Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has reached a historic milestone with 103 hotels open and in operation as well as another 100 hotels in the pipeline for Greater China, which is Starwood’s second-largest market outside of the U.S.
Starwood has already opened 11 properties in China this year and expects to open another 13 hotels by the end of 2012.
The Sheraton brand, in particular, will continue to play a leading role in maintaining Starwood’s premier position in the region, as its growth trajectory is on track to reach 90 hotels in Greater China by 2016.
W Hotels will debut its first property in Mainland China with W Guangzhou at the beginning of 2013. The brand is also preparing to open four more hotels by 2017 in Macau, Beijing, Shanghai and Changsha. www.starwoodhotels.com