Westin Hotels Expands in China With First Hotel in Nanjing

The Westin NanjingStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened The Westin Nanjing, the luxury hotel operator's first Westin property in the capital city of Jiangsu Province. At the top of the Nanjing International Center, the hotel, Westin's 11th in China, has 234 guest rooms and suites in the Hunan Road central business district in downtown Nanjing, overlooking Xuanwu Lake.

Five minutes from Nanjing Hall of City Planning & Construction Exhibition, 10,000 sqare feet of meeting and banquet space, including a 5,700 square-foot grand ballroom overlooking the lake, complements the Westin's proximity to Nanjing's businesses, entertainment and shopping centers, as well as to the Xuanwu Lake subway station and the Nanjing Train station.

On-site, guests can enjoy business center, indoor, heated swimming pool and WestinWORKOUT gym, alongside the Westin's three restaurants and lounges. Helmed by executive chef Ricky Yin, Seasonal Tastes on the 23rd floor, features full-length windows through which to catch the lake sunrise. Five Zen5es, meanwhile, specializes in Huaiyang cuisine. Look for Westin's expansion throughout China in the next two years, as Starwood is on track to increase its number from 70 to 114 hotels by the end of 2012.

For more information, visit www.starwood.com.

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