New Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel Opens in China

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a subsidiary of US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has announced the opening of its new Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel, located near Qingdao city, on the Shandong Peninsula Coast, in China’s eastern region.

The new hotel is owned by Qingdao Greentown Jiaozhou Bay Real Estate Development Company, and has 270 guest rooms, including 31 suites.

Hoyt Harper, the global brand leader for Sheraton Hotels, said, ‘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. Sheraton’s impressive global pipeline is being fuelled 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 lobby features the brand’s Link@Sheraton, experienced with Microsoft, a signature social hub for business travellers that offers immediate access to information and technology for work and leisure. The other amenities include lifestyle options such as new Sheraton Fitness programme by Core Performance for fitness lovers; the Shine Spa for Sheraton for relaxation; the Sheraton Club lounge offering complimentary food and beverages, and leisure facilities for Sheraton Club guests; as well as dining venues including the YUE Chinese Restaurant and Feast, the all day dining restaurant.

Bi Ming Guang, the assistant general manager of Qingdao Greentown Jiaozhou Bay Real Estate Development Company, said, ‘The opening of Sheraton Jiaozhou Hotel enhances the strategic positioning of the Jiaozhou New District.’