Starwood expands in China

Starwood has opened its 50th hotel in China and plans to double its presence in the country by 2012.

Starwood expands in China
Starwood expands in China

The Sheraton Jinan Hotel is one of seven properties the hotel group is opening in China this year.

The property offers 410 rooms, five restaurants and lounges and 11 meeting spaces occupying 3,500sqm.

Starwood president and chief executive Frits van Paasschen said: "In a few short years, China will be one of the world's largest outbound tourism markets with the Chinese generating more than 100 million trips a year. And when the Chinese do travel, they are going to stay in the brands that they know from home, which will have a meaningful effect on our business globally and underscores why we are investing so heavily in this critical market now."

 

 

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