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Hilton has opened its 100th property in the Asia Pacific region, and today has more than 170 hotels with more than 50,000 rooms in its pipeline, with expectations to triple its current portfolio in the next five years.

ďAsia Pacific is a high-priority market for Hilton Worldwide, and the opening of our 100th property and our extensive pipeline are clear signs of our strong commitment to this area,Ē said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide. ďOur history in Asia Pacific has deep roots and dates back more than a half century. Together with the local expertise of our hotel owners and team members, Hilton Worldwide uniquely understands the distinct heritages and cultures of our many locations in this diverse region.Ē

The 100th hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok in Thailand.

Located 400 meters from Phrom Phong Skytrain station on Sukhumvit Soi 26, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is perfectly placed for visitors to explore Thailandís capital.

The hotelís central location allows guests easy access to premium dining, entertainment and shopping hubs, including Emporium Shopping Mall, Terminal 21 and Siam Paragon. It is also 10.5 kilometers away from Bangkokís most famous attractions, including the Grand Palace and the Chao Phraya river.

The 23-storey hotel features 177 guestrooms that range in size from 28 square meters to 58 square meters in size.

Food and beverage outlets include Dee-Lite, an all-day dining restaurant serving Thai, Vietnamese and Western fare, and Mosaic, a pool-side lounge and cocktail bar featuring live DJs on select nights and a menu of tasty salads and delicacies from the hotelís signature Thai charcoal grill.

Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center.

 The hotel's meeting and event facilities include a 351 square meter conference room, which can be divided into two meeting rooms, a 56 square meter multi-purpose room as well as a fully-equipped business center.

The hotel's General Manager is Chris Ehmann.

Hilton Asia Pacific

In 2012, Hilton Worldwide signed a total of 55 new properties in key Asia Pacific markets including Greater China, Australia, Japan, Korea, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. With these new signings, over 14,600 rooms will be included into the companyís portfolio across six brands - Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton.

In the first quarter of 2013, Hilton signed an hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. The 300-room Hilton Yangon is scheduled to open in 2014. The company will also introduce its luxury brand Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the Philippines with the signing of the 350-room Conrad Manila, scheduled to open in 2015. Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, opened its doors on 2 April 2013 in Vietnam.

In India, the company opened the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, in the serene and unspoiled landscape of the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats, and Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square, the second Hilton Garden Inn-branded hotel in the country. With that opening, Hilton Worldwide now manages seven hotels in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) alone.

Hilton Worldwide will also today debut its DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Australia, with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, along with Hilton Darwin in the countryís Northern Territory.

ďAsia Pacific is a major growth engine in the world, and our powerful portfolio of brands allows us to serve a wide range of guests across this dynamic and exciting region,Ē said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. ďOur in-depth knowledge of each of the 19 countries where we operate enables us to identify the greatest growth opportunities while working closely with and supporting the local communities and delivering the best experiences for our guests.Ē

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