Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, in partnership with King Yuan Da Real Estate, has opened a new Four Points by Sheraton brand hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Bijie, in China.

The new hotel is the first Four Points by Sheraton property in Guizhou Province as well as the first international branded hotel in Bijie City.

The new property is part of the brand’s plans to double its presence in Greater China.

Located in the city’s business centre on Dongsheng Road, Four Points by Sheraton Bijie is situated close to the Qixingguan District Government offices, Bijie’s coach station, and Bijie Feixiong Airport.

The complex housing the new hotel also features the city’s largest shopping mall.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Greater China president Qian Jin said the group is excited to unveil its fast-growing Four Points in Guizhou Province for the first time.

"The opening of the hotel is certainly an exciting period for both the brand and the city, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests."

"Four Points by Sheraton Bijie is a significant addition to Bijie City’s hospitality landscape, offering business and leisure travellers everything they need to be comfortable and productive on the road like fast and free WiFi and free bottled water," Jin added.

The hotel includes dining options like The Eatery, the hotel’s signature restaurant and the only international buffet restaurant serving global cuisines in Bijie, while the Lobby Lounge offers Best Brews, Four Points’ signature beer programme, which features local and international branded beers.

Four Points by Sheraton Bijie has 1,193m² of function facilities including a pillarless ballroom and four multifunction rooms for business needs.

The property also features a fitness centre with 1,000m² of space that includes a well-equipped gym, yoga room, sauna, steam room and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Four Points by Sheraton Bijie general manager Tom Feng said, "The opening of the hotel is certainly an exciting period for both the brand and the city, and we look forward to welcoming our first guests."

Currently, the Four Points by Sheraton brand operates more than 20 hotels across Greater China and expects to continue its growth in the region.