May 18, 2016 // Franchising.com // SUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou, which marks the debut of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Suzhou City, one of China’s busiest cities and a core city within the Yangtze River Delta economic zone. DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is owned by Suzhou Broadcasting System and managed by Hilton Worldwide.
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is a great addition that reinforces Hilton Worldwide’s presence in the strategically important economic hub of eastern China,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “It strengthens our operating portfolio in the country, which now includes 71 hotels, and continues to grow thanks to a robust pipeline of over 200 hotels.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is ideally located in the Central Business District of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park, where more than 200 financial institutions, banks and companies have their regional headquarters. DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is 2.5 kilometers from Suzhou Park Railway Station, which provides a link to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and connections to numerous major cities. DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is also served by several expressways and the hotel’s lobby is directly connected to the Nanshi Street Station on Metro Line 1. Guests will enjoy easy access to historical sites such as the Humble Administrator's Garden, as well as shopping malls, amusement parks and lakes. Suzhou’s classical gardens have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and together with the city's canals, stone bridges and pagodas, have contributed to Suzhou’s status as a top tourist destination.
“The DoubleTree by Hilton brand has inspired a strong following among travelers the world over. We are pleased to extend our presence in China to Suzhou City and look forward to giving DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou guests our warm chocolate chip cookie welcome,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
Designed by renowned architect Hiroshi Miyakawa, who also designed the Kansai International Airport and Beijing TV Center, DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou features 357 guest rooms and 181 one, two, and three-bedroom suites, with full kitchens and separate living and work areas, for longer-stay guests. Amenities include 40-inch LCD televisions and high-speed Internet access. DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou has a 24-hour business center and ample meeting space, including a 1,000 square meter pillar-less Grand Ballroom and an adjoining 2,000 square meter Studio. Guests can make the most of their leisure time at the hotel’s spa, the indoor pool and the 24-hour fitness center, which features Precor® equipment.
A variety of dining and entertainment options is available at DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou. All-day dining bistro, OPEN, features interactive chef pods that serve a wide selection of Asian cuisines, Western grill items and fresh seafood. YUXI Chinese restaurant offers local favorites, regional specialties and Cantonese cuisine in an elegant setting, complete with 11 private dining rooms. BACIO features traditional Italian fare including pizzas, pastas, as well as seafood and meat specialties. YUAN lobby lounge offers a comfortable space for informal meetings, work and relaxation, with the finest teas and cocktails available throughout the day. Beer Society sports bar is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a wide range of beer, classic bar food and live band performances. Guests can also drop in at GRAB & GO for snacks and baked goods.
Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program members have the opportunity to earn and redeem HHonors Points for their stays at DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou. And to celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members who stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou between May 18, 2016, and August 31, 2016, will enjoy an additional 1,000 HHonors Points. Along with the HHonors Points, members also enjoy the lowest rates, digital check-in and complimentary internet access.
DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou is located at No.275 Suzhou Avenue East, Industrial Park Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. For more information or to make reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 512 6292 8888 or visit www.suzhou.doubletree.com.
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