Starwood has opened its first upscale international property in Xiamen, the Sheraton Xiamen Hotel.“The local market, as well as the Xiamen Municipal government, has an immense anticipation and excitement for the opening of this newest upscale international hotel in Xiamen. The opening of Sheraton Xiamen Hotel will undoubtedly lead the way to attract more visitors both domestically and from overseas. It has set a new benchmark for upcoming hotel properties,” said Mr. Lance J. Ourednik, General Manager of Sheraton Xiamen Hotel.
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel is centrally located in the new commercial and business district of Xiamen with large multi-national companies nearby. The hotel offers guests with a view of the Jiangtou area and park. It is just a ten to fifteen minutes’ drive from Xiamen International Airport, and a 15 to 20 minutes’ drive to downtown Xiamen, the International Exhibition Centre and the Ferry Terminal of Gulangyu.
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel is a 30-storey high-rise building which features a total of 360 spacious guestrooms including Executive Club Rooms and 48 suites of contemporary design. All rooms are equipped with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, flat-screen LCD TVs, three telephone sets with hand-free option on all desk telephones, broadband service, data-port, voice mail services, in-room digital safe with a power socket (large enough to store a notebook), satellite TV channels and a unique bathroom design with separate rainforest shower and bath tub.
Other facilities include a contemporary Pan-Asian buffet, an a la carte restaurant, an elegant Cigar and Wine Bar, a Lobby Lounge and a Pool Bar, a 600sqm ballroom and six additional meeting rooms, an internationally managed Spa, a 24-hour business center and retail stores. Wireless broadband internet access is available in most public areas of the hotel.
Xiamen, a scenic port city with spring-like weather throughout the year, is located on the southeastern coast of Fujian Province, facing Taiwan and separated by the Taiwan Straits. It is a famous hometown for overseas Chinese with South Fujian dialect. The city is a cultural and academic center with a rich historical background dating back 1,700 years. Building architecture blending both modern and 19th century European flavor is another feature of the city. Xiamen has now become a well-known international ecological tourist city themed on “sea, close connection to Taiwan and overseas Chinese, culture and ecology.”