Hilton Expands in China
Tuesday December 18th, 2012 - 10:20AM H
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ZHONGSHAN, CHINA—Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened the Hilton Zhongshan Downtown, here. The 459-room hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by The Lihe Group. It is Hilton Worldwide’s 32nd property in China and the first Hilton Hotel & Resort in Zhongshan.
The new-build property is part of the Lihe Plaza, a multifunctional commercial, residential, retail and entertainment complex. It offers a recreational facility, including a heated, indoor swimming pool; professional tennis court; and 24-hour fitness center with a yoga and aerobics room, whirlpool and sauna. It also features a full-service spa, business center and 3,600-sq.-m. of conference and banquet space.
Dining options include 360°, an all-day restaurant featuring Asian and Western cuisine; My China, a cook-at-the-table Cantonese and Asian restaurant; Il Ponte, which serves Spanish tapas and Italian fare; Horizon Bar & Lounge; and the lobby bar, T lounge & Bar.
Tags: • Hospitality • Ownership •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.