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Starwood Hotels Hits 200th Hotel Milestone In Asia Pacific

Friday, November 18th, 2011
The St. Regis Shenzhen

Powering ahead in Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced it has surpassed the 200th hotel milestone with a flurry of recent openings in China, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Starwood continues to widen its lead as the largest operator of four and five star hotels in Asia Pacific with plans to reach over 320 hotels by 2014.

“The opening of our 200th hotel in Asia Pacific underscores the vitality of this market and its importance to our future growth,” said Frits van Paasschen, President & CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “Demand for our high-caliber brands continues to soar across Asia’s many dynamic markets, driven by phenomenal economic growth and significant increases in outbound travel, particularly from China and India.”

Asia Pacific is Home to Starwood’s Highest, Largest and Tallest Hotels
Starwood’s diverse portfolio in Asia boasts several record-setting properties including its highest, … Read the rest

Carlson Opens Radisson Blu Hotel in Liuzhou, China

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou

Carlson has opened the 260-room Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou.

With the addition of this property, Carlson now has 11 hotels in China with over 3,500 rooms. Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou will be the company’s seventh Radisson Blu hotel in China.

Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou is located in Liuzhou’s central business district, just minutes away from the railway station and a 20-minute drive from Liuzhou Airport. The hotel lies 90 minutes from the Guxiang hot spring and just over two hours from Yangshuo.

“Our Asia Pacific growth strategy is focused on emerging economies and China is a key market for Carlson,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. “The opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou brings us one step closer to doubling our Asia Pacific portfolio from 72 to 150 hotels by 2015. We are delighted with the debut of the Radisson Blu in Liuzhou, the second largest city in the Guangxi … Read the rest

Traders Upper East Hotel Beijing Receives “The Best Business Hotel In China” Award

Monday, May 30th, 2011
Traders Upper East Hotel

The Third Global Hotel Industry Cultural Forum and Gold Champion Award Presentation Ceremony took place in Shenzhen on 15 May 2011. At the ceremony, Traders Upper East Hotel was named the Best Business Hotel in China. This is the second hotel award the hotel has won after being cited "Ten Best Newly Opened Hotels in China" last year since its opening in 2009.

The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the General Administration of Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China. Nearly 500 attendees from the China National Tourism Administration, hotel industry associations at national and provincial levels, high-grade hotels, hotel suppliers and the media were present at the forum. The Gold Champion Award is one of the highest awards in the … Read the rest

Jumeirah opens hotel in China

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

Jumeirah Group will open its first hotel in China today, tapping into the burgeoning hospitality industry of the world's second-largest economy.

The new 401-room Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai in Pudong used the interior designers behind the Burj Al Arab, and is themed on "ancient Chinese elements of feng shui".

The luxury hospitality group had originally planned to open a separate hotel in the city, in a twin-tower development, as part of a management agreement signed five years ago. But that agreement was scrapped after a change in the building's ownership.

"We decided to exit," said Gerald Lawless, the executive chairman of Jumeirah Group, which is part of Dubai Holding and manages hotels including the Burj Al Arab.

"It will happen but not in our brand. We have chosen to go to another property."

China is a market Jumeirah Group has increasingly focused on recently. It has five other luxury properties under … Read the rest

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