Largest ever Sheraton coming to Macau

Starwood Hotels has said that it is planning to open the largest ever Sheraton hotel in Macau.

The company said that the launch of the new hotel has been scheduled for September this year. The launch will see a 3,863-room property taking a position within the Sands Cotai Central complex in Macau. The hotel, christened Sheraton Macau Hotel Cotai Central, will also become the largest hotel in Macau, a Chinese special administrative region. It will be part of the Sands Cotai Central resort complex and will continue to expand its services.

The new hotel will provide a host of new features and services. The hotel company claims that customers can expect lavish space and comfort in the property because of its vastness and size. Features in the new property include more than 20,000sqm of meeting space at the pillar-less Kashgar Grand Ballroom, which is claimed to have the capacity to accommodate up to 5,265 people in a theatre-style seating layout. The hotel will also feature a Sine Spa with 15 treatment rooms, and three outdoor pools with 12,000sqm of deck space.

Food aficionados will have the chance to explore a variety of cuisines at Italian trattoria Bene, two poolside cafes, a roof lounge, and signature Asian seafood restaurant, Xin.

Managers said that when fully completed, the hotel would have 6,000 rooms, casinos, convention space, retail outlets, entertainment and dining options.

The Sheraton brand has been in existence for 70 years and its portfolio includes more than 400 hotels in 70 countries and more than 60 resorts in stunning destinations worldwide.


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.’


Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa Opens in Spain

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a subsidiary of US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has announced the opening of its first Sheraton branded hotel in Madrid, Spain.

The new Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa is part of the brand’s initiative to open around 60 hotels across the globe in next three years.

The Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa is located close to the city centre, and includes 180 guest rooms; an all-day dining restaurant; lobby bar; terrace lounge and pool bar. The hotel is also offering the brand’s signature Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance, a spacious spa and an indoor and outdoor pool; as well as Sheraton Club rooms and lounge.

Roeland Vos, the company president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, said, ‘We are delighted to partner with Comercial Mirasierra Group as we debut the Sheraton brand in Madrid, an important business and leisure travel destination. The Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra is a wonderful addition to Sheraton’s global portfolio. This hotel further underlines Starwood’s commitment to continued growth in Spain.’

The hotel is offering a business centre and around 13,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom and eight conference rooms for hosting events and meetings. The hotel is also offering a signature, Link@Sheraton, communication hub.

Hoyt H Harper II, the company global brand leader, said, ‘The Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra is emblematic of our continued focus to grow the Sheraton brand’s already robust presence globally by working with our proven development partners to ensure we have best-in-class properties wherever our guests want to travel.’


Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa Edinburgh Reopens After Renovations

The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, a luxury hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, has reopened after the completion of a re-modelling project.

The hotel is part of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, a brand from US-based hotel company, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. According to the company, the recent re-modelling of the hotel includes a new and contemporary look for public areas, refurbished guest rooms and meetings complex; as well as the opening of a new restaurant and bar.

Hoyt Harper, the company global brand leader for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, said, ‘We have spent the last few years renovating and rebuilding one of the hotel industry’s most iconic brands and Sheraton’s all-time high guest satisfaction scores are a direct result of this investment. As one of our flagship hotels, the newly renovated Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh showcases our commitment to making the brand an unparalleled leader in the hospitality sector.’

The hotel’s new look is intended to offer superior customer satisfaction to both business and leisure travellers, with 269 fully refurbished guest rooms that have a modern Scottish look; a new Sheraton Club Floor, for Club level guests; 14 flexible event rooms; and a six-story, 35,000 square foot ‘One Spa’.

The hotel is also offering new Sheraton brand signature experiences, including a Link@Sheraton communications hub in the hotel lobby with complimentary Wi-Fi and computer workstations; and a holistic fitness programme, Sheraton Fitness, programmed by Core Performance.

The hotel is being re-launched as part of a global re-branding operation, which will be seeing a worldwide rejuvenation of the Sheraton branded properties for an investment of around $6 billion.