Starwood Hotels to open ski resort complex in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that it will open its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China later this year. The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan Resort will open in August 2012, adjacent to the slopes of Changbai Mountains, one of China’s ski areas.

Offering ski-in/ski-out access, The Westin Changbaishan Resort offers mountain views, dining venues, a Westin Kids Club, signature Heavenly Spa and an indoor swimming pool. All 257 guestrooms will be equipped with the Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and exclusive White Tea Aloe bath amenities. In-room Internet access and a work space will also be offered.

Sheraton Changbaishan Resort will offer 296 guestrooms and suites with mountain or ski views, as well as a Sheraton Club lounge and Sheraton Club rooms with upgraded amenities. The lobby will feature the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft – a social hub. All guest rooms will be equipped with a work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, Internet, LCD flat panel TV, MP3 docking station and the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, designed to meet AAA’s Five Diamond Award criteria. Additional amenities will include a full-service restaurant and lounge, spa, indoor heated swimming pool, and a fitness facility. For meetings, the resort complex will offer more than 37,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 13,362 square-foot ballroom and a pre-function space.

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