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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Rethinks Telepresence Technology with "Beijing Meets Yunnan" Event

2018-11-22 10:54
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-Part of a global brand campaign, the event brings to life the brand tagline of "The World Is Right Here"

SHANGHAI and MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 19, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton, brought to life the brand's tagline of "The World is Right Here" through a synchronised event at properties in Beijing's Wangfujing and Yunnan's Fuxian Lake. The event, which was made possible with Telepresence technology, allowed guests to view life-sized images of participants at the respective destinations, interact with each other through a customized digital interface, and take photos together. Designed to inspire Chinese travelers to discover the world through the brand's global footprint of more than 575 hotels in 79 countries and regions across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts unlocked exceptional experiences for its guests.

Left:Hazel Ooi, Director, Brand Marketing Strategy at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia. Right: Wendy Huang, Senior Vice President and Commercial Director at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia
Left:Hazel Ooi, Director, Brand Marketing Strategy at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia. Right: Wendy Huang, Senior Vice President and Commercial Director at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia

As its tourism industry continues to grow, Greater China presents Hilton with its largest market outside of the US, and is now home to 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties, with an additional 64 hotels in the pipeline. Hilton aims to invite Chinese travelers to discover authentic experiences around the world, with another 179 properties in the pipeline globally. By the end of 2018, the brand will open 19 more hotels.

Wendy Huang, Senior Vice President and Commercial Director at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia, said, "Chinese travelers now seek one-of-a-kind travel experiences. Our hotels and resorts are found in the world's most sought-after destinations ranging from Buenos Aires and Barcelona, to Beijing and Bali.  With the brand's worldwide presence, we are here to meet the needs of Chinese travelers who are looking to discover the world's history, arts & culture, nature, various cuisines, and more."

"The World Is Right Here" Global Brand Campaign

In December 2017,  Hilton Hotels & Resorts released a blue paper titled, "The World of the Chinese Modern Day Traveler is Right Here," which analyzed factors influencing Chinese travelers' behavior and preferences. At the same time, the brand launched advertisements in some of the country's busiest airports. In continuation of this brand campaign, the "Beijing Meets Yunnan" event leverages innovative technology to allow guests at both destinations to meet each other virtually, in life-size.

"Beijing and Yunnan are both at their most beautiful in the month of October. Yunnan is one of the cradles of human civilization, with scenic spots and colorful minority cultures that provide rich opportunities for exploration," said Wendy Huang, Senior Vice President and Commercial Director at Hilton Greater China and Mongolia. "Bejing, meanwhile, is the country's capital, where ancient history, arts, and culture sit side-by-side with modernity and cutting-edge technology. This real-time interaction connects these two destinations, allowing guests at both ends to learn more about the diverse experiences they provide."

As one of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, and will continue to encourage travelers to explore the world through its global footprint.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world's most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr or following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 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 nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to 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

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