Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced recently that Sheraton Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in the capital of Shandong Province with a 445-room Sheraton hotel in Jinan.
Scheduled to open in September 2009, Sheraton Jinan Hotel will offer 445 rooms and suites, 4,300 square meter of meeting space, four food and beverage outlets, a health club, spa, gift shop, a business center and an indoor heated pool. Located 20 kilometers from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, the hotel will also be part of a mixed-use complex consisting of the hotel, office buildings and retail shops, located inside the East New Town, Lixia District, which is being developed as Jinan\'s new commercial, residential and leisure sport center. The 2009 11th National Games will take place in Lixia District where four indoor and outdoor stadiums, the new Jinan city hall and government office, as well as retail and residential zones are being developed.
Jinan, is the road and rail transportation hub of Shandong being located at the intersection of two major railways: the Jinghu Railway running in the north-south direction from Beijing to Shanghai and the Jiaoji Railway that connects Jinan to the sea port of Qingdao in the west.
(China Hospitality News May 20, 2009)