Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening Of Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort

349-Room Hilton Resort Brings Hilton Worldwide’s Portfolio To 18 Hotels In China

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July 26, 2011

SHANGHAI and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its newest property in Hangzhou Province, China, Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort. Located in Chun'an County, on the shores of the stunning Qiandao Lake, the hotel comprises seven grand towers and 349 rooms. The opening of the resort expands Hilton Worldwide's footprint in mainland China to 18 operating hotels.

"The demand for world-class accommodation in China is growing at a staggering rate, and Hilton Worldwide is continuing its growth momentum with our newest offering in the Chinese market," said Martin Rinck, area president, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific. "With our internationally renowned standard of products and services, coupled with a location that boasts an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop and nature-rich environment, Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort will contribute to making Qiandao Lake an even more attractive destination."

Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao joins Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa as the second Hilton Resorts property in mainland China. Hilton Resorts is a specific collection of premier properties within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio that are designed for travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in the world's most sought after destinations.

Most of the resort rooms offer lakefront views with private balconies or mountain views, and begin at 48 square meters, with generous work spaces, high speed internet access and luxury bathrooms. The resort offers four dining options -- creative all-day dining in Eatzi Cafe, authentic Southeast Asian dishes at Spices Bistro, speciality Hangzhou and Ningo regional cuisines at Chinese restaurant, Taste. The lobby lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows provides the ideal location to meet, unwind and capture the wonderful lake views.

"As one of the first global hotel brands to enter China, Hilton enjoys strong brand awareness and recognition for our authentic service," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "The opening of Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort further strengthens our portfolio in South China and we look forward to showcasing the best of our leisure offerings in Chun'an County of Hangzhou Province."

Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort is situated eight minutes from the Qiandao Lake bus station and is near to the Hangxinjing Expressway. The resort is approximately a two-hour drive from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, 131 kilometers from the city of Hangzhou. A scenic feast and eco-sanctuary nearby attractions include visits to Mei Peak, Moonlight and Dragon Hill Islands, fishing and lake rafting/drifting. Also in the nearby regions are the Heritage sites of Mount Huangshan and Sanqing known for their many peaks that resemble in silhouette human and animal forms.

For additional information and to download images, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/hangzhouqiandao.

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

Tingting Gao
Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+86 139 1809 1191
tingting.gao@hilton.com

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