Starwood wins Award at China Hotel Investment Summit

Travel News Asia Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has been voted as Best International Hotel Chain for Hospitality Excellence at the recent China Hotel Investment Summit (CHIS) in China, organized by HVS International. The prestigious CHIS International Hospitality Excellence Award recognizes leading organizations that are committed to advancement of the hospitality industry and has consistently delivered excellence in the hospitality service sector. The recipient should have an international presence and demonstrated commitment towards excellence. CHIS 2007 is one of the most established and largest hotel summits of its kind on Chinas hospitality investment, and is attended by close to 500 leaders of the international hotel community and prominent Chinese hoteliers.

We are thrilled that we are recognized amongst industry leaders as the best in service excellence. This is the largest annual gathering in the China hotel industry and we are very honored to win this. Our ultimate goal is not only to offer our guests products and services that set the benchmark for the industry, but also to create memorable branded lifestyle experiences for our guests through excellent guest service and initiatives to enhance guests experiences and drive loyalty to our hotels, commented Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest international upscale hotel groups in Greater China, has been expanding aggressively in China for the last few years. Just in the first quarter of the year, Starwood has announced the signing of 13 new hotels in China and Taiwan. These hotels constitute an addition of close to 7,000 rooms to the Starwood portfolio in Greater China. This expansion throughout Greater China follows on from the six new hotels that opened in 2006 (Sheraton Urumqi Hotel, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong, Sheraton Ningbo Hotel, Sheraton Xiamen Hotel, The Westin Beijing, Financial Street). Starwood currently operates 34 hotels in Greater China, and is expected to open 37 new hotels within the next 3 years.

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