Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu Debuts as Area’s First International Branded Hotel
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Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu Debuts as Area’s First International Branded Hotel

Drawing inspiration from its natural surroundings, the hotel takes guests on a serene journey back to nature

October 18, 2019 // Franchising.com // HANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu, a new hillside resort with 79 spacious suites, including 11 villas. The hotel offers a natural haven nestled beside the picturesque Fenshui Tianxi Lake in Tonglu. Guests will be inspired by the hotel’s exceptional amenities, premier dining experiences and natural elements incorporated into its design. The latest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Hilton’s smart luxury brand, Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu is owned by China Capital Investment Group and managed by Hilton.

“We are delighted to introduce the first international branded hotel in beautiful Tonglu as the newest addition to our fast-expanding Conrad brand portfolio in China,” said Qian Jin, area president for Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. “Famous for its scenic mountains, peaceful waters and lush forests, Tonglu is an increasingly popular leisure destination for family weekend getaways and those who crave a much-needed respite from the bustling city. Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu will serve as a driver of the region’s growth as it welcomes travellers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in a unique setting.”

Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu is located along the famous scenic travel route that encompasses West Lake, Fuchun River and Qiandao Lake. The nature of Tonglu has captivated many generations of visitors with the natural beauty of Tianxi Lake, where they can take relaxing walks or go for an easy jog on a wooden boardwalk along its shore, offering something new to discover each season. The nearby Chaoyang Village has many historic sights to explore with its iconic gingko trees and ancient streets. The resort is accessible from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport, located 150 kilometres away, and the Tonglu Railway Station, which is 45 kilometres away.

“The Conrad brand concept of Designed for Inspiration is brought to life at Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu - featuring design that seamlessly combines contemporary style with the unique natural beauty of Tonglu,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, Luxury & Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “Debuting as Tonglu’s first international hotel, this luxurious sanctuary sets the benchmark in the market for international travel and is the perfect choice for guests to enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of Tonglu and experience intuitive, personalized service.”

In pursuit of harmony between nature and architecture, the hotel’s design draws inspiration from the surrounding mountains, lakes and plants, with elements woven seamlessly into the hotel landscaping and interior design. The local ginkgo tree, for instance, is represented in thoughtful details throughout the resort and used as a recurring design motif on interior walls, fully immersing guests in nature and tranquillity.

“We are delighted to introduce smart luxury to China’s Tonglu resort area,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury and Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu’s large guestrooms, nature-inspired design and world-class amenities and restaurants will enable guests to both recharge and connect with the beautiful surroundings during their stay.”

Sophisticated Accommodations

The 79 expansive guest rooms include 73 square meters of living space at a minimum, each with a large balcony that opens to views of the lake. For added privacy, guests may opt for a villa with a swimming pool. Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu also offers a 10-suite freestanding building, ideal for groups who seek exclusivity. Each guest room is designed as a modern sanctuary to immerse guests in peace and comfort, accentuated with interiors that feature natural materials such as wood, glass and stone in palettes of rich cream, light pine and soft earth tones.

The hotel offers a variety of recreational options, including an outdoor pool available during summer months overlooking the lake, a heated indoor pool bathed in the glow of natural sunlight, as well as an outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour fitness centre outfitted with the latest Precor equipment and free weights. The hotel spa also features an extensive menu of innovative health and beauty treatments.

Inspiring Dining Options

Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu offers exceptional dining experiences in its two restaurants, as well as the lobby lounge and bar.

  • Specialty modern Chinese restaurant LE welcomes guests with a curated menu featuring regional gourmet options that capture the essence of modern Hangzhou and Tonglu flavours. The menu is inspired by Tianxi Lake and features seasonal signature dishes. LE also signifies laughter and happiness, capturing the spirit of Chinese dining - where families and friends gather to share good food and enjoy each other's company.
  • Origine is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, a modern brasserie concept that features signature open kitchens, a Western-style rotisserie and grill, and a menu prepared by an award-winning chef.
  • Bask is the hotel's Lobby Lounge that greets guests on arrival with an indoor grove of Osmanthus trees basking under streams of natural sunlight. Coupled with the stunning lake views through the full-length windows, guests can relax over afternoon tea or a selection of light bites throughout the day.
  • With a special selection of single-malt whiskeys from each island of Scotland, guests will be spoiled for choice at The Gathering, the hotel’s cosy and contemporary bar where they can savour craft beverages while enjoying views of the lake.

Smart Meetings And Special Events

Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu offers 428 square meters of indoor and outdoor event spaces that feature plenty of natural lighting and spectacular views, all of which are ideal for memorable, intimate weddings, meetings and special events. The 240-square-meter pillarless ballroom with sprawling views of Tianxi Lake can accommodate up to 150 guests. Three individual, customizable function rooms are also located on the same floor as the ballroom, along with a 270-degree private and spacious outdoor terrace that can cater to varied event requirements. All event spaces feature state-of-the-art audio visual and technical equipment to suit every occasion, and flexible layouts allow a wide range of capacities according to organizers' needs. A Meeting Concierge service is available to curate meetings and events packages, taking care of every detail to ensure the seamless success of every event.

Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 world-class brands. Members who book directly through the preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Hilton Honors Points and money to book a stay, free standard Wi-Fi and an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night - up to a maximum of 3,000 Hilton Honors Points - for bookings from November 1st to December 30th, 2019, when booking directly with Hilton.

Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu is located at No. 2 Yinzhu, Tianxi Lake Resort, Fenshui Town, Tonglu County, Hangzhou, China.

For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.hangzhoutonglu.conradhotels.com or call 86 571 6431 2777.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Spanning five continents with 35 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Conrad is a place where guests can experience service and style on their own terms – all while connecting with local and global culture. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Media Contact:

Christina Liu
Director of Marketing & Communications Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu
+86 158 6757 7827

Clare Woodford
Hilton – Asia Pacific
+65 9819 1457

SOURCE Hilton

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