Island.
In mid-2010, Sanya Bay on China’s southern resort island of Hainan, will become the home of the newly built Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya The 405-room newly built resort will have three restaurants and a lounge, along with over 20,000 square feet (1858 square meters) of meeting space. Guests will be able to enjoy an outdoor swimming pool along with a spa and health club. Hainan Island, known as the “Hawaii of China”, offers a warm climate and beaches, traditional fishing villages, and festivals put on by the region’s indigenous tribes.
Four Points by Sheraton, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, opened its first Asia Pacific hotels in 2000. It now has six hotels in operation in the region and eleven under development.
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