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  • Westin Hotels Debut in the Sailing City of Qingdao

    Published on April 11, 2014

    Qingdao, China  : Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.   today announced the opening of The Westin Qingdao. Invested by Qingdao Zhong Tie Group Co. Ltd and developed by Qingdao Zhong Jin Yu Neng Real Estate Co., Ltd, The Westin Qingdao is located in the central business district of Qingdao. The hotel features 321 guestrooms and suites, world-class cuisine, flexible meeting facilities, and the full Westin experience with signature amenities and services designed to enhance the well-being of travelers to the city.  “Qingdao is one of the most livable cities in China and the perfect location for the Westin Well-being brand concept. With a strong brand presence, distinctive Westin culture and brand programs, The Westin Qingdao is ready to offer refreshing and renewing travel experiences for our guests and inspire them to Sleep, Eat, Move, Feel, Work and Play Well,” said Tomas Hansson, General Manager of The Westin Qingdao.  Located at the foot of Mountain Lao and close to shore of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao was host of the Olympic Sailing Regatta in 2008 and honored as one of the best Sailing Cities worldwide. As one of the most important seaport cities in China, Qingdao has also emerged as one of its fastest developing economies and the top-performing city in Shandong province, with a GDP of USD129.14 billion (RMB 800.66billion) in 2013 – an increase of 10% from the previous year.

    Perfect Location

    The Westin Qingdao landmark building is one of the tallest in the central business district with a 54-story tower at a total height of 237.7 meters overlooking the bustling the vibrant cityscape of Qingdao. As part of a unique modern building complex with a high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments, the hotel is strategically located near the Central Subway Station (currently under construction) and accessible to various city attractions and the City Hall. Just 32 kilometers away from Qingdao Liuting International Airport, The Westin Qingdao is only a short walk to major corporate offices, the Seashore Sidewalk, shopping malls, and restaurants. The city’s famous landmark, Wusi Square, is just five minutes’ walk from the hotel while the Olympic Sailing Center and Museums are all easily accessible within five minutes’ drive from the hotel, making it one of the most sought after locations in the city.

    Inspired Well-being

    Embracing the Westin brand’s promise For a Better You, The Westin Qingdao offers appealing services and facilities that leaves guests feeling better than when they arrived. From the palette of harmonious nature-inspired colors to the streamlined decor and subtle mood lighting, attention is paid to every detail to lift the mood of guests from check-in to check-out.

    All guestrooms and suites are equipped with Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® to ensure guests enjoy a relaxing night’s rest while surrounded by luxurious comforts of home.  The marble bathrooms are enclosed in glass doors and feature a separate rainforest shower area with Westin Heavenly Bath® bespoke amenities such as White Tea by Westin™ bath salts and aloe bath lotion, as well as comfortable plush bath robes and slippers. Everything is designed to create an intuitive feeling of home, with all the conveniences and comfort to maintain a healthy balance of work and pleasure.

     

     

     

    The Executive Club located on the 54th floor is the highest club lounge in Qingdao city and offers sweeping views of the city. The lounge provides personalized service such as internet access, deluxe breakfast, cocktail hours and much more, while the meeting room inside the lounge also serves as an exclusive venue for business meetings.

    Additionally, Westin’s renowned services and amenities include Westin WORKOUTTM, SuperFoodRxTM and the Heavenly Spa by WestinTM. Guests seeking an opportunity to socialize will appreciate Unwind: a Westin evening ritual featuring the tastes, sights and sounds of Qingdao, while those who want to take a recharge and energize their body can head to the Westin WORKOUT® fitness center, which features the latest cardio and aerobic facilities and the finest exercise equipment from world-class brands to cater for all levels of fitness and performance. Guests can choose to elevate their energy level on the treadmills and spinning cycles, tone up with strength machines and free weights or grab a mat to stretch and let go of stress. Alternatively, they can go for a refreshing dip or a few energetic laps in the indoor heated pool. For those who prefer to work out in privacy or at their own convenience, The Westin Qingdao offers the special option of booking a guestroom equipped with a treadmill or stationary bike, dumbbells, fitness DVDs, resistance bands and stability balls.

    Healthy, Flavorful Fare

    The 5th and 6th floors of the hotel are dedicated public dining and entertainment areas.  The hotel’s signature restaurant Seasonal Tastes is an all-day-dining restaurant presenting nourishing and compelling menu creations. Five Sen5es features Cantonese fare with fresh seafood and a range of Chinese dishes prepared using authentic methods, with private dining rooms available for small gatherings. Additionally, the Lobby Lounge provides a cozy environment for afternoon tea and after-work cocktail affairs, while The Tea bar is the perfect place for guests to experience authentic Qingdao tea culture, with local green tea, traditional Chinese tea, and Westin Jing Tea available for afternoon tea or business meetings. In-room dining is also available 24 hours and The Westin Qingdao is proud to offer SuperFoodRxTM among its culinary offerings, proven to nourish and replenish the body for guests who wish to eat well on the road.

    Renew and Revitalize

    The hotel is proud to introduce the first Heavenly Spa by WestinTM  in the Shandong area, fusing modern hydrotherapy with ancient Chinese-inspired treatments designed to indulge guests with rejuvenating treatments.

    This sophisticated urban sanctuary offers a series of therapies and treatments designed to cast off fatigue, while encouraging balance, repose and wellness.

    Optimizing Productivity

    To help guests stay productive when they travel, The Westin Qingdao features more than 2,000 square meters of versatile meeting rooms, including one pillar-less ballroom and pre-function rooms. The entire space is fitted with the latest in-meeting technology and high-speed Internet access for more productive off-site sessions. Other services and facilities such as Concierge, Business Centre and Westin Shop are also available.

    The Westin Qingdao offers the environmentally friendly Lexus ES300h cars for guests’ car usage. The Lexus ES300h has pure hybrid electric technique to provide pure EV driving pattern, which realizes zero fuel consumption and has zero discharge to preserve wellness in travel.

    Opening Package

    The Westin Qingdao offers an opening package starting from RMB888+15% tax, which includes discounts of 50% at Seasonal Tastes Signature Restaurant buffet and 30% at Selected Menu, valid until June 30th, 2014. SPG members will receive double Starpoints during this period as part of the package.