Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Unveils First New-Build Sheraton Grand Property in China’s Hangzhou

Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel Joins Brand’s New Premier Tier of Best-in-Class Hotels and Resorts around the World

HANGZHOU, China - June 20, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel, located in the heart of bustling business district of Hangzhou, China. The hotel is the first new-build property to join the brand’s premier tier of hotels, selected for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. Owned by China Yintai Holdings Co., Ltd, Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel is recognized for its spectacular views of the city and the Qiantang River and its premium location. Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as a leading global hotel brand of choice, everywhere.

“With all eyes on Hangzhou this year as the host of the 2016 G20 summit, China continues to be an extremely important growth market for Sheraton,” said Vincent Ong, Senior Brand Director, Asia Pacific Brand Management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel is a true representation of our Sheraton Grand tier and a valued asset to the portfolio.”

Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang offers 301 exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites that are only steps away from the renowned West Lake and Xiang Lake. Each guest room features all of the Sheraton brand’s signature amenities and services, including a premium sleep experience, rain shower and luxurious bath amenities. Other facilities at the hotel include Sheraton® Fitness Centre with Technogym weight-lifting equipment and on-duty fitness coaches, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool.

The hotel offers a wide variety of international dining experiences, including Yue® Chinese restaurant, which serves contemporary Cantonese, spicy Sichuan and local Hangzhou cuisines prepared with regional flair; FEAST®, the Sheraton brand’s signature restaurant with open kitchen; Lobby Lounge, featuring modern décor providing a large selection of Single Malts and cocktails as well as traditional Tea. As part of the new lobby bar menu Paired - the Sheraton brand’s reinvigorated food and beverage program - expertly matched small plates, premium wines and craft beers offering a unique experience is available at the Lobby Lounge. The Sheraton® Club Lounge serves complimentary breakfast and all-day refreshments with a Qiantang River view.

With expansive space to host a variety of events, meeting planners can choose from 11 function rooms, all equipped with independent audio visual facilities, Internet access and multi-functional wireless conference system, as well as a 740 square meters pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests.

“With a rise in corporate and leisure travel, we are strategically positioned in the core of Binjiang district, offering vast views of the picturesque Qiangtang River,” said John Sheng, General Manager of Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel. “We are looking forward to creating memorable experiences and effortless travel as the hotel powers through the Hangzhou hospitality industry scene.”

Situated in the heart of a bustling business district just 12km away from downtown Hangzhou, the Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel is a short drive away from the renowned West Lake and Xiang Lake. The hotel is approximately 23 kilometers from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) and 10 minute drive to Hangzhou railway station; and only one hour to Shanghai by high-speed train.

Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China and situated between Shanghai and Ningbo. Known for its historic relics and natural beauty, the city’s tourist attractions include the scenic West Lake, the world’s largest tidal bore at Qiantang River, Xixi National Wetland Park, as well as Xianghu Lake.

To celebrate the opening, Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Binjiang Hotel is offering a special opening package valid until December 31st, 2016, starting at RMB 798 net for 1 night’s stay in a Deluxe Room free Internet access, and double Starpoints for SPG members.

For more information or to make reservation, please call (86) (571) 8790 7777 or contact Starwood Customer Contact Center at 4008 688 688, or visit Sheraton.com/hangzhoubinjiang.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is on a mission to bring people together through communal experiences because we believe that travel is better when shared. As the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 430 hotels in more than 75 countries around the world through signature offerings such as the exclusive Sheraton Club lounge and Paired, our new menu of expertly matched small plates, premium wines and craft beers. The brand recently launched Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive 10 point plan designed to make Sheraton the global hotel brand of choice, everywhere. Sheraton, like all brands within the Starwood portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Sheraton.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contact:

Tanya Elm
Sheraton Global Public Relations
917-202-5309
Tanya.Elm@starwoodhotels.com

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