(SHANGHAI, CHINA) -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announces Four Points by Sheraton has been voted unanimously by the readers of TTG China, TTG Asia, TTG-BTmice China and TTGmice as the Best Mid Range Hotel Brand in Greater China at the recent TTG China Travel Awards 2009.
Four Points by Sheraton is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the business. Four Points by Sheraton, with more than 130 properties in 22 countries, offers the self-sufficient traveler a new kind of style and comfort combined with a spirited "can-do" service - all at an honest value. Four Points by Sheraton hotels are located in easy-to-reach areas - close to major airports, suburban centers, urban hot sports and resort and vacation destinations.
Four Points' Simple PleasuresSM program offers little indulgences such as tasty pie, a great cup of coffee and premium craft beers from around the world. It's those little extras that score big points with Four Points by Sheraton customers.
Four Points by Sheraton hotels in China can be found in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Changshu and Lhasa.
TTG China Travel Awards, presented by TTG Publishing, seeks to honor the most outstanding performers for their excellent contributions and achievements in China's travel industry through TTG readers, travel trade professionals as well as TTG editorial team.
Besides Four Points by Sheraton being voted as the "Best Mid Range Hotel Brand in Greater China",
Starwood's hotels in the region have also won these prestigious awards:
W Hong Kong: Best New Hotel in Hong Kong
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai: Best Business Hotel in Shanghai
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang: Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Beijing
Sheraton Shanghai Hotel and Residences, Pudong: Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Shanghai
Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel: Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Shenzhen
Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen: Best mid-range hotel in Shenzhen
Focused on opening the right properties in the right places with the right partners, Starwood Hotels & Resorts remains on track with plans to double its footprint in China by 2011 with over 50 hotels in the pipeline.
This year, the company will open more than 10 high caliber, best-in-class hotels throughout China, including Le Meridien Xiamen, The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan, Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou.