Starwood opens Four Points in Shanghai

Starwood has opened its first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Shanghai - the Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong, rebranded from Grand You You Hotel.Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong is the second Four Points by Sheraton hotel to open in mainland China.

Developed and further refurbished by Shanghai You You International Plaza, Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong is part of a new multi-use complex - You You International Plaza Complex. The complex also includes the second Sheraton Hotel in Shanghai: the Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences Pudong, which is expected to be ready in 2008. Once completed, the complex will consist of four buildings: the Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong; the Sheraton Hotel; the Sheraton Residences; an office tower and a retail complex.

“The addition of this exceptional new hotel in such a desired location of Pudong, the financial district of Shanghai, provides Four Points by Sheraton guests the opportunity to experience another side of our brand experience. This property provides both leisure and business travelers with the finest amenities in a comfortable atmosphere for exceptional value,” said Mr. Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “Pudong is now the base of the emerging hi-tech industry and modern manufacturing industries of Shanghai and is the focus and symbol of China’s economic reform. We are certainly excited to be able to strengthen our foothold in this red hot city of Shanghai!”

Mr. Thomas Mueller, General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong, said “For the self sufficient traveler, Four Points by Sheraton is all about providing a high level of comfort, little indulgences and celebrating “simple pleasures” while away from home from a great bed to a perfect cup of coffee to free high speed Internet access and free bottled water.”

Strategically located in Lujiazui finance and trade district, overlooking the Huangpu River, Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong features 336 newly-refurbished rooms, including 39 suites. It is only ten minutes to the Shanghai New International Expo Center, next to Metro Line #4, 35 minutes from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, 40 minutes from Hongqiao Airport, and 15 minutes to the famous Xintiandi recreation area, Yuyuan Garden and the Bund.