Hilton to manage China property

Hilton Hotels Corporation and Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company are signing of an agreement for Hilton to manage Hilton Hefei, the latest and most luxurious hotel development in the rapidly growing city of Hefei, capital of Anhui Province in China. 

Scheduled to open in late 2006, Hilton Hefei will be located along the bustling Fengyang Road, near the Hefei New Railway Station and Luogang Airport.  Hilton Hefei is ideally situated in the commercial centre of the city, in close proximity to government buildings, offices and educational institutions as well as upmarket shopping malls, prominent cultural monuments, museums, temples and scenic parks. 

The 26-storey Hilton Hefei, designed by world-renowned Palmer & Turner Architects and Dallas-based interior architectural design firm Wilson & Associates, will provide 566 spacious guestrooms, 8 contemporary food and beverage outlets, and recreational amenities such as a swimming pool, health club and spa.  Conference and Banqueting facilities will include a 1,700 square metre ballroom, 6 meeting rooms and 3 function rooms.

Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific for Hilton Hotels Corporation said, “The partnership with Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited will re-define the standard for luxury hotels in Hefei, and marks another milestone for Hilton’s development strategy in China.  We believe that this hotel represents a unique opportunity to create memorable hospitality experiences for travellers to the city.”

Mr Charles Zixiong Cai, Director and Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited, commented “We are delighted to partner with the world-renowned Hilton brand, as the company has an enviable reputation for delivering first-class service and operational excellence.  Together, we will provide Hefei’s greatest and most personalised hospitality experience.”

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The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Changhua Zheng, Vice Chairman of the Board, Yuanyi Group, with Mr Kees Hartzuiker, Vice President Operations for China, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Mr Charles Zixiong Cai, Director and Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Limited and Mr Xiaodong Xi, Vice General Manager of Anhui Yuanyi Real Estate Development Company Limited in attendance.
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