Starwood Checks In To China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that the first Four Points by Sheraton hotel has opened in China. This brings to 30 the number of properties Starwood owns and/or manages in China and a claim that Starwood is “the largest upscale international hotel company in China.” The company also claims that tourist arrivals hit an all time high of 9.5 million in 2004 and tourism revenue increased by 50% over 2003

So how will this affect Starwood’s global Web site. Judging by their global gateway, they’ve yet to add Chinese-language support to the Web site.

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.