News for the Hospitality Executive
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel Opens as China’s First
And Only Luxury Airport Hotel At World’s Second Busiest Airport
BEIJING, and MCLEAN, Va., July 29-- Hilton Hotels, the brand that invented the airport hotel concept, again sets a new standard with the opening of the first-ever luxury airport hotel in China. The grand opening of Hilton Beijing Capital Airport hotel and conference facility today highlights the two-year anniversary of Beijing Capital Airport’s Terminal 3 and continues to expand the services connected to the world’s second busiest passenger airport.
“Opening China’s first luxury international airport hotel generations after our founder pioneered the airport hotel concept is more than a noteworthy milestone. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport reflects the innovation, refreshing hospitality and contemporary relevance that enable us to deliver an exceptional experience for our guests and set Hilton as a leader in the eyes of today’s savvy global travelers,” said Dave Horton, Global Head, Hilton Hotels brand.
Beijing Capital Airport is the nerve center for international travelers in China as well as burgeoning business and industrial community that rings the airport. The airport has an average of 1,400 domestic and international flights daily and serviced more than 65 million travelers last year. The local business community surrounding the airport features a growing and vibrant mix of Chinese and multinational companies, which use Beijing for their global or regional headquarters.
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, located right at Terminal 3, features more than 320 guest rooms, seven restaurants and bars with 32 private dining rooms, two ballrooms and 21 meeting rooms with more than 3,000 square meters of meeting space, executive concierge services, a luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. The facility is 72,000 square-meters in size and built on more than 28,000 square meters of space that provides ample room for on-site event parking as well as pleasant gardens.
“The Beijing Capital Airport Authority has invested tremendous resources in new facilities and transportation infrastructure to make Terminal 3 a world-class service center for business and leisure travelers into and around China. With Hilton Hotels as our newest partner we are adding to the mix; international standards for meetings and conference facilities, top class restaurants and spacious rooms with a service brand that is well known and trusted around the world,” said Gang Wu, the General Manager of owning company, Beijing Capital Airport Tourism Co., Ltd.
While the concept of a luxury international airport hotel is new to China, such properties have been a standing part of the Hilton portfolio, with several new projects in development. In 2010, Hilton plans to open Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare, in the United States near Chicago O’Hare International Airport, while a new build Hilton property featuring a stylish horizontal skyscraper design at Frankfurt International Airport is scheduled to open in 2011.
“Hilton Beijing Capital Airport is a dynamic property that will become a top gateway to China, with international travelers staying overnight after long-haul flights before connecting to their final destinations. The hotel will host leisure guests and business travelers from top companies that want the convenience of Terminal 3 and Hilton standards for events, business, dining and guest services. Hilton continues rapid growth across Asia and this hotel brings a new dimension to our growing portfolio in Beijing, which already includes the world’s top lifestyle hotel and another of the city’s top metropolitan hotels,” said Martin Rinck, Area President – Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
In addition to balancing the needs of both international travelers and meeting planners, designing this unique hotel required striking a balance of international and Asian influences. The restaurant mix, for example, includes a wide range of offerings that run from fine Cantonese, served in all private dining rooms for the local business community, to prime aged steaks, to 24-hour convenient service for late-night travelers. Each location within the new Hilton has a unique profile with menus created by chefs specializing in that specific cuisine.
Meeting facilities were designed to balance the needs of different types of functions, as each ballroom has a private entrance, check-in and networking or entertaining areas. The meeting rooms, which are directly connected to the ballrooms to make for easy and convenient breakout sessions, include a mix of conference table and seating styles that are popular with both Asian and Western executive meetings. All meeting room areas are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
About the Property
The Location …
Located a few minutes from BCA Terminal 3 by free shuttle bus, the hotel is in close proximity to the Express Rail station and is only 16 minutes to the city centre, and a 10 minute drive to the new China International Exhibition Center. The Wangjing Business District, Great Wall, Olympic Village and Summer Palace are all less than 45 minutes by car.
The Rooms …
The property offers 322 rooms that range in size from 45 square meters with 3.5-meter-high ceilings to a 365-square-meter Presidential Suite. There are 18 two-story, two-bedroom duplexes and all rooms have contemporary designs, separate walk-in showers, 37-inch flat panel TVs, high-speed internet access, with complimentary access to the Executive Lounge for Executive Room and Suite guests.
The Restaurants …
The hotel’s seven restaurants and bars cater to every culinary need. My China has chefs from Sichuan, Hunan and Beijing and offers both private dining and open restaurant seating. YueShang specializes in Cantonese fare served in all private dining rooms. Compass Grill features two open kitchens, one for grilled steaks and seafood and one with a dedicated Tandoori chef, a special aging room for prime beef and an extensive wine list. Other features include an international buffet, 24-hour service, a Cuban cigar bar and an entertainment lounge featuring the longest bar in Beijing.
The Conference and Event Facilities …
The hotel features more than 3,000 square meters of meeting & function space with two large ballrooms and 21 breakout meeting rooms which are designed to service a range of meetings, training programs, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, parties and private events. All conferences and events can be serviced by the Hilton’s suite of restaurants, state-of-the-art technology and translation booths as well as professional engineering and audio-visual support services. Guests have full access to comprehensive business center and executive concierge services.
The Special Service Facilities …
The Hilton Spa has five fully equipped treatment rooms with private baths. The fitness center is outfitted with Techno Gym equipment including dual-action training machines, treadmills, upright cycles and functional training glides, as well as a 25-meter indoor swimming pool.
Read more about Hilton Beijing Capital Airport and download images at http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/BeijingCapitalAirport
About Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 592,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hiltonworldwide.com/
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