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Hilton Worldwide Signs Two Management Agreements with China’s Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding
Group for Conversion Project 137-room Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing and
New-Build 296-room DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County



SHANGHAI & MCLEAN, Va.--Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of two management agreements with Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group. The agreements will see the introduction of Hilton Worldwide’s first Hilton Garden Inn in China, and the first DoubleTree by Hilton deal signed for Shaoxing County. Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing located in Shaoxing, a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang Province, is expected to be open by the end of 2011. DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County is scheduled to open by the end 2013. Shaoxing County is along the Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo economic belt of the Yangtze River Delta. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing.

Martin Rinck, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton Worldwide currently has six DoubleTree by Hilton hotels operating in Beijing, Qingdao, Kunshan, Sanya and Wuxi. The addition of DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County attests to the growing popularity of the brand in China. With Hilton Garden Inn added to our current trading portfolio of four award-winning brands, we will be able to further broaden our customer base across China.”

Andrew Clough, Senior Vice President of Development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, commented, “This is a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide’s foray into China’s mid-market segment which continues to hold vast opportunities. The collaboration with Jiacheng Holding Group will enable us to bring to bear the strength of our brands.”

Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group was founded in 1999. Its core business is real estate development, while its other businesses include hotel management, investment consultancy, advertisement and interior decoration.

“We believe that Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing and DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County will set the benchmark for world-class hospitality and become iconic addresses for both corporate and leisure travelers. We have strong confidence in Hilton Worldwide, given its strong international management expertise and portfolio of award-winning brands,” said Zhe Xuan, Chairman of Jiacheng Holding Group.

Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing
The conversion project is an existing four-storey building. The hotel is located at the north gate of Shaoxing’s heritage town center, Jiacheng Square on North Jiefang Avenue, within Yuecheng District.

Once completed, Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing will offer 137 guest rooms, a stylish lobby lounge and an all-day dining restaurant capable of accommodating 120 diners. Leisure facilities at the hotel will include an outdoor swimming pool, and a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art health club. There will also be meeting rooms each measuring 289 square meters. The hotel will also offer on-site car parking facilities for the convenience of its guests.

Shaoxing is one of the most economically vibrant and affluent cities in the southeast coastal area of China. Its key industries; textile manufacturing and pearl export have contributed to the large volume of frequent business travelers who look for good quality value accommodation.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County
The hotel will be part of a mixed-used development which includes high-end residences and a shopping mall. Currently under construction, the seven-storey property will be located at the intersection of Qunxian Road and Huxi Road in Kecheng District, a new urban area within the Keqiao Economic Development Zone.

When it opens, DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County will have 296 modern guest rooms. Guests will be able to dine at any of the three restaurants, hold a casual meeting at the lobby lounge, or enjoy a leisurely drink at the bar.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County will also be equipped with a business centre, a ballroom measuring 1,125 square meters, and seven rooms designed for social functions or corporate meetings. Guests will also be able to recharge or relax at their convenience during their stay; there will be a fully-equipped fitness club, a specially-designed spa, and indoor pool.

Shaoxing County is 285 kilometers away Shanghai. China’s largest textile trading hub, it is host to numerous textile related exhibitions and conventions. It is also home to China’s rich cultural heritage and the hometown to many of its famous people including the ex-Prime Minister Zhou En Lai.

Hilton Worldwide currently operates 17 hotels and resorts under four brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton. It also has more than 60 properties under various stages of development across its portfolio of brands in China.

About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpots™ remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations please visit www.hgi.com

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each guest DoubleTree by Hilton receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. For more information on DoubleTree by Hilton, please visit www.doubletree.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 92 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 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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Contact:

Hilton Worldwide
Celina Low
+65 9176 4771
Celina.low@hilton.com
or
Tingting Gao
+86 139 1809 1191
tingting.gao@hilton.com


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