Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of the Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in Fuzhou’s newly built, modern business district in China’s Fujian province. The hotel is owned by the Zhonggeng Group, and the introduction of the Sheraton brand to this vibrant, bustling port city represents Starwood’s vigorous expansion plan in China, extending its footprint to gateway cities as well as emerging markets across the nation. The Sheraton brand’s impressive global pipeline is being fueled by phenomenal demand in China with 12 new Sheraton hotels slated to open across this fast-growing market by year’s end driven by strong demand in second and third tier cities.
“We’re excited to bring the Sheraton brand to the Fujian province and its capital city. Not only is Fuzhou one of the key trading ports in China, it is the provincial political, economic and cultural center as well as an industrial powerhouse,” said Hoyt Harper, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “With strong demand and an increasing affinity for international brand hotels in Fuzhou, and as the first international five star hotel on Exhibition Island, we are very confident that the Sheraton Fuzhou’s premier facilities and warm services will offer guests an unparalleled hospitality experience in this dynamic new business center.”
Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel fulfills a growing demand for upscale accommodations among business travelers, MICE planners, and convention participants. Situated in the heart of Fuzhou’s newly developed commercial district, the hotel is conveniently located beside China’s largest exhibition center, the Cross-Straits International Conference and Exhibition Centre, on the banks of the Minjiang River. Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel also offers easy access to the city’s transportation network. It is about 8 kilometers from the Fuzhou South Railway Station, 14 kilometers from the Fuzhou Railway Station, and 45 kilometers from Fuzhou Changle International Airport.
Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel boasts 396 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites comprised of Deluxe, Premier, River-view and upgraded Club Room categories and offering a full range of amenities, including the plush, all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® bed, designed using the AAA Five Diamond Award® criteria, high speed internet access, and luxurious bath and body products. The heart of the lobby features the Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft®– a social hub in the lobby providing complimentary WiFi and PC workstations so guests can surf the internet, email loved ones, review local attractions and print boarding passes while on the road. Guests can also indulge in signature spa treatments at Shine Spa for Sheraton and keep fit through the brand’s revolutionary new health and fitness program, Sheraton FitnessSM programmed by Core Performance, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance.
Three restaurants provide a range of world class cuisine. Feast®, the Sheraton brand’s signature all day dining restaurant, indulges guests with international favorites, while Yue® Chinese restaurant specializes in authentic Cantonese fare, focusing on locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients. Japanese restaurant Miyabi showcases the freshest foods in an innovative Japanese style. The comfortable Lobby Lounge serves refreshing cocktails, premium spirits, and freshly brewed coffee – an ideal venue for relaxing and socializing with colleagues or family members.
The hotel’s 4,200 square meters of function space includes a 1,800 square meter pillar-free Grand Ballroom that can be separated into three individual rooms and 17 other meeting and conference rooms, ranging from 48 to 400 square meters in size.