Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Strengthens Its Presence in China with the Opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced the opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel, located within the Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone (QWTDZ). The opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel marks the third property in Qingdao, underscoring the popularity and demand for Marriott’s most global brand in the region.
“Qingdao is one of the fastest growing urban centers in China and as we expand our footprint in the city with our third property, we are committed to ensuring that the Sheraton hospitability and services make it easy for more travelers to accomplish their business goals while still enjoying the many leisure activities the area has to offer,” said Wolfgang Boettcher, Vice President, Operations, North China, Marriott International. “The Sheraton brand has grown from strength to strength in China, and the opening of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel reinforces our commitment to advance the brand in the market.”
Sheraton Huangdao Hotel features 350 spacious guestrooms and suites, most featuring spectacular sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room features premium sleep and bath amenities, 43” LCD televisions, and high-speed internet access. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of on-property facilities including the Sheraton® Fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool and tranquil spa. Club Room guests have access to the Sheraton® Club Lounge, a relaxing, upscale space that offers complimentary breakfast and happy hour drinks with canapés.
Guests can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences at Sheraton Huangdao Hotel such as Paired, the Sheraton brand’s reinvigorated food and beverage program of expertly matched small plates, premium wines and craft beers available at the hotel’s ocean-themed Lobby Lounge. The hotel also features two unique dining venues: FEAST®, the signature all day dining restaurant with international buffets, and Yue®, a signature Chinese restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary cuisines.
The hotel features versatile function spaces totaling 2,500 square meters that feature the latest audiovisual technology, positioning Sheraton Huangdao Hotel as an ideal location for events, conferences, weddings and other social gatherings. This includes the 1,200-square-meter pillar-less Grand Ballroom, which can also be divided into three separate function rooms, complemented by a 590-square-meter pre-function area.
“The hotel is conveniently located on Qingdao’s coastline and within the QWTDZ district, where guests can easily go about their business endeavors while finding time for leisure activities such as climbing Laoshan Mountain with unparalleled views of the Yellow Sea,” said Johnny Dong, General Manager of Sheraton Huangdao Hotel. “As Qingdao continues on its rapid growth trajectory, we are thrilled to be able to support the city’s development by providing exceptional hospitality experiences to both business and leisure travelers alike.”
A celebrated garden city, Qingdao is renowned for its cultural heritage, picturesque beaches, clear blue waters and majestic mountain views. Sheraton Huangdao Hotel is situated on the city’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of the Tang Island Bay Park and Phoenix Island. Built to the shape of a giant sail, the hotel is also a stone’s throw away from major office buildings, popular attractions and shopping malls. Sheraton Huangdao Hotel is only 20 minutes away from both the famous Zhan Qiao Pier and the Qingdao Train Station, and a 50 minute drive to the Qingdao Liuting International Airport. The hotel joins two other Sheraton hotels in Qingdao – Sheraton Qingdao Jiaozhou Hotel and Sheraton Qingdao Licang Hotel – solidifying the brand’s presence in the city.
To celebrate its opening, Sheraton Huangdao Hotel is offering a special opening package valid until 28 April 2017, which starts from RMB 568 net for 1 night’s stay in a Deluxe Room with two complimentary international breakfast, free Internet access, and double Starpoints for SPG members.