Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens The First Internationally Branded Hotel In The Aerospace City Of Wenchang

Hilton Wenchang is the sixth Hilton Worldwide Hotel on China’s Hainan Island

This information originated in American English.

September 08, 2015

WENCHANG, China and McLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Wenchang, on the picturesque east coast of Hainan Island, China. The hotel is the first internationally-branded hotel in Wenchang and the sixth Hilton Worldwide hotel on Hainan Island. Hilton Wenchang is owned by Luneng Group and managed by Hilton Worldwide.

"Hilton Wenchang strengthens our presence on Hainan, which has a rapidly developing tourism industry that attracted over 35 million visitors in 2013, over 11% more than the year before," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president, operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. "Hilton Wenchang is well-positioned to capture the leisure, corporate and MICE segments and is a great addition to our Hainan Island portfolio, which is growing from strength to strength."

In addition to Hilton Wenchang, the five Hilton Worldwide hotels currently in operation on Hainan Island are Hilton Sanya Yalong Bay, Hilton Haikou Meilan, Conrad Haitang Bay, DoubleTree by Hilton Haitang Bay and DoubleTree by Hilton Qixianling.

"Hilton Hotels & Resorts is an iconic brand that has a strong resonance in China," said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "With 26 Hilton branded hotels operating in the Greater China region and nearly 70 in the pipeline, we remain committed to expanding our footprint in the country exponentially by being in locations our leisure and business guests are traveling to and delivering the world-class service they have come to expect of the Hilton brand. The opening of Hilton Wenchang underscores this commitment and what better way to continue our pioneering and innovative Hilton legacy than to open as the first international hotel brand in the aerospace city of Wenchang!"

Hilton Wenchang is conveniently located, 25 kilometers from Wenchang High-speed Railway Station and 65 kilometers from Haikou Meilan International Airport which is the first airport in China to have a high-speed railway connection. The hotel is also three kilometers from the Satellite Launch Center and this proximity means that guests have great visibility of the rocket launches. In addition, Hilton Wenchang is near Dongjiao Coconut Theme Park, the mangrove landscapes of Bamen Bay and the hiking trails of Tonggu Mountain. Golf courses and historical monuments such as Song's Ancestral Residence are also easily accessible, as is Qishi Bay, where guests can explore the sandy white beaches and the dive sites that showcase spectacular coral reefs.

Hilton Wenchang has 439 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas with stunning sea views. The hotel has a tropical, Southeast Asian vibe and its nautical-themed décor makes full use of natural elements to highlight the scenic tropical setting. Guests staying in executive rooms and suites have exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails.

Hilton Wenchang also has five restaurants and bars. Tonggu Lounge specializes in local teas from different parts of China and has an à la carte menu featuring international and Hainanese dishes. The venue also offers a comfortable outdoor area that provides magnificent views. Open is a dynamic dining concept with a diverse and healthy menu featuring grilled delights, as well as Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes created from fresh, wholesome and natural ingredients. Sundae is inspired by 1950s American ice-cream parlors and reinvents that classic experience with a wide selection of milkshakes, coffees, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks. Haitian serves local delicacies and modern interpretations of traditional Hainanese and Cantonese dishes. With seven private dining rooms, Haitian is great for business luncheons and hearty meals with family and friends. Italian restaurant Bocca is equipped with wood-fired pizza ovens, traditional long tables and private chef tables, offering guests a relaxed yet stylish setting that is ideal for family gatherings and romantic dinners.

In fact, Hilton Wenchang can cater to formal and informal gatherings and events to mark almost any occasion, given its more than 1,500 square meters of flexible meeting and banquet facilities. The hotel's Grand Ballroom spans 800 square meters and there is also a 440-square meter multifunction hall that can be partitioned, depending on the size and nature of the event, as well as six meeting rooms and a business center. In addition, the hotel's lush garden, with its beach and ocean views, provides additional outdoor venue options that are ideal for events like weddings. Guests can also tap on the expertise of the hotel's dedicated events team to ensure that all their events run smoothly.

Hilton Wenchang also offers recreational amenities including a luxury full-service Spa Experience Center, outdoor swimming pools and a fully-equipped fitness center that is open around the clock. Guests traveling with young children can take advantage of the children's playground and Family Entertainment rooms.

To celebrate the opening of Hilton Wenchang, Hilton HHonors members who stay at Hilton Wenchang will enjoy double Hilton HHonors Points for stays from September 8, 2015, to February 28, 2016. Along with the HHonors Points, HHonors members also enjoy the Best Price Guarantee, digital check-in and booking fee waivers when they book directly through Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton Wenchang is located at 28 Ziwei Road, Longlou Town, Wenchang City, Hainan Province, China. For reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 898 3199 8888 or visit the hotel's website at http://wenchang.hilton.com.

Media can access additional information on Hilton Wenchang at news.hilton.com/wenchang and more information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings at news.hilton.com/openings. To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline, visit news.hilton.com/map.

Contact

Audrey Wong
Hilton – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Michelle Scully
Hilton Worldwide
+1 312 240 2924
HiltonPR@edelman.com

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