Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has announced its Westin brand will open three new hotels in the Chinese cities of Ningbo, Xian and Xiamen over the next six months.
Earlier this year, Westin opened three hotels, including its first hotel in Nanjing and Wuhan and its second hotel in Guangzhou. With the addition of these six hotels, Westin will boast a portfolio of 16 hotels in China by April 2012, and is on track to double its footprint in the region by 2014.
The three new Westin hotel openings come on the heels of the month-long relocation of Starwood's global headquarters to Shanghai, China, said to highlight Starwood's evolution as a global company and the development boom in China.
Located in the heart of one of China's oldest seaport cities, The Westin Ningbo is close to the Fenghua River in Ningbo's central business district and close to the Tian Yi Square. The 312-room hotel will offer six restaurants and bars, a Heavenly Spa, and more than 14,000 square feet of space for meetings, trade exhibits, and global conferences.
The Westin Xian will feature 326 guest rooms, a Heavenly Spa, an indoor swimming pool, 5,705 square feet of meeting facilities and an art and artifact museum below the hotel.
The Westin Xiamen is part of a mixed use complex offering an art center, retail shops and entertainment outlets. The hotel will offer 304 guestrooms, a variety of Chinese and international cuisine at its three restaurants, a Heavenly Spa, indoor pool, and more than 14,000 square feet of space for business meetings and social functions.