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DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Suzhou, Introducing Signature Warm Welcome to the Yangtze River Delta Region

Newly launched hotel delivers market-leading comfort in the heart of the Economic Development Zonewith scenic canal views
2019-09-06 16:00 983

SUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton (NYSE: HLT), today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang, a 22-storey, 316-room hotel located in the center of WuJiang Economic Development Zone, one of China's "Top 10 Districts" on the borders of Suzhou and Shanghai, bridging the core of the rapidly developing Yangtze River Delta. This opening marks the entry of the award-winning full-service brand, DoubleTree by Hilton, in Suzhou, introducing its signature warm hospitality and caring service to the city. The hotel is owned by ManWah Holdings Limited and managed by Hilton.

"Wujiang's uniquely advantageous location presents Hilton with a valuable opportunity, thanks to its recent integration into the Yangtze River Delta Development Plan," said Qian Jin, area president of Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. "Home to 20 Fortune 500 companies and nearly 100 listed foreign-invested companies, the Wujiang Economic Development Zone is welcoming immense growth in both its economy and demand for internationally branded hotels. DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang meets the demand for sophisticated meeting spaces and guest-centric services to support the region's rapid development."

Located in the heart of the Wujiang District, the new hotel is the ideal choice for Wujiang's many business travelers and offers convenient access for tourists to explore the city's famed ancient water towns. The UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, ancient towpath, in the Grand Canal Park is walking distance from the hotel, and within six kilometers, guests can enjoy shopping, entertainment centers, and scenic spots like Qipao Town, Jingsi Garden, Tongli Water Town, and Taihu Lake, a vast ecological park. Guests can travel from the hotel with ease with the Suzhou Metro Line 4 and several bus hubs in close proximity, in addition to a dense network of expressways that provide access to key cities in the Yangtze River Delta. Major business and leisure destinations in China can be reached via the Suzhou Railway Station (28 kilometers away), the Sunan Shuofang International Airport (45 kilometers away), and the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (65 kilometers away).

Built on the bank of the Grand Canal, the hotel subtly integrates canal and water elements in the public areas, guest rooms and meeting spaces, with design features such as the cascading crystal lights in the lobby that outlines the canal and marks the major cities through which it flows. In the Executive Lounge, warm lighting comprises 450 small fish in different colors and shapes, appearing to swim overhead through a canal. As a key inspiration for the interior, the water element is also echoed in all marble surfaces and carpets through a ripple design, evoking soft comfort and natural serenity at every touch point.

"DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang is an exciting addition to our portfolio that showcases the brand's successful growth throughout Asia Pacific as we seek to deliver exceptional facilities and hospitality that resonates with the region's business and leisure travelers," said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests to a home away from home with elevated comfort, starting with our warm chocolate chip cookie welcome."

Additional hotel features and amenities include:

  • DINING

Guests can experience a gastronomic journey of flavors in two restaurants and the lobby lounge. Located on the third floor, all-day-dining restaurant Kitchen Craft offers a diverse selection of international classics and local specialties, and boasts live cooking stations that bring extra excitement and fresh flavor to the dining experience. Perched on the 20th floor, Qingya is the highest Chinese restaurant in the Wujiang District, providing an unparalleled view of the winding canals that span the region. Traditional Suzhou dishes and Cantonese cuisine are presented with a modern fusion twist and a focus on seasonal local produce. The Lobby Lounge is an ideal meeting place for business or leisure, offering a full-service bar and afternoon tea sets, as well as a selection of desserts including the signature DoubleTree Cookie.

  • AMENITIES

DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang features 316 Digital Key-enabled guest rooms, including seven suites, offering guests contemporary accommodations with stunning canal views and vibrant cityscapes. Each room is equipped with DoubleTree by Hilton's signature amenities like Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience bedding and Verbena and Lavender bath products by Crabtree & Evelyn®. Guests staying on the executive floors have exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, a tranquil place for breakfast or evening cocktails. Guests can enjoy 24-hour access to the fitness center equipped with Life Fitness® equipment.

  • MEETINGS AND EVENTS

With 1,140 square meters of flexible meeting and event space, DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang is the district's venue of choice for smart business meetings and sophisticated social gatherings. The 750-square-meter pillar-less multi-function Ballroom is equipped with a 50 square-meter built-in LED screen, suitable for small to mid-size meetings or gatherings. The 19th floor holds five private function rooms and one VIP room perfect for smaller meetings or breakout sessions, each with warm natural lighting and sprawling canal views.

DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

To celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night for bookings from September 30, 2019, to February 29, 2020, when booking directly with Hilton.

DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang is located at No. 199, Yundong Ave, Wujiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, 215200, China.

For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit http://www.doubletree.com or call +86 (512) 8687 8888.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 565 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.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world's best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

Source: Hilton
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