Asia Pacific News Openings/Renovations DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Suzhou, Anhui

DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou Marks the Opening of the First DoubleTree by Hilton Property in the North Anhui Province

SUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - December 18, 2013 - DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the 23-story, 301-room DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou. The opening marks the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Suzhou as well as in north Anhui Province. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Anhui Shou Cheng Investment Management Co., Ltd.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou underscores the continued growth and success of our brand in China. We look forward to delivering the unparalleled leisure options for which our brand is known to guests in Suzhou, Anhui for the first time, starting with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome."

Strategically located in the Bianhe New Developing Zone, DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou is just 10 kilometers from Suzhou (Anhui) Railway Station, 40 kilometers from Suzhou East (Anhui) High Speed Railway Station and 120 kilometers from Xuzhou Guanyin Airport. The hotel is within walking distance of the scenic Delta Park and provides easy access to the Suzhou Hi-tech Development Zone, making it an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

"Located at the point where China's two major economic zones interchange, Suzhou in Anhui Province has enjoyed rapid economic development in recent years. We are confident that DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou will showcase our support for the region's development," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. "This year marks Hilton Worldwide's 25th anniversary in China and the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou is the latest welcome addition to our portfolio."

Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou can indulge in a wide assortment of delicious local cuisines without ever having to leave the hotel. Five uniquely-themed restaurants serve both Chinese and international flavors. Guests can meet with friends over drinks and a light menu at the Lobby Lounge or enjoy an authentic taste of China, including Anhui, Huaiyang, Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine at Yilin Chinese Restaurant. Open for all-day dining, Coffee Garden is a cozy and casual spot offering an array of local Asian specialties, Western grilled fare and fresh seafood. A variety of hotpot dishes, ranging from spicy Sichuan to a lighter Cantonese style are available in the relaxed, family-friendly Yuyuan Hotpot Restaurant and at the Havana Lounge, travelers and locals alike will be able to enjoy fine Cuban cigars, as well as vintage red wine and malt Whisky.

A perfect destination to host corporate meetings and conferences, private social events and celebrations, the hotel offers the largest meeting facilities in Suzhou (Anhui) with more than 1,820 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space. The 1,030-square meter Grand Ballroom, which is divisible into two sections, can cater to more than 1,000 guests. Nine multi-function rooms are equipped with screens and internet access and a dedicated banquet and conference service team ensures that every event detail is taken care of with the highest quality of service. A complimentary 24-hour business center allows for guests to stay connected and productive throughout their visit.

DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives that guests will enjoy include an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience, for guests, team members and the community. Each guest room and suite is equipped with a series of modern facilities and supplies, including expansive work areas, wireless internet access, a 42-inch LCD TV and the signature Doubletree by Hilton SweetDreamsTM bed. Guests can re-energize in the 24-hour fitness center, take in stunning city views with a swim in the outdoor pool or indulge in a luxury treatment in the tranquil Spa. Executive Room and Suite guests can also enjoy the elegant amenities found in the Executive Lounge.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer Hilton HHonors members an extra 1,000 bonus points per night on the best available rate for stays completed between December 18, 2013 and May 30, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou is located at 828 Fuxiao Avenue, Suzhou City, Anhui Province, China. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.doubletree.com or email anhuisuzhou.info@hilton.com or call +86 557 6681 999.

Media can access additional information on DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou at www.doubletree.com.cn/anhuisuzhou. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton hotel openings please visit http://news.doubletree.com.

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 nearly 672,000 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®.

SOURCE DoubleTree By Hilton

Contact:

Yoyo Qu
DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou
+86 18256997764
yoyo.qu@hilton.com

Suki Pan
Hilton Worldwide - Greater China & Mongolia
+86 2123216819
suki.pan@hilton.com

Atiya Frederick
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 6599
atiya.frederick@hilton.com

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