Starwood Hotels Expands Footprint in China with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan

Fast-Growing Four Points Brand is on track to Double its Portfolio in China in the next Five Years

HEFEI, Anhui, China - May 5, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in partnership with Greenland Group announced the debut of Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan – the first Four Points hotel to open in the capital of Anhui Province. Starwood Hotels' Four Points brand currently offers what is best for business at 22 hotels across Greater China and expects to double its portfolio in this rapidly developing market by 2018.

"Four Points is one of Starwood's growth leaders in China, particularly in secondary and tertiary cities where the demand for well-known global brands is on the rise," said Qian Jin, President, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "We are proud to offer business and leisure travelers to Hefei the chance to enjoy the stylish comfort, genuine service and popular perks that have made Four Points a hit in markets worldwide."

Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan is the first Four Points hotel to open in China in 2014 and will be followed by six more over the next 12 months. Four Points boasts Starwood's second largest development pipeline in China, following Sheraton, which has laid the groundwork for Four Points' rapid growth across the region.

The new hotel is conveniently located within the city's new political, economic, commercial and cultural center - Hefei New Municipal and Cultural District. The hotel overlooks Swan Lake and is convenient to office buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as Hefei Municipal Government offices, Hefei Olympic Sports Center, Hefei Grand Theater and Anhui Broadcast and Television Center. Guests are just 14 miles from the heart of downtown, five miles from the Hefei high-speed Rail Station, and one hour by high-speed train to Nanjing.

The hotel features 271 sophisticated guest rooms and suites, and surprising perks such as complimentary bottled water, fast and free WiFi throughout the property, and fresh coffee in the lobby, in addition to a range of cuisine at its three restaurants and offers 12 private dining rooms, with the largest one accommodating up to 20 guests. At the end of a day of sightseeing or business meetings, guests can choose from a wide selection of local and imported craft beers in the Lounge, as part of the brand's signature Best Brews program.

"Four Points is a terrific new addition to Hefei and will appeal to the independent traveler with its stylish design and unexpected extras," said Jeffery Leng, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan. "As the first Four Points property to open in the capital of Anhui Province, we look forward to welcoming travelers who are both familiar and loyal to our brand as well as those enjoying their first visit to a Four Points."

Ideal for both business and social functions, Four Points offers 17,599 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space for up to 1,000 people. In addition, the hotel provides on-site catering services and has implemented Starwood's Sustainable Meetings Practices to minimize environmental impact. Additional facilities include a spa, fitness center, indoor heated swimming pool and gaming room.

To celebrate the launch of Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan, the hotel is offering a special package valid until November 3, 2014 of RMB428 per night, plus a 15% service charge for a Comfort Room, or RMB478 per night plus a 15% service charge for a Deluxe Room. Complimentary buffet breakfast for one guest is also part of the opening offer. For more information, please visit:

About Four Points by Sheraton Hotels

Experience Smart Travel. With over 200 Four Points hotels in more than 30 countries, travelers can find the timeless style and comfort they're looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points hotels can be found in big urban centers, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood's portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry's richest loyalty program. To learn more, visit

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit

Issued by GHC Asia on behalf of Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, For more information or high resolution visuals, please contact:

Cai Yawei
GHC Asia - Beijing
Tel: +86 10 6528 9983

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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