June 9, 2011
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will open one hotel every two weeks in China this year.
Currently, Starwood is the largest high-end hotel operator in China, with more than 70 existing hotels and a pipeline of over 90 new hotels planned. China is now Starwood’s second-largest hotel market in the world, behind the U.S.
With 35 existing hotels and another 40 in the pipeline, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts leads Starwood’s growth there.
Sister brand Four Points by Sheraton has 12 hotels and another 13 poised to open, primarily in growing second- and third-tier cities and tertiary markets.
The Westin brand boasts a pipeline of 13 new hotels set to join its existing portfolio of 11 properties, including the Westin Shanghai and the Westin Guangzhou.
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