|McClean, Va. & Shanghai, 11 August
2009 – Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) has signed through its subsidiary
an agreement to manage the Hilton Hangzhou Qianjiang, China. Opening in
the first quarter of 2014, the 300-room hotel will be the first Hilton
hotel in Hangzhou. The hotel will be owned by Zhejiang Huafon Real Estate
Development Co. Ltd – a joint venture including Huafon Group Co. Ltd.,
Dicara Co. Ltd., and Zhejiang Zheshang Co., Ltd.
The Hilton Hangzhou Qianjiang will be located in the 200-metre high
“Dicara Golden Tower” on a prime site in Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou.
Qianjiang New City is planned to become a new Central Business District
(CBD) in Hangzhou.
Martin Rinck, President – Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation commented,
“We are delighted to be working with Zhejiang Huafon Real Estate Development
Co. Ltd. on this exciting project. This will be the first Hilton hotel
in Hangzhou and we aim to make the Hilton Hangzhou Qianjiang the preferred
choice for the discerning travellers.”
The deal marks the latest milestone in Hilton’s expansion plans in China,
which include 28 hotels under development. With more than 500 hotels in
76 countries around the world, the Hilton Hotel brand is found in more
countries than any other full service hotel brand. The brand plans to serve
78 countries by the end of 2009.
Artist Impression of
Hilton Hangzhou Qianjiang
“Hilton looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Hangzhou
community,” said Dave Horton, Global Head – Hilton Hotels. “The Hilton
Hangzhou Qianjiang is an exciting project that combines the service, amenities
and innovation that define Hilton as the global leader of hospitality.”
The Hilton Hangzhou Qianjiang will comprise extensive food and beverage
outlets and innovative meeting space including a ballroom, function rooms,
meeting rooms and boardrooms. For recreation, guests will be able to choose
among the hotel fitness centre, spa and treatment rooms, in-door thermal
swimming pool and retail outlets.
Mr. Xie Qingbao, Chairman of Dicara Co. Ltd. commented, “Hilton is a
well recognised brand name in China, known for superior service and quality.
We believe by teaming up with the Hilton, this development will deliver
a unique city experience for leisure and business travellers alike”.
Dubbed “Heaven on Earth in China”¹, Hangzhou’s natural beauty and
cultural heritage has long been an important national tourist destination
in China. Today, Hangzhou continues to attract visitors from across the
country as well as from overseas.
|(L to R): Timothy Soper, Vice President Operations, Hilton Hotels-
Greater China & Mongolia, Dong Jianping, Deputy Chairman, CPPCC
Hangzhou Committee, Wang Guoping, Member of the Standing Committee
of CPC Zhejiang Committee, Secretary of CPC Hangzhou Committee and Chairman
of the Standing Committee of Hangzhou People's Congress, Yang Xubiao,
Standing Committee Member, CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee, Deputy Mayor
of Hangzhou, Mr. Xie Qingbao, Chairman of Dicara Co. Ltd ¹Source:
Surrounded by key commercial and municipal buildings of Hangzhou, the
hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Xiaoshan International Airport and
an 8-minute drive to Hangzhou Railway Station. The provincial capital of
Zhejiang is one of the thriving cities in the Yangtze Delta region, and
is within an hour’s drive to Shanghai.
Zhejiang Huafon Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Huafon Group Co. Ltd. is China’s largest polyurethane product manufacturer.
It is listed in China Petrochemical Industry Top 100. Zhejiang Huafon Spandex
Co., Ltd., a member enterprise of Huafon Group, is listed on Shenzhen Stock
Exchange (stock no. 002064). Dicara Co. Ltd. is a consortium enterprise
founded by a few alumni of the EMBA CEO class in Zhejiang from Tsinghua
University. The company undertakes a series of developments on the axis
line of Hangzhou Qianjiang New City CBD, including “Dicara International
Centre”, “Dicara Silver Tower” and “Dicara Golden Tower”. Zhejiang Zheshang
Industrial Co., Ltd. is funded by the enterprises who chair the Wenzhou
Chamber of Commerce. With real estate investment as its core business,
the company is also involved in other fields such as investment, trade,
industry and tourism.
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation, is the leading global hospitality company
based in McLean, VA, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77
countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide. The company owns,
manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel
brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy
Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn,
Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria
and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, as well as the recently launched Home2
Suites by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest reward
program Hilton HHonors®. Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor
of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American
In China, Hilton Hotels Corporation operates 6 Hilton hotels in Beijing,
Beijing Wangfujing, Shanghai, Hefei, Sanya, Chongqing, and 3 Doubletree
by Hilton Hotels in Beijing, Huaqiao/Kunshan and Qingdao as well as the
Conrad Hong Kong. The Company has a pipeline of 28 hotels under development.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonfamily.com.
About Hilton Hotels
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in 76 countries around the world
and plans to serve 78 countries by the end of 2009, Hilton continues to
build on its history as a pioneer in the industry by developing products,
services and amenities that offer today’s travelers more choice and control
over their stays. From Hilton Fitness by Precor to its world-class Hilton
Worldwide Resorts portfolio; from the Serenity Collection of in-room amenities
to Hilton Meetings, a premier global product for small meetings, Hilton’s
offerings are designed to enable guests to be at their personal best whether
they travel for business or pleasure. Hilton’s belief that Travel Should
Take You Places celebrates a commitment to the idea that travel can and
should be transformative. Start your journey at www.hilton.com available
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