China based Dalian Wanda Group, a major real estate
developer, has entered into a strategic relationship with Hilton Hotels
Corporation to expand its footprint in the hotel industry in China.
Hilton Hotels Corporation has been appointed to manage 5 hotels on
behalf of subsidiaries of Dalian Wanda Group, which will own and develop
Comprising selected upscale and luxury hotels as
part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, the agreements include plans
for the Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay and Doubletree by Hilton Sanya
Haitang Bay on Hainan Island, the Conrad Dalian and Hilton Dalian,
and the Hilton Nanjing, to all be opened by 2012.
Martin Rinck, president Asia Pacific – Hilton
Hotels Corporation said, “Through this important relationship
with the Dalian Wanda Group, we are making further advances with
bringing the value of our Hilton Family of Brands to life in
China. With domestic travel continuing to grow and increasing
interest in China from international visitors, we are committed to
offer best in class hotel products in key cities across the
country, and aim to make the Hilton Family a household name here.
Five hotels in one day is a very special occasion and we are
delighted to be working together with Dalian Wanda Group as a
The deal, which was recently signed at a
ceremony in Dalian, marks a significant expansion for Hilton
Hotels Corporation in China, adding another 1484 rooms to the
operator’s system. With 9 hotels in operation, and 23 hotels under
development, Hilton Hotels Corporation aims to increase its
presence in China to 31 hotels, by 2012.
Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay and Doubletree by
Hilton Sanya Haitang Bay
The two new additions to Hainan Island will
build on the success of Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa which opened in
Yalong Bay in 2006, and add to the company’s recently announced
plans to open Hilton hotels in Haikou and Qing Shui Bay.
Dubbed the “Hawaii of China”, Hainan Island’s
tropical climate, clear blue waters and white sandy beaches
attract visitors from across the country as well as Russia, Europe
and Asia, for leisure as well as for Meetings Incentives
Conferences and Exhibitions. Sanya, is also home to the Miss World
Pageant and hosts a variety of luxury hotel developments.
The Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay will feature 101
luxury resort villas on a prime site along the 20 kilometre sandy
Haitang Bay Beach, and in close proximity to an 18-hole golf
course. With 3 exclusive restaurants and beach dining as well as
an intimate wine cellar, the resort will cater for luxury
travellers with various recreational facilities including tennis
courts, a swimming pool, spa, health club and a kids club.
The 450 room Doubletree by Hilton Sanya Haitang
Bay will also feature extensive food and beverage outlets and
Both hotels are scheduled to open in
Conrad Dalian and Hilton Dalian
The economic centre of China’s North-Eastern
regions, known as Manchuria, Dalian is among the country’s most
affluent cities with a colourful past as an imperial port outpost
established in the Qing Dynasty. Today, Dalian operates four
special economic zones including a hi-tech, free trade and a
national holiday resort zone. Its temperate climate, green
planning and international history have cemented its position as a
Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions – it has hosted
major events as diverse as the Summer Davos Economic Forum, the
International Beer Festival and the China International Garment &
Textile Fair, and in 2007 attracted 24.8 million domestic visitors
and 800,000 overseas visitors.
The 210-room Conrad Dalian and 360-room Hilton
Dalian will be located in one 35-storey tower, with the Hilton
occupying the lower floors. The tower will be located on a
waterfront site in the Dalian Central Business District, featuring
an international conference centre, art galleries, retail
boutiques, theatre and a cruise terminal and yacht club. With
panoramic sea views, the hotels are expected to become the “place
for people to meet” in Dalian. Both hotels are scheduled to open
in late 2012.
The Conrad Dalian will feature 210 guest rooms, a Chinese speciality restaurant, lobby
lounge and bar with skyline vistas, contemporary meeting and
business facilities with the latest technology, and a health club,
swimming pool and spa.
The Hilton Dalian will comprise extensive food &
beverage outlets and innovative meeting space including a ball
room, function rooms and boardrooms. For recreation, guests will be
able to choose among the hotel fitness centre and spa, tennis
courts and swimming pool.
Located in the Yangtze River Delta, Nanjing is
the economic and political powerhouse of Jiangsu Province.
Established in 495 BC, Nanjing is home to the UNESCO World
Heritage Site, the Imperial Tombs and was also the original
port from which China’s Great Armada, the Imperial Treasure Fleet,
embarked on its journey. The city has an illustrious culture and
collection of heritage sites. With well preserved natural scenery,
pagodas juxtapose modern architecture set against winding rivers,
mountains and serene lakes. The city also boasts some of the
world’s longest and tallest walls which were built to align with
Scheduled to be part of a mixed use development,
featuring a shopping mall, office space and serviced apartments,
the 23 storey new build hotel will be situated at the intersection
of 2 thoroughfares that serve Nanjing’s Central Business District.
Scheduled to open at the end of 2012, the
363-room Hilton hotel will enjoy 5 innovative restaurants and
bars, as well as extensive meeting and banqueting space and
fitness facilities including a swimming pool, health club and spa.
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