HEFEI, ANHUI, CHINA—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in partnership with Greenland Group debuted Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan—the first Four Points hotel to open in the capital of Anhui Province.
Starwood Hotels’ Four Points brand currently has 22 hotels across Greater China and expects to double its portfolio in this market by 2018. Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan is the first Four Points hotel to open in China in 2014 and will be followed by six more over the next 12 months. According to the company, Four Points has Starwood’s second largest development pipeline in China, following Sheraton.
The new hotel is located within the city’s new political, economic, commercial and cultural center—Hefei New Municipal and Cultural District. The hotel, which overlooks Swan Lake, is near to Hefei Municipal Government offices, Hefei Olympic Sports Center, Hefei Grand Theater and Anhui Broadcast and Television Center. It is 14 miles from the heart of downtown, five miles from the Hefei high-speed Rail Station and one hour by high-speed train to Nanjing.
The 271-key hotel features amenities such as complimentary bottled water, free WiFi throughout the property, and fresh coffee in the lobby, in addition to a range of cuisine at its three restaurants; the hotel also offers 12 private dining rooms, with the largest one accommodating up to 20 guests.
The hotel offers 17,599 sq. ft. of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space for up to 1,000 people. In addition, the hotel provides on-site catering services and has implemented Starwood’s Sustainable Meetings Practices to minimize environmental impact. Additional facilities include a spa, fitness center, indoor heated swimming pool and gaming room.