Hilton Hotels & Resorts Enters Wuhan

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Hubei Province

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December 31, 2013

WUHAN, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley. The opening marks the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Hubei Province. The six-story hotel features 520 contemporary guest rooms and suites with scenic views from private balconies, five diverse restaurants and bars, and over 5,000 square meters of flexible meeting space. The Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Wuhan Eco City Biguiyuan Investment Co., Ltd.

"We are delighted to introduce Hilton Hotels & Resorts' first property in Wuhan, a city rich in culture and business potential," said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "The opening of Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley reinforces the further development success of the Hilton brand throughout China. It also enhances our brand's commitment to offering an unparalleled level of service to travelers visiting this important gateway city in Central China."

Located in Wuhan East Lake High Tech Development Zone, Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley is only 10 kilometers from the Wuhan Railway Station and 50 kilometers from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. The hotel enjoys close proximity to the dynamic commercial and recreational districts in the Optics Valley and the city's most popular destinations and attractions, including the nearby scenic East Lake and Happy Valley Amusement Park, making it an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley features a broad range of modern amenities, including generous work surfaces, luxurious Hilton Serenity BedsTM, Peter Thomas Roth bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi access, as well as stunning Yanxi Lake views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests who stay in one of the hotel's magnificent suites or executive rooms can enjoy exclusive access to the 3rd floor Executive Lounge, offering complimentary breakfast, refreshments and a cocktail hour.

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley presents five tantalizing food and beverage outlets. Guests can enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine in the YUXI Restaurant, premium Italian delicacies in CUCINA, delicious all-day dining at CHINACHOPS restaurant and a refreshing coffee or tea in the Lobby Lounge. In the evening, guests can also enjoy tapas and sip signature cocktails with popular music, or meet friends at the El Valle. 24-hour room service is also available.

The hotel's 5,000 square meters of meeting space is fully equipped to handle the most elaborate of conventions, corporate meetings and banquet events. The 1,818 square meter pillar-free Grand Ballroom features a 10-meter high ceiling and can accommodate up to 1,600 people in style. The hotel's business center provides full corporate facilities and services to meet guests' business needs, including computers, copy machines, printers, printing services, telephones and postal services.

"Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley is designed to bring a world-class experience to all guests, enabling them to enjoy the cosmopolitan design and state-of-the-art amenities at the property, not to mention some of the most stunning views of the Yanxi Lake. We look forward to providing our world renowned Hilton hospitality to guests from around the world," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points for their stay. This new hotel is offering 1,000 Hilton HHonors points per night from today to April 30, 2014.

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley is located at No. 9 Chunhe Road, Huashan Eco City, East Lake High Tech Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  For more information or to make reservations, contact + 86 (27) 5933 8888 or visit wuhanopticsvalley.hilton.com.

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About Hilton Worldwide's 25th Anniversary in China 
Hilton Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary in China, marking a new milestone in Hilton Worldwide's legacy of providing Chinese guests with excellent hospitality services. In 1988, Hilton Worldwide became one of the first international hotel brands to enter China and has since grown with China's consumers by constantly innovating to win their hearts at home and abroad. Since its entry into China, Hilton Worldwide has been registering strong growth in the Chinese market by expanding its presence from over 30 operating hotels today to more than 150 hotels over the next few years. Hilton Worldwide is also accelerating its expansion in the market with more than 115 projects in the pipeline under the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands. Over the past 25 years, Hilton Worldwide has launched meaningful initiatives tailored for Chinese tastes, including the Huanying program and Hilton HHonors program, and in 2011 Hilton Worldwide became the first multinational hotel company to sponsor the Chinese Olympic Committee. Hilton Worldwide is launching a series of campaigns and promotional activities to commemorate the event.

Contact

Jacqueline Toppings
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5381
jacqueline.toppings@hilton.com

Jenny Wang
Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley
+86 (27) 5933 8888
jenny.wang2@hilton.com

Suki Pan
Hilton Worldwide – Greater China & Mongolia
+86 21 2321 6819
suki.pan@hilton.com

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