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 Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited Signs Hilton Hotels Corporation
to Manage 450 Hilton in Taiyuan, Capital of Shanxi Province in China
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Singapore, 7 June 2006 – Hilton Hotels Corporation, the world’s leading hospitality company, and Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited announced the signing of an agreement for Hilton to manage the Hilton Taiyuan Hotel, the latest and most luxurious hotel development in the rapidly growing city of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province in China.   
 
Scheduled to open in early 2009, Hilton Taiyuan will be the first international five star hotel in Taiyuan.  Hilton Taiyuan’s prime location along the bustling Bei Da Street offers guests easy access to the Taiyuan East Railway Station and the convenience of being near the commercial centre of the city, government buildings, offices and scenic parks.  
 
The impressive 37-storey Hilton Taiyuan, designed by world-renowned KKS Architects, will provide 450 spacious guestrooms, 80 upscale serviced apartments, 5 contemporary food and beverage outlets, and recreational amenities such as a swimming pool, health club and spa.  Conference and Banqueting facilities will include a 1,200 square metre ballroom, a Hilton Meetings® facility and an array of function rooms.

Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Koos Klein, Hilton’s Area President of Middle East & Asia Pacific said, “We are excited to partner Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited in managing the first international hotel in Taiyuan.  

Hilton Taiyuan will set the standard for hospitality in Taiyuan while offering travellers unparalleled service and stylish comfort.  The announcement of Hilton Taiyuan also signals another milestone in our continued commitment to world-class developments in China.”
 
Mr Wu Xiaobin, Chairman of the Board, Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited, commented “Hilton’s reputation for service and operational excellence is unsurpassed around the world and their extensive experience in China makes them an ideal partner for managing the Hilton Taiyuan.  Together, we will create memorable hospitality experiences for visitors to this dynamic and vibrant city.”
 
The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Francis Wee Hau Lee, Senior Director of Development – Greater China, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Mr Wu Xiaobin, Chairman of the Board, Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited.  Other esteemed guests included Mr Zhang Bingshen, Mayor of Taiyuan city; Ms Wang Shuzhen, Director of Shanxi Provincial Department of Commerce; Mr Ji Zhenfang, Director of Shanxi Provincial Tourism Administration; Ms Lynette Lim, Legal Counsel – Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation; and Mr Vlad Reyes, General Manager of Hilton Beijing.
 
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 485,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide.  The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®,  Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™.  
 
Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited 
Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited is located in Taiyuan City, China with a registered capital of US$18 million. The company was set up for the development of the Hilton Taiyuan Hotel. Its majority shareholder, Shanxi Changshi Real Estate Development Group, is one of the major real estate developers in Shanxi.

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Contact:

Kees Hartzuiker
Vice President Operations – China
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Tel: +65 6833 9888
Email: kees.hartzuiker@hilton.com 

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Also See: Guang Dong Teem Holdings Limited Contracts with Sheraton to Manage a 450 room Hotel in Guangzhou, The Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel Part of the Mixed-use Complex – Teem Plaza Development / March 2006
Sofitel Opens Two Hotels in Two Different Areas of Nanjing’s Expanding Downtown and Suburbs, A Gary Player Designed Golf Course Surrounds the Surbanban Sofitel Zhongshan Golf & Resort / May 2006

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