Starwood opens first dual-branded ski resort complex in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced the opening of its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China. Owned by Dalian Wanda Group, Sheraton Changbaishan Resort and The Westin Changbaishan Resort are adjacent to the slopes of the Changbai Mountains, one of China’s leading ski areas.

The opening marks Starwood’s first ski resorts in Asia Pacific. The company recently celebrated 103 hotels in operation in China, with another 100 hotels in the pipeline.

The Sheraton and Westin resort complex offers more than 37,000 square feet of function and meeting space, including a 13,362 square-foot ballroom, nine smaller meeting rooms, and a pre-function area. There are six food and beverage venues.

Sheraton Changbaishan Resort offers 297 guestrooms and suites with mountain or ski views, as well as a Sheraton Club lounge and Sheraton Club rooms with upgraded amenities. The heart of the lobby features the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft – a social hub. All guest rooms are equipped with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, high speed Internet, LCD flat panel television, iPhone/iPad docking station and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed. Additional amenities include full service restaurants and lounge, and fully equipped fitness facilities featuring the brand’s new health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance.

Also available are Sheraton brand’s signature restaurant Feast, open kitchens, and a third restaurant, Yue, which offers traditional Chinese favorites. Additionally, 13 private dining rooms are available for guests.

The Westin Changbaishan Resort boasts mountain views, dining venues, a Westin Kids Club, the signature Heavenly Spa and an indoor swimming pool. All 262 guestrooms are equipped with the Westin Heavenly Bed, featuring lush sheets, down cushioning, and a patented pillow-top mattress. Another industry first, the Heavenly Bath creates a spa-like experience, enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and exclusive White Tea Aloe bath amenities. In-room, high speed Internet and an ergonomic work space are also available.

Dining venues include Seasonal Tastes, the hotel’s signature restaurant; and Maru, the first Korean restaurant in Starwood branded hotels.

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