Starwood has opened the Westin Nanjing, the first Westin hotel to open in the bustling capital city of Jiangsu Province.
Overlooking Xuanwu Lake, The Westin Nanjing is located in the Hunan Road central business district in the heart of downtown Nanjing. The hotel provides direct access to Nanjing’s leading businesses, entertainment and shopping and is close to the Xuanwu Lake subway station and the Nanjing Train station. Nanjing Hall of City Planning & Construction Exhibition is just five minutes away.
“We are very excited to introduce the Westin brand to Jiangsu Province and expect the hotel to contribute to the increasing importance of Nanjing as a tourism and business destination," said Mr. Richard Deutl, General Manager of The Westin Nanjing. “Known for its stellar global reputation and emphasis on wellbeing, The Westin brand is an ideal choice for the dynamic city of Nanjing and will undoubtedly emerge as a top choice among business travelers."
Rooms at the Westin Nanjing feature a Westin Heavenly Bath as well as an Heavenly Bed – a 10-layer ensemble featuring a pillow-top mattress set, a cozy down blanket, three crisp sheets, a comforter, duvet and five plush pillows. Rooms also feature 42" LCD HDTV, high-speed internet access, mp3 docking station, and an ergonomic work space.
The Westin Nanjing features three restaurants and lounges headed by renowned executive chef Ricky Yin, including Seasonal Tastes on the 23rd floor with an open kitchen, full-length windows and views of Xuanwu Lake, and the Five Zen5es offering authentic Huaiyang cuisine.
The hotel has more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space including a 5,700 square-foot grand ballroom overlooking the lake.
Additional amenities include a full-service business center, indoor, heated swimming pool and WestinWORKOUT gym with the latest in cardio equipment and weights.
With the addition of The Westin Nanjing, Westin now operates 11 hotels in China and is set to double its footprint in this key global market in the next two years. The rapid expansion of the Westin brand is helping to drive Starwood’s growth in China, where Starwood plans to increase its portfolio from 70 to more than 114 hotels by the end of 2012.