Strong focus on China and other emerging markets. Image: Sheraton Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Half of Starwood’s new Sheraton hotels to be opened within the next 12 months will be in China, as demand continues to grow for second and third tier properties throughout the country.This will be the fourth consecutive year that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened approximately half of its new hotels in China, moving closer to its target of 80 properties by 2015 in the growing market.“The Sheraton growth trajectory in China has been nothing short of remarkable,” Sheraton Hotels & Resorts global brand leader Hoyt Harper said. “Our portfolio is stronger than ever following our highly successful brand-wide revitalisation and multi-billion dollar investment to enhance the Sheraton brand over the past several years.”Sheraton plans to open 30 hotels over the next 12 months, expanding into new and emerging markets.The brand’s portfolio in Africa and the Middle East will develop over the next 12 months with the addition of four new hotels, including the fourth Sheraton in Saudi Arabia – Sheraton Medina Hotel, Sheraton Dubai Mall of Emirates and the first in Tajikistan – Sheraton Dushanbe Hotel. Sheraton also plans to open two new hotels in the Turkish cities of Adana and Bursa, while also opening properties in New Caledonia and India. The Sheraton brand is increasing its footprint across Latin America, opening in Brazil and Argentina ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Sheraton will also re-brand hotels in a number of key cities throughout the U.S. over the next 12 months. “Our portfolio is stronger than ever following our highly successful brand-wide revitalisation and multi-billion dollar investment to enhance the Sheraton brand over the past several years,” Mr Harper said.
Go back to the enewsletterHyatts Hotels Corporation has expanded its luxurious Andaz collection in Europe to four locations with the debut of Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere in Austria.The 303 room and suite hotel offers easy access to historical landmarks, including the Belvedere Palace and the Botanical Gardens. Only a short walk away from Vienna’s main train station, guests can create their own unique adventures by exploring the new city district Quartier Belvedere and its peaceful green surroundings.Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna – Suite Living RoomAndaz Am Belvedere Vienna – Suite BedroomAndaz Vienna Am Belvedere is comprised of two separate buildings connected by interwoven bridges, sharing a spacious lobby lounge on the ground floor. Integrating exquisite design, irresistible cuisine and spectacular art, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere immerses guests in the history and allure of Vienna.Continuing with inspiration from Prince Eugene of Savoy, each guestroom includes creative modern interiors, with an infusion of local and artistic details. The floor-to-ceiling windows in each room ensure that guests can enjoy the stunning views of Quartier Belvedere in the city centre or the nearby Belvedere.Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna – Eugen 21Eugen21, a contemporary Austrian tavern, combines classic and modern cuisine. A variety of past and present traditions provide guests with an insight into how Prince Eugene would live and dine, with a 21st century twist.Inspired by the Northern Lights, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere’s rooftop bar Aurora features a Scandinavian-inspired cocktail menu and bar snacks. Located on the 16th floor, the Nordic designed bar offers stunning views of Vienna which guests can enjoy while next to the open fire pit or listening to DJs late into the evening.Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna – Skybar TerraceCyclist is the perfect meet-up location for health-conscious guests, locals looking for a relaxing urban space or for those on the go. The eatery offers sandwiches, salads and hearty dishes perfectly complemented by a variety of specialty coffees such as Viennese Melange, all with the option to carry on your way out of the hotel.Go back to the enewsletter