Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with Greenland Group, has unveiled the new Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan in China, in a bid to double its portfolio in the country by 2018.

Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan is the first Four Points hotel to open in the capital of Anhui Province, and will be followed by six more openings in the country over the next 12 months.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Greater China president Qian Jin said, "Four Points is one of Starwood’s growth leaders in China, particularly in secondary and tertiary cities where the demand for well-known global brands is on the rise."

The new hotel is located within the city’s new political, economic, commercial and cultural centre – Hefei New Municipal and Cultural District.

The 271-room hotel offers various complimentary amenities such as free WiFi, and fresh coffee in the lobby, in addition to a range of cuisine at its three restaurants. It features 12 private dining rooms, with the largest one accommodating up to 20 guests.

Guests can choose from a wide selection of local and imported craft beers in the lounge, as part of the brand’s signature Best Brews programme.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide operates nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries.