Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Hotel in Zhongshan, China

Newly Built 459-Room Hilton Zhongshan Downtown is the Third Hilton Hotel in the Pearl River Delta

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December 17, 2012

ZHONGSHAN, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, China - Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its newest property in the Pearl River Delta - Hilton Zhongshan Downtown. Operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by The Lihe Group, the property is located in the heart of Zhongshan's central business district and surrounded by premium retail and entertainment center. The hotel features 459 guest rooms including 34 suites; a variety of restaurants and bars, two ballrooms, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities and an unrivalled recreation center.

As part of the Lihe Plaza - a multi-functional commercial, residential, retail and entertainment complex, Hilton Zhongshan Downtown is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is 60 kilometers from Macau, 80 kilometers from Guangzhou and 100 kilometers from Hong Kong, and is accessible by road, rail and ferry.

"With this new addition, Hilton Worldwide now operates 32 hotels in Greater China. After the recent openings of Hilton Guangzhou Baiyun and Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe in Guangdong province, we are very excited to now introduce Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Zhongshan, one of the key tourist, business and commercial hubs in the Pearl River Delta. With more than 110 properties in the pipeline, the opening of Hilton Zhongshan Downtown is a strategic step in capitalizing on the ever increasing demand for world class hospitality in this region and across China," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

"Hilton Zhongshan Downtown is designed to bring a world-class experience to all guests, enabling them to enjoy the cosmopolitan design and state-of-art amenities at the property. We also look forward to providing the authentic and signature hospitality to guests from the Pearl River Delta, as well as other parts of China and around the world," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotel & Resorts.

Hilton Zhongshan Downtown's 459 luxurious guest rooms including 34 suites boast a range of quality amenities, including an expansive work space, wireless internet access, Peter Thomas Roth toiletries, free-standing tubs in deluxe rooms and sunken tubs in executive rooms,. Each room also features a spectacular view of the city. Wireless internet access will also be available in the building's public areas, bringing additional convenience to hotel guests.

Guests can enjoy unparalleled recreational facilities, including a 25-meter heated, indoor swimming pool, and a professional tennis court and 24-hour fitness center equipped with a yoga and aerobics room, whirlpool and sauna. For an ultimate indulgence, guests can also receive rejuvenating beauty treatments at the hotel's full-service spa.

The hotel also features 3,600 square meters of conference and banquet space, including two grand ballrooms and eight state-of-the-art multi-functional rooms, all of which have large windows that let in natural light. The 1,323-square meter Grand Ballroom 1 features an eight-meter ceiling and can accommodate up to 1,200 guests in style. The magnificent Grand Ballroom 2's 921 square meters can be divided into two separate rooms. The hotel's business center provides full business facilities and services to meet guests' business needs, including computers, copy machines, printers, printing services, telephones, and postal services. The Connectivity Station provides guests with 24-hour access to computer and printing services.

The hotel features a variety of restaurants and bars, offering a variety of world-class delicacies and drinks that will satisfy guests' different palates.

Hilton Zhongshan Downtown's vibrant restaurant 360° opens during breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a full-service buffet featuring contemporary Asian and Western cuisine as well as an a la carte menu. Guests can start their days with a full Hilton breakfast that includes hot and cold buffet selections and a wide range of local delicacies. Interactive cooking stations, like a wok station, tandoor oven and seafood grill delight guests during lunch and dinner. Guests can also treat themselves by trying the dessert buffet, which features a wide array of delectable, homemade desserts, cakes and ice cream.

Located on the second floor is My China which features the freshest and finest ingredients, offering specialty cook-at-the-table Cantonese and Asian hotpots.

The elegant contemporary restaurant, Il Ponte, offers authentic Spanish tapas and Italian cuisine as well as stunning views from its 58th-floor location. Open kitchens allow guests to watch chefs create magnificent dishes for a dining experience that will certainly be remembered.

Horizon Bar & Lounge, Zhongshan's newest and most exciting lounge bar on the 59th floor, offers stunning views for guests to enjoy while relaxing with a cocktail from the bar's extensive drinks list. This restaurant also offers a light menu of contemporary food and popular music.

The lobby bar, T Lounge & Bar, offers an extensive array of tea and coffee selections, homemade cakes and pastries and a sophisticated list of wines, fine cognacs and whiskies.

Hilton Zhongshan Downtown is located at 16 Zhongshan 3rd Road, Zhongshan, Guangdong 528400, China. For more information or to make reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 760 8888 8888 or visit the hotel's website at zhongshandowntown.hilton.com

Contact

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

Rem Li
Hilton Zhongshan Downtown
+86 760 8715 1506
rem.li@hilton.com

Suki Pan
Hilton Worldwide
+86 21 2321 6819
suki.pan@hilton.com

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