DoubleTree by Hilton Enters China's Qinghai Province

DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud Delivers First-Rate Service and Modern Accommodations for Business and Leisure Travelers Visiting the Tibetan Plateau

November 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // GOLMUD, China – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud. Sitting in the foothills of the Kunlun Mountain Pass on the Tibetan Plateau, the 112-room hotel is the first internationally-branded hotel in Golmud. The contemporary hotel is ideally located in the south of the city center, just five kilometers from Golmud Railway Station and 25 kilometers from Golmud Airport, offering easy access to attractions such as Chaerhan Salt Lake, Huyang Forest and the snow-covered Geladandong Peak. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Qinghai Zhonghao Natural Gas Chemical Co., Ltd.

"Exceeding guests' expectations has long been a cornerstone of the DoubleTree by Hilton experience, and we look forward to welcoming domestic and international travelers to Golmud, a key gateway city," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "By bringing an upscale, full-service hotel to this idyllic destination, DoubleTree by Hilton continues our ongoing expansion throughout China by delivering the 'little things' that mean everything in a guest's travel experience – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing with the modern amenities and services available to every guest throughout their stay."

Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud can indulge in a wide assortment of delicious cuisine and tempting dining options without ever having to leave the hotel. Savor Western and Chinese-influenced menus all day long in Med Cafè, or enjoy the finest Cantonese, Hunan and Sichuan cuisine – along with Qinghai local gourmet – in My China Restaurant. After meals, guests may relax and sip cocktails in the comfort of Hoh Xil Lobby Lounge or Champion bar.

Offering more than 1,500 square meters of meeting and event space, DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud creates the perfect setting for any gathering up to 530 people. Weddings, business conferences and other social events may be held in the spacious grand ballroom, three flexible meeting rooms or the outdoor courtyard, all featuring the latest A/V technology. The hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $45 (RMB 268) per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting WiFi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service.

Each guest room features a broad range of modern furnishings and amenities, including the luxurious Sweet Dreams™ by DoubleTree sleep experience, 37-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, and spacious bathrooms with exclusive bath amenities. Also available is an indoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center offering the best in Precor-branded cardiovascular and strength training equipment. A complimentary 24-hour business center is also available to accommodate guests' connectivity needs, and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel's public areas and guest rooms.

"We look forward to welcoming guests to DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud and delivering the first-rate travel experience for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known – from the exceptional service to the upscale accommodations and amenities," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide.

In addition to the signature chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including 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.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points for their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer Hilton HHonors members 1,000 bonus points per night on best available rates for stays completed between November 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, for a maximum of 3,000 points per stay.

DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud is located at No. 15-02 South Kunlun Road, Golmud, 816000, China. For more information or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.qinghai-golmud.doubletree.com or call the hotel directly on +86 979 8969 9999.

Media can access additional information about DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai-Golmud at www.qinghai-golmud.doubletree.com.For more news about DoubleTree by Hilton hotel openings, visit: http://news.doubletree.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 400 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 45,000 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 Centre at news.doubletree.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) 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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,250 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 700,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, 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 news.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 Hilton Worldwide

Contacts:

Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
Audrey.Wong@hilton.com

Maggie Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@hilton.com

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