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 Hilton Hotels Corporation and Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd
Sign Management Agreement for 566 room Hilton Hefei, China 
Singapore, 05 May 2006 – Hilton Hotels Corporation, the world’s leading hospitality company, and Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd announced the signing of an agreement for Hilton to manage Hilton Hefei, the latest and most luxurious hotel development in the rapidly growing city of Hefei, capital of Anhui Province in China.   
Scheduled to open in late 2006, Hilton Hefei will be located along the bustling Fengyang Road, near the Hefei New Railway Station and Luogang Airport.  Hilton Hefei is ideally situated in the commercial centre of the city, in close proximity to government buildings, offices and educational institutions as well as upmarket shopping malls, prominent cultural monuments, museums, temples and scenic parks.  
The 26-storey Hilton Hefei, designed by world-renowned Palmer & Turner Architects and Dallas-based interior architectural design firm Wilson & Associates, will provide 566 spacious guestrooms, 8 contemporary food and beverage outlets, and recreational amenities such as a swimming pool, health club and spa.  Conference and Banqueting facilities will include a 1,700 square metre ballroom, 6 meeting rooms and 3 function rooms.
Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific for Hilton Hotels Corporation said, “The partnership with Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited will re-define the standard for luxury hotels in Hefei, and marks another milestone for Hilton’s development strategy in China.  We believe that this hotel represents a unique opportunity to create memorable hospitality experiences for travellers to the city.”
Mr Charles Cai Zixiong, Director and Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited, commented “We are delighted to partner with the world-renowned Hilton brand, as the company has an enviable reputation for delivering first-class service and operational excellence.  Together, we will provide Hefei’s greatest and most personalised hospitality experience.” 
The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Mr Zheng Changhua, Vice Chairman of the Board, Yuanyi Group, with Mr Kees Hartzuiker, Vice President Operations for China, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Mr Charles Cai Zixiong, Director and Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited and Mr Xi Xiaodong, Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Real Estate Development Company Limited in attendance. 
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,700 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, with 150,000 team members worldwide.   More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America with a portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™. Outside North America, the company operates 262 hotels branded Hilton and 130 under the mid-market Scandic brand.   
About Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd
Anhui YuanYi Hotel Company Limited is located in Hefei City, China with a registered capital of US$14 million. The company was set up for the development of the Hilton Hefei by Yuanyi Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based company with interests in many sectors across Asia, Europe and the Americas, ranging from household products and textiles to trading, bonds and real estate development.  In total, Yuanyi Group’s local portfolio has reached one million square metres since it entered the Hefei market in 2000.

Kees Hartzuiker
Vice President Operations – China
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Tel: +65 6833 9888

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