Starwood Opens Two Hotels in Shanghai

Travel News Asia Thursday, 29 March 2007

Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened 2 new hotels in Shanghai - the Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences and Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning - on 28th March 2007, an auspicious double prosperity (in Mandarin language) day in the Chinese calendar.

In addition to the opening of the two hotels in Shanghai, Starwood also opened its first Sheraton in Changsha, China in the same week. As one of the largest international upscale hotel operators in Greater China, Starwood has expanded its footprint aggressively during the past 24 months and expects to open 8 new hotels in China alone this year, including 5 Sheratons in Shanghai, Changsha, Shenzhen, Guiyang and Dameisha; 2 Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Daning, Shanghai and Changshu; and a Westin in Guangzhou.

We are delighted to welcome these 2 hotels to our Starwood portfolio in Shanghai. With the opening of these two hotels, we now offer travelers to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai a choice of 8 hotels under the brands of St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton and Le Meridien, with a W hotel expected to open in 2008, said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.

Shanghai is the largest trade and economic center of China, and with the impressive efforts by the Shanghai municipal government to attract business and leisure travelers to Shanghai, visitor arrivals into Shanghai have grown exponentially in the past few years.

Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong: The hotel is part of the multi-purpose You You International Plaza Complex that comprises the hotel, residences, an office tower, a large retail complex and also the Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong.

Centrally located in Lujiazui, the financial and trade district in Pudong, the hotel is near to the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the venue of the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. The hotel enjoys convenient access to Shanghais legendary waterfront (the Bund) and Nanjing Road (Chinas most famous shopping street), as well as easy access to both the old Shanghai (Yu Gardens) and the contemporary Shanghai (Xintiandi).

Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences features 525 rooms including 155 Superior Rooms, 224 Premier Rooms, 78 Executive Rooms, 63 Suites, and plus 141 fully serviced 1- to 3-bedroom apartments. All 666 rooms (including the hotels 63 suites) are designed with each guests utmost comfort in mind, and feature a warm and contemporary design, with each room featuring Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning: Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning forms part of the exciting new integrated complex - Daning Life Hub, the first of its kind in Shanghai, an open-air, innovative urban lifestyle concept, consisting of hotel, offices, retail, food & beverage, entertainment, culture, education and ancillary services.

Located in the Zhabei, north of Shanghai central business district, Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning is just a few minutes walk to the subway station, close to the inner ring road and within only 15 minutes drive to the Shanghai Bund, Huaihai Road and Nanjing Road business district.

The hotels guest rooms feature large plasma TV and high speed internet access. The rooms and suites are tastefully decorated, with separate bath and shower cubicles equipped with rainforest showers.

The hotel also offers meeting planners and corporations over 1,600 square meters of meeting space including a grand ballroom and 7 functions  rooms as well as three dining outlets, a business center, fitness center, indoor heated pool, spa, gift shop and an underground car park. Wireless Internet is available in the public areas and in all meeting rooms.

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