WATG-Designed Sheraton Bailuhu Resort, Huizhou Opens
HONOLULU – WATG is pleased to announce the opening of Sheraton Bailuhu Resort, Huizhou. Located South-East of Guongdong Province along the South China Sea on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta, Huizhou is historically known for its golden beaches, crystal waters, mountains, and forests and as an emerging destination.
"The design of the eight-story resort was intended to blend with the layering hills," said Sean Sih-Young Jeon, vice president, "and all 449 rooms have lake or mountain views." The WATG design team sought to create a romantic interplay between the architecture and the lake front similar to that found in Italy’s Lake Como and Portofino. The hotel offers more than 22,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor meeting space including a ballroom and 12 multi-functional conference rooms and a spa and fitness center with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa pools.
Colorful promenades with flowering trees, elegant restaurants and outdoor cafés which hug the shoreline, window boxes of bougainvillea and the subtle fragrance of orchids decorating flagstone streets, arcaded buildings with flowing draperies and palm trees shading shoppers gives the resort a comfortable and festive atmosphere.
Over the course of the last six decades, WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have become the world’s leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. With offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles and New York, the full-service design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. The company has a strong record in hospitality projects having created landmarks such as Ayana Resort & Spa on Bali, The Venetian in Las Vegas and upcoming Viceroy in Istanbul as well as Ritz Carlton, St Regis, Hilton, Sheraton, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels in iconic locations such as Kuala Lumpur, Honolulu, Casablanca and Dubai to name just a few. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success. To view WATG’s portfolio of projects, visit WATG Projects.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,112 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM.The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
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