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The Westin Tianjin Renewal Journey Begins In Beijing

Tianjin, China (January 19, 2010) / — Scheduled to open February 2010, The Westin Tianjin invited Beijing's media to join the Westin Renewal Journey in The Westin Beijing Financial Street on January 7, 2010, to showcase the first Westin in Tianjin and experience traditional Tianjin culture.

From the first step inside the suite, the Westin white tea scent suffused in the air. A display of the signature Westin innovations were reenacted inside the one suite. The Heavenly Bed with ten layers of heavenly comfort is a truly out-of-this-world sleep experience and will be installed in The Westin Tianjin's guest rooms and suites.

The attractions of a destination are important for travelers. The Westin Tianjin brought a taste of the local Tianjin culture to Beijing. YangLiuQing New Year Painting, the intangible cultural heritage with more than 400 years history, known as he representative of Tianjin's traditional art, was introduced to Beijing media by a live painting performance. A painting master, Ms. Zhao Ying, who has more than 30 years painting experience, demonstrated the five key steps of making a New Year Painting, outlining, carving, imprinting, drawing and mounting. Tianjin traditional snacks, the well-known MaHua (fried dough twist), XiaoBao Chestnut, TangZhanzi (sugar-coated haws) and GuoRenZhang (peanuts) were displayed and introduced to Beijing media as well.

Rising above the historic and business districts of the city, The Westin Tianjin is part of a new landmark building in the heart of Tianjin. The hotel's spacious and contemporary rooms, sophisticated function facilities and elegant restaurants and bars provide an unparalleled urban sanctuary in one of China's fastest growing cities. Part of a landmark mixed-used development in the hub of the city, The Westin Tianjin features 275 rooms and suites over 20 floors. All the guest rooms and suites provide a luxurious place to retreat from the bustle of the city. Spacious, light filled accommodation with sophisticated furnishings from Herman Millar and the Westin's signature Heavenly Beds are complemented by plush bathrooms featuring decadent rainforest showers. Guest rooms boast the very latest in technology. High speed wireless internet, giant LCD TV screens, and iPod docking stations helps guests stay connected.

The Westin Tianjin's collection of seven restaurants and bars, provide a range of options to unwind, connect with friends and colleagues or dine in style.

The Westin Tianjin promises to become the city's new benchmark for sophisticated meetings, events and weddings. Paul Smith inspired design, contemporary spaces and the very latest audio visual technology sets the tone for Tianjin's newest banquet facilities. The highlight of the dedicated floor of seven function rooms is The Grand Ballroom-a vast, light filled room boasting stunning chandeliers, elegant décor and flexible configurations to suit up to 400 guests for a grand banquet, wedding or celebration.

For a more tranquil way to recharge, retreat to the hotel's pool deck. Slow down in the 25 metre indoor heated pool while looking to the heavens through a giant glass roof, relax in the Jacuzzi, poolside lounges or with a healthy item from Splash. The specially designed spa menu with wellbeing treats, drinks and super-food snacks can be ordered from the pool deck bar.

The Westin Tianjin provides a state of the art Westin WorkOut gymnasium with complimentary 24 hour access to hotel guests and features the latest advanced cardio and strength equipment by Technogym (including machines with TV monitors and iPod connections) and work out regimens designed with travelers in mind.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, with 169 hotels and resorts in more than 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 982 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

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