Starwood announced yesterday plans to open three new Westin hotels in China. The properties will open in the fast-growing cities of Ningbo (pictured), Xian and Xiamen, within the next six months.
Located in the central business district of one of China’s oldest seaport cities, The Westin Ningbo will offer 312 rooms, six restaurants and bars, a Heavenly Spa and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting 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 forms part of a mixed-use complex offering an art centre, 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 meeting space.
Earlier this year, Westin opened three hotels in several dynamic markets 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.
Starwood now has nearly 100 properties in its development pipeline. Miguel Ko, Chairman and President of Starwood’s Asia-Pacific Division, said; “Demand for high-calibre global lodging continues to outpace supply in China, creating ideal conditions for the rapid expansion of all of our brands.”