Starwood has announced the grand opening of The Westin Beijing, Financial Street. Located in the heart of Beijing, in the “Wall Street of China,” the new hotel and residences offer ample meeting space, an array of world-class cuisine options and Westin signature amenities designed to elicit personal renewal. Starwood currently operates 31 hotels in Greater China and is expected to open 34 new properties in the region within the next three years.
Just 40 minutes from the airport, The Westin Beijing, Financial Street provides direct access to Beijing’s business, entertainment and shopping district and close proximity to cultural landmarks such as The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The hotel boasts two 26-floor towers: one housing 486 hotel rooms and suites and the other featuring 205 one, two and three-bedroom residences.
“We believe that both tourists and business travelers alike will delight in both the luxurious accommodations and instinctive services provided by The Westin Beijing, Financial Street, enabling them to enrich their mind, body and spirit in China’s capital city,” said Sue Brush, senior vice president, Westin Hotels & Resorts.
During the hotel’s grand opening gala event, Ms. Brush joined esteemed guests in a celebratory toast, including Mr. Miguel Ko, president of Starwood Asia Pacific, Mr. GongWei Wang, chairman of Beijing HuaRong Investment Company, Ms. XiWen Lv, the standing commissioner of Beijing City committee of Chinese Communist Party, Mr. YunSheng Bai, deputy chief executive of Beijing Xicheng District People’s Government, Mr. Qian Jin, area managing director of Starwood Hotels in China, and Mr. Charlie Dang, general manager of the hotel. The opening event showcased an array of sights and sounds designed to evoke The Westin brand’s core values, including fireworks that illuminated the hotel’s Zen garden.
“Financial Street is quickly becoming the Wall Street of China,” said Charlie Dang, General Manager of the Westin Beijing. “With the innovative services and distinctive Westin culture, we are confident that The Westin Beijing, Financial Street will set a new standard of hospitality in Beijing.”