Four Points by Sheraton has announced three new China hotels in Lhasa, Lianyungang and Sanya, respectively.
"Four Points by Sheraton is in the midst of a truly impressive, global growth spurt due to its popularity among customers and investors alike," said Miguel Ko, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. "The strong demand for moderately priced lodging coupled with the increase in domestic travel in many Asian markets is helping to propel the brand's growth to a level that is expected to rival that of Starwood's luxury and upper upscale brands."
As the first internationally branded hotel to open in Lianyungang, China, Four Points by Sheraton Lianyungang will provide a place for relaxation in a city bustling with energy. One of the first 14 coastal cities in China to open to foreign trade, Lianyungang has welcomed growing numbers of business travelers as well as tourists, eager to visit its magnificent, natural wonders such as Yuntai Mountain and Liandao Island. Scheduled to open in 2009, the hotel will include 254 guestrooms, more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, and a bar and lounge.
Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya will be a new-build resort located at Sanya Bay in Hainan. When it opens in mid 2010, the 405-room resort will offer guests three restaurants and a lounge, a comprehensive spa and health club, an outdoor swimming pool, and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
Scheduled to open in 2007, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa, Tibet will offer guests an affordable, comfortable hotel in one of the world's most spectacular cities. With an ideal location on the corner of East Lingkor Avenue and East Lingkor Road, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa, Tibet offers 93 guest rooms, a meeting room, two restaurants and a lounge.
The brand's Asia Pacific portfolio has since grown to 17 hotels, with six already open for business and 11 under development in China, Cambodia and Vietnam.