Shanghai, 5th July 2002
.. Making their debut at the historical Bund district on 28 September 2002, are The Westin Shanghai and Westin Residences. Ideally located within the recently opened Bund Center, one of Shanghais largest, most modern and comprehensively-integrated commercial and residential developments to date, the 26-storey, 301-room The Westin Shanghai will be the first, new 5-star hotel to open at the Bund district this millennium.
Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the worlds first and foremost hospitality and interior design firm, The Westin Shanghai heralds a new era for Westins definition of a world-class luxury hotel. It offers an impeccable choice of unparalleled accommodation, dining, conference, entertainment and fitness facilities, including the world renown Banyan Tree Spa, Asias award-winning sanctuary for body and mind.
Completing the integrated Bund Center complex of hotel, office tower and serviced apartments, is Westin Residences the first luxury serviced apartment building to open in the Bund district. Reflecting a lifestyle of modern comforts, the 26-storey serviced apartments offer a choice of 143 one, two and three-bedroom and Penthouse units, that embody the same level of luxury and service that is synonymous with Westin Hotels & Resorts.
It gives us immense pleasure to open the first, new, Westin, in mainland China. The Hotel and Residences will be the epitome of modern luxury, bringing with it, all the innovativeness that is synonymous with Westin Hotels & Resorts, says Stephen Ford, General Manager of both The Westin Shanghai and Westin Residences.
Total guest satisfaction will be our focus. From our facilities to our restaurant concepts and friendly, attentive service to our stylishly-clad associates, the intention will be to wow the guests at every turn, he concludes.
The Westin Shanghai and Westin Residences are managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 740 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com