Starwood opens 1,000th hotel

SHANGHAI: Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc opened its 1,000th hotel around the globe along East China's Qiandao Lake on Wednesday, March 31. 

Sheraton Qiandao Lake Resort signals Starwood's ambitious expansion plan in the Chinese market.

Starwood now has 54 hotels operating in China with another 70 hotels under development or construction in the country.

"We will have 100 hotels in China by end 2012 and double our footprint in China from end 2009 to end  2012," Matthew Avril, president of the hotel group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, told China Daily.

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