"As the first international brand to enter China, Sheraton has been growing at a phenomenal pace. China continues to drive the brand's future pipeline growth, with one hotel slated to open every three weeks this year," says Hoyt Harper, global brand leader for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Group.

Sheraton will be adding five more operations to its current portfolio of 15 in China over the next three years. Four of them, including Sheraton Diqing Resort, Sheraton Sanya Tufu Bay Resort, Sheraton Ningbo Xiangshan Resort and Sheraton Beijing West Mountain resort, are scheduled to open by the end of next year, according to Harper.

With the recent completion of its signature Mystic Spa and Hot Spring Village, Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, located on the southern bank of Taihu Lake in Huzhou city, Zhejiang province, boasts 101 individual hot spring pools and jacuzzis across a spa complex covering an area of 20,000 square meters, which is nearly the size of three soccer fields.