Hilton Worldwide Marks 4,000th Hotel Milestone
Thursday June 27th, 2013 - 9:34AM B
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McLEAN, VA—Anchored by a focus on global expansion, Hilton Worldwide opened its 4,000th hotel: Hilton Shijiazhuang in the Hebei province of China.
The chain now has 35 hotels operating in Greater China and a pipeline in this region of more than 120 hotels representing more than 42,000 rooms.
Since 2007, Hilton Worldwide added more than 1,100 hotels and increased its room count by 33 percent. It also has a pipeline of nearly 1,000 hotels with more than 176,000 rooms, which is the largest in the history of the company. Hilton Worldwide opened more than 100 hotels globally since the beginning of 2013, with more than 110 additional hotels expected to open throughout the remainder of this year.
Christopher J. Nassetta, president/EO, Hilton Worldwide, characterized 2013 as "an exceptional year so far for our company."
Hilton Worldwide has properties in 90 countries and territories across six continents.
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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.