DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Wuhu, China

DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu Opening Marks Brand’s First Hotel in China’s Anhui Province

WUHU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - November 4, 2013 - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu in China's Anhui province. Strategically located in the central business district, the 26-story hotel features 442 contemporary guestrooms, including 23 suites, five uniquely-styled restaurants, the city's largest ballroom at 1,000 square meters and nine multi-functional meeting rooms. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Wuhu Shimao New Century Property Co., Ltd.

"We are delighted to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton's first hotel in Wuhu, a city rich in culture and business potential," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests both from within and from outside of China to experience our globally-recognized service culture, centered around the idea of CARE, or 'Create A Rewarding Experience,' for guests, team members and the community. CARE starts with the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest upon arrival and extends through every aspect of their stay."

Situated just four kilometers from the Wuhu railway and bus stations, and 120 kilometers from Nanjing Lukou International Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu is ideally-suited for travelers who wish to enjoy fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment all within walking distance of the hotel. Guests will also enjoy easy access to popular attractions, including the nearby Fantawild Adventure Amusement Park.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu features 1,600 square meters of meeting space fully-equipped to handle the most elaborate of conventions, corporate meetings and banquet events. The hotel also boasts a spacious 1,000-square-meter ballroom, which is divisible into two sections, can flexibly accommodate up to 1,100 guests and is complemented by nine multi-function rooms equipped with ceiling-mounted projectors and screens, internet access and an adjacent 24-hour business center offering full secretarial services.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu boasts five tantalizing food and beverage outlets. Guests can enjoy light bites and drinks at OPEN Bar, indulge in a wholesome meal at the OPEN Bistro or relax with a coffee at the friendly OPEN Barista. At China Harvest, diners will experience an authentic taste of China, including famous local cuisines such as Anhui, Huaiyang, Sichuan and Cantonese. The contemporary yet simply decorated Mian Jiao Noodle Bar features a variety of tasty Chinese and Asian soups, fried noodles plus a selection of delicious steamed or pan-fried dumplings.

"Wuhu is experiencing rapid economic development and the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu is critical to this continued growth," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. "This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hilton Worldwide's presence in mainland China and this hotel reinforces our continued commitment to the market and the growing success of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand throughout China."

Guests will enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings and a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn. Modern guestrooms start at a spacious 30 square meters and are equipped with impressive technology and amenities, including an LCD flat-screen television with international satellite TV stations, in-room climate controls, the signature DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams bed and a marble bathroom featuring a rain shower. Guests will also enjoy a 24-hour fitness center and free wired and wireless internet access available throughout the hotel's public spaces and guestrooms.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points for their stay. To mark the opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn double points per two nights' stay, triple points for three nights' stay and a maximum of quadruple points for a four nights' stay between October 31, 2013, and April 30, 2014. During this time, Hilton HHonors members staying with the hotel will also be entered into weekly drawings for a chance to win an overnight stay at participating DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in China, including hotels in Beijing, Chongqing, Haitang Bay, Kunshan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Taizhou, Wanzhou, Wuxi and Wuxi Lingshan. As Hilton HHonors membership is free, everyone is eligible to win*.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu is located at No. 15 Changjiang Middle Road, Jinghu District Wuhu, Anhui Province, China. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.doubletree.com or call +86 553 822 8888.

Media can access additional information about DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu at www.wuhu.doubletree.com. Find more news about DoubleTree by Hilton hotel openings at http://news.doubletree.com.

*Hilton HHonorsTM membership, and earning and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions, and DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu holds the rights for the explanation of the opening offer.

About Hilton Worldwide's 25th Anniversary in China

Hilton Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary in China, marking a new milestone in Hilton Worldwide's legacy of providing Chinese guests with excellent hospitality services. In 1988, Hilton Worldwide became one of the first international hotel brands to enter China and has since grown with China's consumers by constantly innovating to win their hearts at home and abroad. Since its entry into China, Hilton Worldwide has been registering strong growth in the Chinese market by expanding its presence from over 30 operating hotels today to more than 150 properties over the next few years. Hilton Worldwide is also accelerating its expansion in the market with more than 120 projects in the pipeline under the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands. Over the past 25 years, Hilton Worldwide has launched meaningful initiatives tailored for Chinese tastes, including the Huanying program and Hilton HHonors program, and in 2011 Hilton Worldwide became the first multinational hotel company to sponsor the Chinese Olympic Committee. Hilton Worldwide is launching a series of campaigns and promotional activities to commemorate the event.

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 360 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 665,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

SOURCE DoubleTree By Hilton

Contact:

Anita Li
DoubleTree by Hilton Wuhu
+86 553 8228880
anita.li@hilton.com

Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide - Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Maggie Giddens
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5346
maggie.giddens@hilton.com

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