Sheraton Sanya Resort in China

29th Jan 2003

Sheraton Sanya Resort Bolsters Starwood`s Presence in China and Increases Number of Properties to 16

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has announced the opening of the Sheraton Sanya Resort on Hainan Island in China.

Located in the heart of Yalong Bay on the tropical Hainan Island, the Sheraton Sanya Resort commands a prime beachfront location and spectacular sea views. It is the first international resort on Hainan Island and will establish a new level of upscale services and amenities that are uniquely Sheraton.

Surrounded by 1,148 feet of white sandy beach, Sheraton Sanya Resort offers 511 rooms including 49 spacious suites. Each room offers different choices of views, from impeccable vistas of Yalong Bay to tropical gardens and lagoons to the 18-hole Yalong Bay Golf Club. The Suites at the Sheraton Sanya Resort encompass over 2,300-square feet equipped with modern amenities. The Diplomat Suite offers a 764-square foot balcony and a private Jacuzzi overlooking the pristine waters of Yalong Bay.

Yalong Bay National Resort is Sanya`s premier destination for fun in the sun, providing visitors with an irresistible combination of a world-class beach for swimming, diving and relaxation, international resorts and superb golf facilities in one extraordinary package. Situated about 19 miles east of Sanya City, Yalong Bay is centered on a crescent-shaped beach approximately 4.3 miles long. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the facilities of the international standard 36-hole Yalong Bay Golf Club.
Other facilities offered by the resort include the 21,500-square foot SPA center with a fully equipped gym, sauna, steam-room, hot and cold Jacuzzi and a beauty salon. The extensive food and beverage outlets offer an exciting blend of East and West culinary specialties.
The hotel`s Seven Seas Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,400 people and is the largest conference facility in Yalong Bay. In addition, there are six smaller meeting rooms with cutting edge audio-visual equipment. With abundant gardens adjacent to the ballroom and pre-function area, the conference center is ideally suited for different kinds of meetings, conventions and exhibitions.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resort. For more information, please visit




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