Already established in China’s major cities, Sheraton is focused on extending its footprint in second and third-tiered cities. The opening of Sheraton Shantou Hotel exemplifies such growth. Located on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, Shantou is a prefecture-level city with a population of over five million. It is also a strategic seaport and one of China’s Five Special Economic Zones.On Chanping Road, Sheraton Shantou Hotel is in the heart of Shantou’s Central Business District, walking distance to government offices and the Convention and Exhibition Center. Railway and bus terminals are conveniently situated within five kilometers from the hotel. About 40 kilometers away, Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport offers flights to major cities in China, as well as to the regional aviation hubs of Singapore and Bangkok. “Shantou is the birthplace of Logan Group. Today we are proud to have partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts on this outstanding property, the Sheraton Shantou Hotel, as we pay tribute to our hometown. We hope that with this dynamic partnership, we will be able to contribute to the economic and urban development of Shantou,” said Mr. Ji Hai Peng, President of Logan Group. Sheraton Shantou Hotel features 306 well-appointed guestrooms, as well as 24 suites with views of the South China Sea. Rooms are equipped with all the brand’s signature amenities and services including the plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, rainforest shower, ergonomic work area, High Speed Internet Access, and LCD flat panel television. The heart of the lobby is the Link@Sheraton SM experienced with Microsoft ® , – a relaxed space with complimentary wireless broadband where guests can socialize and connect with friends, both old and new. Additional facilities include a well-equipped gym offering the brand's revolutionary health and fitness program, Sheraton ® Fitness by Core Performance™, an outdoor swimming pool, and Shine Spa for Sheraton™. Sheraton Shantou Hotel also offers three distinctive dining venues, a Sheraton Club Lounge, and 1,800-square meters of versatile, state-of-the-art function space. The hotel’s paperless check-in/out service for all guests promotes greater efficiency and environmental sustainability. Sheraton Shantou Hotel offers a special opening package starting from RMB598 net for a one-night’s stay in a Superior Room, including a buffet breakfast and free high-speed internet access, valid until January 30, 2014. SPG members will receive double Starpoints ® as part of the package. SPG members will also enjoy a 15% discount at Feast and the Lobby Lounge until December 31, 2013. They will earn triple Starpoints ® for hosting events in the hotel from now until March 31, 2014. About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,169 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points®, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (R) (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.