Starwood Hotels & Resorts,has signed an agreement with C.M. Enterprises to develop an aloft hotel in Nanhai Science & Technology Industrial Park, Foshan City, Guangdong.
With its opening planned for 2010, the 200-room hotel is set to be the first international brand hotel to open in Nanhai.
"We are thrilled with the signing of aloft Nanhai – Foshan. This signing is certainly timely, especially with the upcoming opening of our first aloft in Asia and in China: aloft Beijing – Haidian. Guests traveling to Foshan for business or pleasure won't have to settle for one or the other, thanks to aloft. Our bar w xyz is sure to be a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike, and our meeting space and guestrooms will inspire even the most jet-lagged business traveler," said Qian Jin, Senior Vice President, Operations, China & Taiwan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Foshan is the third largest manufacturing base in the Pearl River Delta after Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Once home to a strong State-Owned Enterprises sector, its current economic strength lies in private firms and township and village enterprises. An old town many centuries old, Foshan is also famous for its porcelain industry, Chinese temples and traditional Chinese architecture.