Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Named "2009 World's Leading Lifestyle Hotel" For The Second Year In A Row

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November 16, 2009

BEIJING -  Hilton Beijing Wangfujing sparkled at the recent World Travel Awards Grand Final 2009 organized by the World Travel Award Organization. Winning no less than four awards, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing walked away with World's Leading Lifestyle Hotel for the second year in a row plus three regional awards - Asia's Leading City Resort, Asia's Leading Lifestyle Hotel, and China's Leading City Resort.

Over 167,000 global travel professionals from over 160 countries voted for their favorites at this year's prestigious annual event, which acknowledges, rewards and celebrates outstanding achievement in all sectors of the global travel industry.

Nils-Arne Schroeder, General Manager of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing remarked, "We are truly honored to receive all four awards. We deeply appreciate the recognition given by the industry experts of our outstanding property, top-class food & beverage concepts and exceptional services. With winning the World's Lifestyle Award for the second year in a row, we are committed to raise the benchmark of operational excellence and further tailor our services to meet the business and leisure needs of increasingly sophisticated travelers."

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing was presented the awards at the 16th Annual World Gala Ceremony held in London on the eve of the World Travel Mart. The Awards Ceremony is the culmination of the annual World Travel Awards regional tour which spans Dubai, South Africa, Mexico and Portugal, celebrating the achievements and highlights of the travel and tourism industry.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel Industry's equivalent to the Oscars"¹, the World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is recognized as the world's most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in global travel industry today.

About Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing sets the standard for modern comfort. Designed as a chic and intimate, lifestyle hotel, featuring 255 guestrooms including 58 suites, the hotel is ideally located on Wangfujing Street, one of Beijing's most prestigious addresses. The property provides easy access to the city's prominent commercial and cultural centers, and is a short walk from many major tourist and shopping attractions.

For information, please visit www.wangfujing.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on + 86 (0)10 5812 8888. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is located at 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng, Beijing.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,400 hotels in 77 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.

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