HUAQIAO, China – Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Doubletree by Hilton Huaqiao/Kunshan, the first Doubletree by Hilton branded hotel in East China. The newly-built, 397-room hotel is located in the new Huaqiao Central Business District, which is strategically located between Shanghai and Suzhou – regarded as two of China’s top five economies. Situated along the main expressway that connects Shanghai and Suzhou, the Doubletree by Hilton is well positioned to Shanghai’s two major airports and is within close proximity to Shanghai Automobile City and China’s Formula 1 racing circuit.
Martin Rinck, president Hilton Hotels Corporation Asia Pacific, commented: “We are delighted to introduce our second Doubletree by Hilton hotel in China and in Asia. This is a milestone in our expansion plans for the Hilton family of brands, and the Doubletree brand, following the successful launch of our Doubletree hotel in Beijing during the Olympics. We are confident the relaxed warm service and contemporary style of the Doubletree hotels will be a hit among travelers in China and beyond.”
Owned by Kunshan Guangting Property Co., Ltd. and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation, the newest member of the Doubletree collection is just 15 km from Kunshan and 30 km from the city center of Shanghai in an ideal location for both business and leisure travelers. The 24-story hotel features more than 2,500 square meters of meeting and banquet space with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment; an open-air, lushly-landscaped rooftop garden; a heated indoor swimming pool; a Doubletree Fitness by Precor® facility; and multiple dining and gathering options including a signature Sui Yuan Chinese restaurant featuring 15 private dining rooms.
“The Doubletree by Hilton Huaqiao/Kunshan is perfectly suited to meet the needs of this rapidly-growing business center and represents an incredible new chapter for our growing Doubletree hotel collection in China and across Asia. We continue to attract considerable interest from hotel owners throughout Asia, as they discover Doubletree by Hilton is a dynamic and lucrative branding opportunity in the upscale, full-service hotel market,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels.