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Starwood Plans New Luxury Hotels in China

Starwood Plans New Luxury Hotels in China

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said it plans to open two luxury hotels in China in the next two years. The hotel chain, based in White Plains, N.Y., said plans to reopen its renovated The Astor Hotel in May in Tianjin after spending $22 million to redo the 152-room hotel. It plans to open The Malus Sanya, a newly constructed 160-room resort in Sanya, in late 2012. Both hotels will be part of the company’s Luxury Collection brand, which includes 70 resorts and high-end hotels in 30 countries around the globe.

The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tianjin:

Scheduled to debut in May 2010, following a $22 million (RMB 150 million) renovation, The Astor Hotel Tianjin features 152 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, approximately 1,000 square metres of meeting space, five world class restaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool, and state-of-the-art fitness and business centres.

With a heritage extending more than 140 years, The Astor Hotel first opened in 1863 and is one of China’s most iconic landmarks. Classified as a National Important Historical Relics Protection Unit by the Chinese Government, The Astor Hotel is renowned as the preferred destination for foreign expatriates and local dignitaries. Since its opening, the hotel has gone through several restorations and expansion programs including the building of its second tower which was completed in the late 20th century. The Astor Hotel has played host to VIPS, Heads-of-State and International Diplomats including Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Madam Song Qingling, former United States President Herbert Hoover, the last Emperor Puyi and Empress Wan Rong.

The Astor Hotel is located in the central business district (CBD) of Tianjin at Tai’erzhuang Road, Heping District, facing the Haihe River and Green River and at the back of Victoria Park. It is also a 35 minute drive from the Tianjin International Airport. For more information please visit, www.luxurycollection.com/astor.

The Malus, a Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya:

Opening in the autumn of 2012, The Malus Sanya is part of the integrated Haitang Bay Beach Resort district spreading over a site area of 150 square kilometers with 40 kilometres of beachfront. Offering lush landscapes and breathtaking sea views, the resort will offer The Luxury Collection global explorers 160 luxury guest rooms and villas, approximately 300 square meters of meeting space; two signature restaurant and bars; a 24-hour business center; state-of-the-art health club and fitness center; signature spa; outdoor swimming pool; tennis courts; specialty shopping, and will share a recreational centre with the newly opened Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort.

With its tropical climate, crystalline water and endless azure skies, Hainan is celebrated as the “Hawaii of China,” offering guests the ideal destination for leisure and business retreats. The Malus, Sanya is situated on the southern part of Hainan and Haitang Bay, and is ideally located on the Island’s eastern coastal area. Due to the growing influx of leisure travelers to Hainan, the region is currently constructing its third International Airport only 127 km from Haitang Bay in Boao, Qionghai City. For more information please visit, www.luxurycollection.com/malus.

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