July 5, 2012 · 0 Comments
STAMFORD, Conn.–()–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of the Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel, the first Sheraton branded hotel, as well as the first hotel managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in the new district of Jiaozhou, near Qingdao city in Shandong province. Owned by Qingdao Greentown Jiaozhou Bay Real Estate Development Company, the hotel is part of Starwood’s expansion plan, introducing its differentiated world class lifestyle brands, in second and third tier cities across China.
“Sheraton debuted in Beijing as the first international brand hotel in China and we are very excited that Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel is the first international brand hotel in Jiaozhou,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels. “Sheraton’s impressive global pipeline is being fueled by phenomenal demand in China with 12 new Sheraton hotels slated to open across this fast-growing market by year’s end driven by strong demand in second and third tier cities.”
The hotel assumes a prominent place in the economic development of the area, drawing upper-upscale business and leisure travelers to Jiaozhou and the Qingdao area.
“The opening of Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel enhances the strategic positioning of the Jiaozhou New District,” said Mr. Bi Ming Guang, Assistant General Manager of Qingdao Greentown Jiaozhou Bay Real Estate Development Company. Conveniently located across from city hall, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s transportation network, including Qingdao’s Liuting International Airport and Qingdao city center; shopping and entertainment venues; and famous attractions such as the Badaguan Scenic Area.