Taiwan: A new important Milestone for Hilton

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“Hilton Taipei Sinban’s debut marks an important milestone for Hilton as we make our return to the Taiwan market, underscoring our commitment to being everywhere our guests want to be,” said Qian Jin, area president for Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. “As we continue to expand our global footprint, we look forward to bringing more of our 14 award-wining brands to this market with the opening of Hilton Taipei Sinban and the upcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Taipei Zhongshan.”

The opening of the Hilton Tapei Sinban marks Hilton’s return to the Taiwan market after 15 years, making it New Taipei City’s first international upscale hotel. The 31-story, 400-room hotel offers itself as an optimal choice for business travel and gatherings with extensive meeting facilities and convenient connections to traffic hubs. Hilton Taipei Sinban is owned by Hong Guo Group Co., Ltd. and managed by Hilton.

Located in the central Banqiao District, New Taipei City, the hotel is in close proximity to shopping and entertainment centers, numerous local eateries, business districts and tourist attractions. The modern hotel is conveniently located near Banqiao Station with easy connections to high-speed rail and other public transport options.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.