DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo Opens in Shandong Province
Latest addition brings Greater China portfolio to over 60 operating hotels
QINGDAO, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton announce the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo in Shandong, a province renowned for its natural beauty and rich history. Strategically located in Jimo's central business district, the 365-room hotel is ideal for business and leisure travelers and is just nine kilometers from the Jimo North railway and eighteen kilometers from Qingdao Liuting International Airport. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Qingdao Jifa Group Co., Ltd.
"We continue to grow from strength to strength in Greater China with an operating portfolio of over 60 operating hotels. Our growth strategy in China includes the expansion of our footprint and deepening our commitment in key destinations such as Qingdao with the DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of Operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. "The DoubleTree by Hilton brand is enjoying a growing popularity amongst travelers. I am confident that the DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo will gain a strong foothold in Jimo, a premier leisure destination and gateway city, where travelers can look forward to a rewarding experience starting with the serving of the brand's signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival at the hotel."
"Across our portfolio of 427 hotels located in key gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations, delivering "the little things" that delight guests is the foundation of the DoubleTree by Hilton experience, beginning with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We are proud to fly the DoubleTree by Hilton flag in a developing city like Jimo which underscores the growth of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in China where we now operate a total of 23 hotels. We look forward to delivering our award-winning service experience to both domestic and international travelers visiting China's eastern coast."
With more than 2,000 square meters of meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo can accommodate large conventions, corporate meetings and banquets. The hotel also has an 800-square meter ballroom, which can be partitioned and can accommodate up to 800 guests. In addition, there are nine multi-function rooms that are equipped with ceiling-mounted projectors and screens. The hotel also has a highly-trained, dedicated meetings and events team to ensure the delivery of successful and memorable events. A 24-hour business center offers complimentary support services and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel's public areas.
The hotel also offers a variety of culinary delights. Guests can start the day with the signature Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast at OPEN, the all-day dining restaurant, and sip gourmet coffee at the friendly CHA café. SAKAYA serves up charcoal-grilled Japanese delights and the best of local Jiaodong cuisine is available at YUXI Chinese Restaurant, which features quality seafood and 15 private dining rooms.
To work off any extra calories, guests can head to the indoor swimming pool or 24-hour fitness center, which offers the best in Precor-branded cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Guest rooms feature modern furnishings and amenities, including the luxurious Sweet DreamsTM by DoubleTree sleep experience, 42-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels, as well as spacious bathrooms with exclusive DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities such as the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line. Guests can also expect an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE - Creating a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.
As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo City participates in Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including: digital check-in and choose your room, free Wi-Fi. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and 1,000 bonus points per stay, and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary continental breakfast or 1,000 bonus points per stay. To mark the hotel's opening, Hilton HHonors® members will earn double bonus points for stays between September 28, 2015 and March 31, 2016.
DoubleTree by Hilton Qingdao-Jimo is located at No. 79, Xinxing Road, Jimo, Qingdao, Shandong, 266200, China. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.doubletree.com or call +86 532 8850 8888.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
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