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Hilton Hotels Opens the Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang
in the Shandong Province of China

Singapore, 3 July, 2009 – Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) has officially opened the Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang in the Shandong Province of China. 
This opening brings the number of Doubletree by Hilton hotels in China to three, illustrating the growth strategy Hilton is targeting for the Doubletree brand across Asia Pacific. 

Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao Chengyang
No 220 308 National Road, Chengyang, Qingdao, China 266107
This newly redeveloped 320-room (including 24 suites) hotel (formerly the Sunkin Huarun Hotel), with extensive meetings and events facilities designed to cater for up to 750 people, is owned by the Qingdao Sunkin Group. The hotel will offer business, leisure and MICE travellers the chance to experience the Doubletree approach to professional, relaxed and refreshing hospitality.
Hotel Owners Look Forward to Long-Term Doubletree by Hilton Success

“We expect that the hotel’s convenient geographic location will enable it to quickly penetrate into both the local and foreign markets, invigorating the tourism industry in Shandong,” said Mr. Stefan Schmid, General Manager of the hotel.
Mr. Ma Jianping, Vice General Manager of Sunkin Group, the owners of the Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang, said: “Hilton’s strong reputation in the international hotel industry played a significant role in his decision to choose the group as a strategic partner. We hope this co-operation will place Doubletree by Hilton as one of the leading hotels in Qingdao and raise the location’s popularity internationally by taking full advantage of Hilton’s global online reservation system and advanced management model,”

Photo caption: Mr. Fang Hecun, Chairman of Sunkin Group (third from left), Mr. Tim Soper, Vice President Operations – Greater China & Mongolia of Hilton Hotels (fourth from left), Mr. Dirk de Cuyper, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai (second from right) and Mr. Stefan Schmid, General Manager of Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang (first from right) at the official grand opening ceremony of Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang on 1 June 2009.
Strategically located in the heart of the Chengyang District and only nine kilometres from Qingdao International Airport, the hotel is convenient for attractions such as the famous German influenced architecture of Qingdao, the Tsingtao International Beer Museum, local hot springs and an Olympic Sailing Centre, all making for a leisure or business stay with a difference. 
Speaking about the new hotel, Martin Rinck, President Asia Pacific – Hilton Hotels Corporation, commented: “We are delighted to announce the opening of Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang. The contemporary style, quality and versatility of the Doubletree by Hilton brand are proving to be popular features among travellers in China and this latest addition will enhance our portfolio of Hilton hotels in the country while symbolising our commitment to further expanding our presence across the Hilton Family of Hotels in Asia.”
Contemporary Design 
All guest rooms are distinctively designed with a contemporary touch, together with an extensive range of modern conveniences and amenities for an exceptional experience. The 35-square-metre suites feature high-speed Internet access, a large LCD television and electric-powered shower curtains for guest comfort. Guests staying on the Executive Floor can further enjoy complimentary access to the executive lounge.
Superior Recreation and Delicious Dining Facilities
Sports and health enthusiasts will be delighted with the hotel’s spa facilities, indoor heated swimming pool, well equipped gymnasium and squash court. Unique to Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang is a 260 by 110 metre wide golf driving range where keen golfers can work on their swing before heading to some of the championship courses in the Shandong Province. 
And as you would expect with a member of the Hilton Family, gourmands at the hotel will be spoilt for choice with the culinary offerings including the Riverside Cafe serving an international buffet daily or the Garden View Lounge providing a quiet space for guests who would like to retreat to a cosy corner for a drink. Guests can also experience top-quality seafood cooked in typical Shandong and Guangdong style at the Harbour Seafood Restaurant, and the HanJiang Korean Restaurant offers a taste of traditional Korea with its exquisite Korean dishes.
MICE facilities
Whether hosting a meeting or event for 2 to 750, the hotel’s meetings and events facilities can cater for every eventuality with a dedicated conference space situated on the second floor including a spectacular Grand Ballroom, multi-function hall and meeting rooms of various sizes. Guests can also make use of the private rooms adjacent to the Harbour Seafood Restaurant for more intimate meetings.  
About Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang
Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang is located at No. 220, 308 State Highway, Chengyang District, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 266107. The hotel’s phone number is +86 (0)532 8098 8888. For more information or to make a booking visit our website in Mandarin or website in English Reservations can also be made through your local travel professional or by phone on 800 820 0600 (China Toll free). 
About Doubletree by Hilton Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 200 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels, Guest Suites 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 Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. 
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, 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®.

Miss Maggie Chen
Public Relations Department of Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/Chengyang
Tel: + 86 0532 8098 8888 (China)
Mr. Thomas Wingham 
Media & Public Relations 
Tel: +1 310 205 4545 (United States) 

Also See: Dirk De Cuyper Joins Conrad Shanghai as the Opening General Manager / March 2008
Hilton Hotels Signs Agreement with Shanghai New Union Building Co Ltd to Manage the 266 room Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai / December 2008



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