First DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in the Heart of China’s Three Gorges Region

New Hotel Marks the First International Full-Service Hotel Brand to Open in Wanzhou

Chongqing, Wanzhou, China – 5 July 2013 – DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing-Wanzhou in China. The opening of the 22-story, 253-room hotel marks the first international full-service hotel brand to serve Wanzhou, known as the economic and transportation heart of Chongqing East. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by the Dalian Wanda Group.

DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing-Wanzhou in China - Presidential Suite

DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing-Wanzhou in China – Presidential Suite

“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing-Wanzhou is a pivotal moment in the tremendous growth and development of Wanzhou City, which is a vital hub of the Chongqing Municipality,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president, Operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “This hotel reinforces the continued growth of Hilton Worldwide and the further developmental success of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand throughout China.”

Nestled near the serene Yangtze River, DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing-Wanzhou exudes a bright and airy ambiance, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the hotel to offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and river. Guests of the will enjoy upscale service and lush accommodations in a modern hotel setting. With more than 1,700 square meters (nearly 5,600 square feet) of state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space, the hotel features the largest meeting facilities in Wanzhou, making it the perfect destination to host corporate meetings and conferences as well as private social events and celebrations. The 1,100-square meter Grand Ballroom and adjoining foyer can cater to more than 700 guests. Five meeting rooms totaling 600 square meters are augmented by a full range of functional support and services that can accommodate up to 300 guests. A dedicated banquet and conference service team ensures that every event detail is taken care of.

The hotel also offers three diverse restaurants and bars to provide guests with a truly international culinary experience from Sichuan favorites to Western à la carte classics. Senses, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers a chic modern design and cozy ambience where guests can enjoy a menu of fusion foods, gourmet coffee, tea and healthy beverage options. Yue Xuan is the hotel’s elegant and tranquil restaurant, featuring classic Chinese cuisine. Menu highlights include Cantonese fare, Sichuan specialties, and other local and traditional provincial delicacies. Yue Xuan also offers seven private River View rooms for daily lunches or dinners.  The place to see and be seen, Han Xiang is the upscale and fashionable Korean dining venue in Wanzhou, serving contemporary and authentic Korean cuisine in an energetic, chic venue. For a more casual but still dynamic destination, the hotel’s Lobby Lounge offers a stunning view and live entertainment, creating the perfect ambiance to meet with friends and colleagues, or just unwind.

“At DoubleTree by Hilton, we know the little things mean everything when it comes to a great travel experience, and we are excited to deliver this experience to guests in Wanzhou for the first time ever,” said John Greenleaf, global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are eager to welcome travelers visiting the heart of the Three Gorges area, and deliver the unparalleled service for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known – starting with the brand’s signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome.”

The ideal choice for business and leisure travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing Wanzhou is conveniently located in the downtown area of the Wanzhou District, less than a kilometer from the Wanzhou Harbor, 15 kilometers (9 miles) away from the Wanzhou Railway Station and just 25 kilometers (15 miles) away from the Wanzhou Airport. In addition to key businesses located in the heart of Wanzhou’s Central Business District, the hotel is situated just minutes from some of the city’s most popular shopping, tourist destinations and attractions, including Heping Square, Taibai Cliff, Emperor City, Three Gorges and the Qinglong Waterfall.

Guests will enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings, a refreshing array of Citronbody care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of Care (Create a Rewarding Experience) for guests, team members and the community. Additional hotel amenities include an indoor pool, sauna and steam rooms, Jacuzzi, 24-hour complimentary fitness center and a beauty salon offering foot massages and hair services. The hotel also features a cozy tea house offering guests a soothing area to enjoy drinks and light, healthy snacks after working out.

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