Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced plans to open four luxury hotels in China by the end of the year, in a bid to double its portfolio across the country.
New properties include The St. Regis Chengdu, The Azure Qiantang in Hangzhou, The Castle Hotel in Dalian, and the W Beijing – Chang’an.
Starwood’s luxury brands global brand leader Paul James said: "The rapid growth of Starwood’s luxury brands in China reflects a robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market, where domestic travel continues to thrive."
The 279-room St. Regis Chengdu hotel will be located in close proximity to Tianfu Square and the Chun Xi Road high-end retail district and will offer Social, a signature all-day dining restaurant; Yan Ting, a speciality Chinese restaurant and Sichuan cuisine; Yun Fu, with four distinct private dining rooms on Level 27; Decanter, a wine bar with an extensive selection of fine wine labels, liquors and aged cigars; and Vantage XXVII, an outdoor sky bar with skyline vistas.
The Azure Qiantang, to be located along Hangzhou’s Qiantang River, will have 205 guestrooms and suites, two fine restaurants and seven spacious meeting rooms.
The Castle Hotel will offer 292 luxurious guestrooms and suites and 67 residences. It will also feature three restaurants and two lounges with creative and authentic cuisine options.
W Beijing – Chang’an will feature 353 guestrooms, four modern dining experiences, and 7,545ft² of meeting space, including a 1,700ft² Great Room.
All four of the new hotels are slated to open by the end of 2014.
Starwood is on track to open more than 20 hotels across its nine brands in the region this year.