DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Hangzhou, China
Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East Reinforces Brand’s Expansion in China with 16th Property
HANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - December 16, 2013 - DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East. The stylish and upscale 20-story, 308-room hotel is centrally located in the business district of Xiasha Economic & Technological Development Zone in Hangzhou. The hotel is owned by Hangzhou Vangoo Investment Co., Ltd and operated by Hilton Worldwide.
"The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East marks our 16th hotel to open in China, and reinforces our brand's growing footprint in the country," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "At DoubleTree by Hilton, we know the little things mean everything when it comes to a great travel experience. We are excited to deliver our world-renowned service to guests in Hangzhou for the first time, starting with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome that is given to each guest on arrival."
Located just 26 kilometers from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and 20 kilometers from Wulin Square and the West Lake Scenic Area, the hotel is a direct link to the Hangzhou Metro, providing easy access to Hangzhou's business center as well as Xiasha University City, and the area's best shopping and dining.
With three uniquely-themed restaurants right at the hotel, guests won't have to go far to indulge in delicious Chinese and international menu offerings. He Yuan offers a delicate, elegant dining experience with the best in Cantonese and Zhejiang cuisine. At E Café, guests can start the day with the brand's famous Wake-up DoubleTree Breakfast buffet, and later enjoy Asian cuisine, Western grilled specialties and fresh seafood. At Suigestu, guests can explore a menu of exquisite Japanese specialties. For a more casual ambience, the Lobby Lounge offers a delectable selection of tea and light bites.
"As the capital city of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is not only enjoying rapid economic development, but also establishing itself as one of the top tourist destinations in China. We are confident that DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East will showcase our strength in supporting the Yangtze River Delta 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 Hangzhou East is the latest welcome addition to our growing portfolio."
DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East offers flexible meeting and event space to accommodate varying event needs, including a 1,050 square meter grand ballroom as well as eight multi-functional rooms, a VIP reception room and a boardroom. A 24-hour business center meets guests' productivity needs, and a 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool are available for guests looking to recharge while staying at the hotel.
Guests will also enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings, 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, internet access, a 42-inch LCD TV and the signature Doubletree by Hilton SweetDreamsTM bed.
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 extra 1,000 bonus points per night on the best available rate for stays completed through stays completed between January 1 and July 1, 2014.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hangzhou East is located at 600 Jinsha Avenue, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou, China. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.doubletree.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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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®.
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