Hilton Hotels & Resorts Continues Growth In China With Opening Of Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

New Build 682-Room Hotel Is Eighth Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property In China

This information originated in UK English.

November 23, 2010

SHANGHAI and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its newest property in China, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, with 100 of its 682 spacious and luxurious guest rooms opened for reservation. Comprising three stunning towers set in a prime location, just 15 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, the hotel offers three restaurants, two rooftop tennis courts, a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool and the largest ballroom in the Puxi area.

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, said, “The opening of our second hotel in Shanghai marks the continuation of the Hilton brand’s rapid expansion across Asia and continues our commitment to offering modern, innovative, refreshing hospitality that delivers exceptional and relevant experiences for our guests.”

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and 55 minutes from Pudong International Airport, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao is close to metro lines and surrounded by sleek shopping malls, entertainment facilities and upscale residences. Golf enthusiasts can also find a nine-hole golf course across the road from the hotel.

Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton is experiencing rapid growth right across Asia and especially in China, a top strategic growth market for the company’s global expansion. Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao is another milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s development, and is conveniently located in the rapidly developing Hongqiao section of the Minhang District which is home to many multinational companies.” He added, “Whether guests are in Shanghai to attend a conference, do business or take in the many tourist attractions, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao will provide them with total convenience and luxury. The opening of Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao brings our operating portfolio to 15 hotels across China, following the recent opening of DoubleTree Wuxi.”

Hongqiao was one of the first areas to be developed in Shanghai. Over the years, the area has become one of Shanghai’s major central business districts, attracting many multinational companies and business travellers. With the recent expansion of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, the area is set to continue to grow and develop, attracting both international and domestic travellers.

Spacious and stylishly furnished rooms
The property offers 682 spacious and stylishly furnished luxurious guest rooms and suites. The rooms range in size from 46m² Standard Twins in Tower One and 46m² Deluxe Kings in Tower Two, to 59m² Executive Rooms in Tower Three. The suites in each tower range from 79m² to 238m². Many of the rooms have extensive views of the golf course and all come with comfortable seating, work area and bathroom featuring walk-in shower and standalone bathtub. Amenities include wireless and broadband internet access, remote printing, a 42-inchdigital flat-screen TV, in-room safe, ironing equipment, tea/coffee-making facilities and a mini bar.

Fantastic F&B offering
The hotel’s three restaurants and bars cater to every culinary preference. Pulse, the hotel’s lobby lounge, is the perfect meeting place in the day to enjoy an appetite-tempting spread of sweets and savouries. In the evening, let your hair down and feel the pulse with live music and endless entertainment over a cocktail with friends.

At Yue Xuan (opening in January 2011), savor the most authentic Cantonese food in elegance. From Cantonese Dim Sum to delectable steamed fish, straight from our seafood tanks, our menu will satisfy the most discerning palates.

To enjoy all-day international dining, look no further than Essence, an elegant and distinctive all-day dining venue, where you can feast from a menu from around the world. For those looking for a healthy treat or a sweet temptation, “Delicatessen” offers an array of unique, artisan, organic and flavorful products, keeping you satisfied through the day or night.

Well-equipped conference and event facilities
The hotel features 2,800m² of flexible meeting and banquet space, including the largest ballroom in the Puxi area. Measuring 1,706m² with a 6.7m-high ceiling, the spectacular ballroom can accommodate more than 1,000 guests – perfect for a grand banquet or wedding. There are also a boardroom and six meeting rooms of varying sizes, all offering wired and wireless broadband internet access, and audio/visual equipment. A dedicated banquet and conference services team ensures that every event is a success.

Recreation facilities for every need
Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao boasts some of the best recreation facilities in the area, with a 25m heated indoor swimming pool, two rooftop tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness centre. And for a total pampering experience, we have six luxurious spa therapy rooms, as well as a sauna.

Read more about Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao and download images at: www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/shangaihongqiao.

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212

Cindy Zhao, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+86 (21) 3323 6660

Tingting Gao, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+86 (21) 2321 6819

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